D-Zone Coverage: “Sagging” Zone Arrow

Defensive Zone, Team Systems
"Sagging" Zone Arrow is a slightly more aggressive version of the "Sagging" Zone Use the "Sagging" Zone Arrow to put even more pressure on the opposing team. The set up is very similar to the regular "Sagging" Zone, except that the players on the "arrows" (where the likely passing lanes are) slide out to cut down the puck carrier's passing options. This set-up will cause more turnovers, but leaves the front of the net more vulnerable. So the players in front must be even more aware of players sneaking in the backdoor. Enjoy!!
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D-Zone Coverage: “Sagging” Zone

Defensive Zone, Team Systems
The "Sagging" Zone is a more aggressive defensive zone coverage set-up that will cause more turnovers than the less aggressive Box +1 In this video, we walk through the "Sagging" Zone set-up. I really like the risk level of this particular set-up. It is quite aggressive, but by dropping your weak-side winger down into the low slot, you can still maintain great coverage in front of the net. As players get more comfortable with this system, teach the weak-side winger to anticipate and pick off D to D passes, and cross-ice passes out of the corner. Good, quick wingers will see a lot of breakaways and 2 on 1's by reading these passes well. As is the case with the Box +1, "Sagging" Zone Coverage converts very well into a…
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D-Zone Coverage: Box +1

Defensive Zone, Team Systems
Box +1 is an excellent introductory defensive zone coverage set-up I have used the Box +1 as an introductory defensive zone coverage set-up for a number of teams ranging from talented youngsters to beginner adults. The Box +1 is a great way to introduce structured defensive zone positioning, without a lot of risk. It is a passive system, which means it's very forgiving if a player makes a mistake (since you always have 4 players in front of the net!). The Box +1 also lends itself to progress into more complex coverages such as "Sagging" Zone Coverage, and the "Sagging" Zone Arrow. Furthermore, the transition from d-zone coverage to breakout is simple and straight-forward with this style of coverage. Enjoy!
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NHL Play Dissections

Coaches' Corner, Defensive Zone, Neutral Zone, Offensive Zone, Philosophy, Special Teams, Team Strategy, Team Systems
Check the Embedded PLAYLIST Above, for Updated NHL Play Dissections This post is a little different than usual. I've recently put together a number of videos dissecting various NHL plays and situations. I've been posting these videos on my YouTube Channel, but I thought my blog readers might find them useful too. So... the video above is actually a PLAYLIST, which will update itself whenever I post a new play dissection to YouTube. When you hover your mouse over the video, you'll see the other play dissections I've already posted. Many of these dissections will refer back to concepts we've discussed in the Coaches' Training Course, so take a browse through the course if you haven't yet. I'm going to be posting more play dissections as we progress through the…
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Playbook Preview

Coaches' Corner, Defensive Zone, Neutral Zone, Offensive Zone, Philosophy, Special Teams, Team Strategy, Team Systems, Useful Products
A sneak peek inside our hockey playbook and instructions on how to save 50% (today only!) UPDATE: THE CYBER MONDAY SALE IS OVER, BUT YOU CAN STILL SAVE $10 BY BECOMING A "FAN" ON FACEBOOK. HERE'S THE LINK: Weiss Tech Hockey on Facebook Over the past few weeks I've had a couple of people ask if they could see a "sample" of what's inside the hockey playbook before buying. So I thought I'd take the opportunity to close out our four day "Black Friday" to "Cyber Monday" sale by showing you what's inside the playbook, while answering a few other questions as well!! As you've probably noticed, our half off sale ends tonight (Cyber Monday) at midnight eastern time. Click Here to purchase your playbook at half price (make sure…
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