FAQ on 1-2-2 “Foosball” Forecheck

Make sure you check out the original 1-2-2 “Foosball” Hockey Systems Forecheck post before you watch this.

Since I posted the original 1-2-2 “Foosball” Forecheck video back in October, I’ve had a lot of feedback. Many of you have had a lot of success using this forechecking system… this is great! I am always interested in hearing about your experiences with the drills, systems, and other material I post here.

Over the past few months, there have been a few recurring questions and comments about this particular forecheck. Rather than answering the same questions over and over, I decided to post a video that addresses the three main questions people have asked:

  1. What happens if the defenseman reverses the puck (or beats F1 in some other way)?
  2. How to you convert this forecheck into an offensive attack once the puck is turned over?
  3. After the initial “flush” what does F1 do?

Hopefully this video helps to clear these three issues up. Remember… ANY forecheck is beatable. This one is no different. The idea is to perfect multiple forechecks so that once a team starts keying in on what you’re doing, you can switch it up on them.

Have fun with this, and let me know if you have any additional questions or comments!


Increase Hockey Speed with Plyometric Training

Click Here for a printout of the hockey plyometrics diagram used in the video.

Plyometric training is a great way to increase your leg strength and explosiveness, which will contribute to improved hockey speed and skating power. There are many different plyometric exercises and routines out there. This video outlines one of my favorite methods for developing that leg strength and explosive power that all hockey players need. I’ve had a lot of success with this routine, but I’m interested to know what other plyometric exercises you may have seen or used in the past.

Enjoy!

PS: Here is a link where you can purchase your own set of plyometric boxes. These aren’t exactly the same as the ones I have, but they will definitely do the trick. This place lets you mix and match sizes ranging from 6″ up to 42″ – Click Here to check it out.