Friday, October 12, 2012

Bad Offensive and Defensive Gap Control

Teaching Points:

1. Defenders must maintain good offensive and defensive gap.

2. Maintain gap of 2 sticks through center ice. 

3. Maintain gap of 1 stick at blue line. 

4. On even situations pressure up on puck carrier.

Tactical Mistakes by Baskent:

  • Baskent Defender is two zones away from the puck

  • Baskent is only attacking with four players

  • Baskent  defenders are giving away free ice

  • Baskent fails to maintain good gap control on puck carrier

Related Videos & Teaching Points:

Four Mistakes Made by Turkey  on Defensive Rush 2011 IIHF WC:

  • Turkey defenders backing up, giving away ice
  • No free shots
  • Forwards, not backchecking
  • Goaltender needs to come out to top of crease

Power Thoughts:

"Overthinking is not going to make anything better."

"We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap."   

 -Anthony Hopkins  

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