One of the hardest things to teach centers on the breakout is the timing. It is critical that the centers have a good sense of timing so they can support the defense and wingers when they have the puck. If they get too far ahead of the play they create a bad angle for a pass and put themselves in a bad position to receive a pass. By staying low and below the puck then they give their teammates better options.
Tips for the Centers on Breakouts
- Stay low and slow.
- Support your defense and wingers.
- Be ready to skate into the puck.
- Communicate with your defense and wingers.