Timing and Support Tactics

Coaches' Corner, Neutral Zone, Philosophy, Team Systems, Useful Products
Timing and Support: Two concepts that can greatly enhance a player's ability to read and react! Timing and Support are extremely important concepts for a hockey player to understand. Having a sound understanding of these key concepts will allow him to adjust to different coaching styles and systems, no matter what the positional set-up may be. In this video, I show an example of timing, support, and multiple receiving zones, using a simple "swing" regroup. For a more extensive explanation of these concepts, check out Hockey Canada's "Goals" video series 1 and 2. These videos can be purchased at http://breakaway.hockeycanada.ca/ ENJOY!
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3 Man Weave

3 Man Weave

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Offensive Zone, Passing & Timing, Team Skill Drills
The 3 Man Weave is a Simple, but Highly Effective Hockey Passing Drill! Use the 3 Man Weave to teach and reinforce key concepts like timing, support, and offensive zone triangulation. As skill progresses, increase the demand on the players. I like to insist that all my lines are able to get in three stick-to-stick passes before the far blue line, then a controlled attack on net. Here's the diagram: 3 Man Weave 1. On whistle, center passes to one of the two wingers, who is cutting through the middle for a pass. 2. After making the pass, the passer loops in behind the receiver, providing back-side support, then explodes up ice to become the front side option for the 3rd player. 3. Receiver picks up the pass, then head…
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