Tactic: Forcing Puck Carrier to Backhand
- Tight gap control
- Good stick position - Taking away forehand
- Open the door to backhand
- Stick out in front of your body
- Elbow bent, stick in close to body, ready to poke check
- Good knee bend when poke checking
Teaching 1 v 1 Curve Skating Tactics
1. Good Defense Starts with Proper Body Position and Stance.
-Skates Shoulder width apart
2. The Low Man Always Wins On Defense
3. Be disciplined and take a curved approach when pressuring.
4. Stick out in front of you.
5. Force the Player where you want him to go.
-Force to space on ice
-Force to backhand
6. Play the Body, Stick and Puck in that order.
2 v 2 Read Rush: Woman National Team Turkey 2011
- Keep your stick out in front
- Stay between the forward and the net
- Keep the ice divided, once the puck crosses the blue line
- Force the puck carrier down the boards
- Always play tight gap on even situations
- What do the defenders see?
- Even situation tight gap & pressure up
- Read, Communicate, Pressure Up & Contain
- Look off puck and read play
- Always know where your man is and the puck
- Great Gap Control 1 Stick Length at Blue Line
- Defenders skates are at angle
- Stick out in front of body
- Forcing puck carrier to backhand
- Leading puck carrier into dead position- less then 1% of goals are scored from in box
- Forcing puck carrier to back hand
- The Off side defender has man-close gap
- Backchecking wing is in good position player man-you-goal