Saturday, November 3, 2012

Kazakhstan v Canada 1-2-2 Forechecking System 2012

Strategy & System:  Kazakhstan 

  • The 1-2-2  forechecking is a conservative system
  • Kazakhstan is locking boards strong side
  • It  is designed to prevent odd man rushes
  • It can be used to control the boards
  • It can be organized to pressure puck in center ice

"D" to "D" Pass

Teaching Points:

  • All five players must be up ice and in position 1-2-2
  • F1 presses puck carrier from the inside out
  • F2 or F3 reading the pass and pressuring the pass receiver
  • F3 locks Boards, than cut Across and Locks Middle Ice
  • When any  forechecker is beat, they  turn and backcheck up middle ice


  • If you can't get 2 men on puck; Play it safe, turn and Backcheck up middle ice

Related Videos & Teaching Points:

John Tavares Forechecking Goal Team Canada

New York Ranger Makes Bad Pinch on Forecheck

Power Thoughts:

Sports Psychology Tips: 
Organize Your Own Positive Marketing Campaign

When we see thing over and over, we start to embrace it as fact. When we hear something long enough, we start to believe it.  It starts to affect the way we see things and perform on a daily basis. You need to take charge of these negative messages around you or you will start to dwelling on them.  In society today we are overwhelmed with negatives on TV, the news and by people.  Advertising company spend billion of dollars on TV commercials. You can reap the same benefits as these companies by creating your own marketing campaign. You can choose to see challenges  as blessings. You  can declare good breaks are coming your way. You can see problems as opportunities.

Imagine the commitment, energy and enthusiasm you would have in your life;  if you decided to dwell on the positives.  Start today and create your own ad campaign. Organize your pictures and thoughts in a  positive way.  When you become aware of negative images or thoughts, choose to make them
a positive.  Make it a habit  to declare victory before you play the game.  

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