Initiating a Hockey Breakout

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Tactical discussion on initiating a hockey breakout and hockey systems.

Initiating a proper hockey breakout is a very important aspect of hockey systems. All to often you see young players who are coached to do nothing more than “dump it in” or “dump it out.” While I agree that there is a time and place for “dump and chase” hockey, I believe we do our players a disservice by teaching those tactics at too young an age.

Teach possession hockey first, then implement “dump and chase” for specific situations as players develop and mature.

My two cents worth 🙂

5 comments
al
al

Exactly what age group are you talking here 12-13?. Thanks

Jeremy Weiss
Jeremy Weiss

any age. the younger the better. start it as soon as the physical skills are ready. elite 8-9 year olds should have no problem with this concept

hoz
hoz

my atom select team can do the drills in practice even with forecheck pressure, however i can't get them to do it in game situations. any advise?

Jeremy Weiss
Jeremy Weiss

Sometimes there can be a disconnect between practice drills and games. I've found video analysis helps players to see themselves better in game situations. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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