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“The Beast” Penalty Kill System DVD

April 23, 2013 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments

I purchased “The Beast” Peanlty Kill System DVD from Championship Productions two weeks ago and have watched it a few times since. My thought was that I would like to see what type of concepts Coach Arena was teaching that would be beneficial to my team. I have to say that if you are looking for some guidance on how to run a PK with your team this DVD will be a major help. Coach Arena goes through the entire system starting with the forecheck and continues through the neutral zone and into the defensive zone. His concept of keeping the 2 on 1 as far from the puck is spot on and if played properly can give your team an excellent chance to be a powerful penalty killing team.

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Defensive Zone Concepts, Face-Offs and Drills Video

I recently watched a video by Rick Bennett head coach of Union College that describes his approach to defensive zone play. I found the DVD to be a well designed approach to the concepts needed to teach your team the proper approach to playing as a team as well as individual tactics needed to be successful. The video is about 40 minutes long and has a number of drills that you can use to work on your teams approach to playing defense.

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Neutral Zone Regroup Drills

Every coach has their own style of play through the neutral zone along with how they want their team to work a regroup. Below are a few drills that you can use to work on your teams NZ play along with a simple document on how to run two styles of NZ regroup. Hope these drills can be helpful.

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What the OT Game 1 Winner (Kings-Devils) can teach your players

I've been thinking about the Game 1 OT winner by the LA Kings in this year's Stanley Cup Finals and wanted to write-up a few thoughts on the goal.  As a coach, you are always teaching your players and I thought  about 2 very important aspects of the game when I watched this play:
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Defenseman Hinge Drills

April 17, 2012 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments

While in Pittsburgh for the America’s Showcase tournament I had the chance to speak with a number of coaches about drills and specifically how to teach the hinge play successfully to defensemen. I came away with three drills that really seem to work well. The Shot and Hinge is from Derek Schooley of Robert Morris University and the other two came from Jerry Domish a junior “A” coach and a coach I respect a lot. Hope you like these and can incorporate them into future practice plans.

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How to Play Defence One-on-One

January 1, 2012 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Defence One-on-One 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net 2)Control The Gap 3) Watch Their Hips 4) Keep your Hockey Stick out in Front 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net. When learning how to play defence in Hockey, you can never go wrong with the basic principal of keeping yourself between the opposing player and the net. One-on-Ones are a perfect example. ... Continue Reading

How to Play Defence One-on-One

January 1, 2012 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Defence One-on-One 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net 2)Control The Gap 3) Watch Their Hips 4) Keep your Hockey Stick out in Front 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net. When learning how to play defence in Hockey, you can never go wrong with the basic principal of keeping yourself between the opposing player and the net. One-on-Ones are a perfect example. ... Continue Reading

How to Play Defence One-on-One

January 1, 2012 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Defence One-on-One 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net 2)Control The Gap 3) Watch Their Hips 4) Keep your Hockey Stick out in Front 1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net. When learning how to play defence in Hockey, you can never go wrong with the basic principal of keeping yourself between the opposing player and the net. One-on-Ones are a perfect example. ... Continue Reading

On Defense with Jeff Brown

November 22, 2011 Defense No Comments

On Defense with Jeff Brown
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 6, 2001, 20:26

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