Friday, August 10, 2012

Three Essential Playing Rules for Good Defensive Tactics:


  • Always protect middle ice


  • These three slides are example of poor defensive balance and spacing


  • Never have three players on boards

  •  Always face the play 

  • If your not pressuring the puck,  protect middle ice

Related Videos & Teaching Points:

Power Thoughts:

"Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."
                                                                                        -Vince Lombardi

Sports Psychology Tips:

Psyche Yourself Up Before the Game:

Your physiology should mirror how you need to perform. You can learn to control your confidence and energy by adjusting your physiology.

  • Adjust your physiology 
  • Put on your game face
  • Breathe deeply
  • Hold your head up high
  • Make eye contact
  • Speak loudly and clearly
  • Moving your body will create the right emotions and energy

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