Monday, October 15, 2012

3 v 1 Defensive Rush Woman's World University Team 2011

3 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' should keep a tight gap
  • The 'D' should keep the puck wide
  • The  'D'  must  skate backwards and stay in the middle of the ice
  • Stay between the three forwards 
  • If a pass is made back to the slot, the 'D' must pressure and attack the slot 
  • Goalie should call I have the shooter


In higher leagues, you can not just automatically let the player shoot. The players shoot the puck to good these days. Defense need to learn to improvise by;
  • Block shots
  • Block passing lanes
  • Develop fake stick checks and body checks
  • Develop instincts when to pressure
  • Scout the other team - Know who you want  and who you don't want to let shoot. 

Related Videos & Teaching Points:

Great Job 2 v 1 - Göktürk Taşdemir

Erik Karlsson 2 on 1 NY Rangers vs Ottawa Senators, Playoffs 2012

New York Ranger Michael Del Zotto Defends Perfect 2 v 1

5 Man Circuit Passing Drill:

Player one executes a give and go pass with player three. Player one passes to player two.  Player two skates into the pass and makes a lead pass to player four. Each player follows the pass and takes that player's position.  One to two, Three to four and four to one.

Individual Tactics:
  • Give and go
  • Skating into the pass
  • Passing to space
  • On touch passing

Power Thoughts:

If you're bored with life - you don't get up every
morning with a burning desire to do things -
you don't have enough goals.
- Lou Holtz

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes

through service to the less-fortunate.

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present."  
-Jim Rohn

Sports Psychology Tips:

Do Not Beat Yourself:

Everyone has some self-sabotaging patterns of behavior. Make a list of your self-defeating  attitudes, behaviors, beliefs and thoughts. Create a methodical plan to turn those self defeating habits into positive stepping stones to win. When you eliminate these habitual limiting patterns of behavior, you'll get out of your own way and success  will follow.

  • Do not sacrifice your success for short-term fun
  • Do what is hard and necessary; Instead of  what is fun and stress receiving 

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