Monday, August 20, 2012

Keith McAdams Coaching Tips: New York Ranger Michael Del Zotto Defends Perfect ...

New York Ranger Michael Del Zotto Defends Perfect 2 v 1

2 v 1 Defensive Read the Rush:

  • Good body & stick positioning 
  • Quick sticks & anticipation 
  • Stick well out in front of you, ready to deflect pass 
  • The  'D'  must stay up & in the middle of the ice between the forwards 
  • The 'D' should keep the puck wide 
  • If a pass be made back to the slot, the 'D' must pressure and attack the slot 
  • The 'D' should keep a tight gap 
  • Goalie should call I have the shooter

Do Not:
  • Do not give up huge gap through center ice
  • Do not back up into goalie
  • Do not commit to one forward

Teaching Notes:
  • At higher levels you can not allow the players to shoot from slot
  • Defenders must develop fakes stick checks & checks

Power Thoughts:

Coach George Halas: Brian Piccolo died of cancer at the age of 26. He left a wife and three daughters. He also left a great many loving friends who miss and think of him often. But when they think of him, it's not how he died that they remember - but how he lived. How he did live!

"I don't care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life." -Gale Sayers

Brian's Song. Great Movie

Ernest Hemingway once said "Every true story ends in death." Well, this is a true story.

Please see Jimmy V Foundation

Sports Psychology Tips:

Three Things To Do Now, To Improve Your Performance:

 If you want to practice as good as an Olympic Gold Medalist; You need to match your attitude, emotionally energy and enthusiasm. You have 100% control over your attitude, emotional energy, and enthusiasm. Great athletes focus on things they can control. You can improve your game now, by focusing on improving your:
  1. Attitude
  2. Emotional Energy 
  3. Enthusiasm

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