1 on 1 Tips for Defenders

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Coaching Points for a 1 on 1 (Defensively)

  • On a rush the defense as to try and match the speed of the attacker.
  • In defensive zone you have to take a good angle and try to dictate where you want the opponent to go.
  • Make sure stick is on the ice with entire blade on the ice if possible.
  • Use short stabs and not a sweeping motion to acheive stick on puck.
  • Always face player and never turn back on opponent.
  • Keep stability and never lunge at the opponent.
  • Keep your eyes focused on the chest, not the puck.
  • Try to go blade on blade while finishing with your body.