This Simple Attack Triangle Sequence Introduces many important Offensive Concepts to Young Hockey Players.
Many youngsters have a tendency to skate the puck straight at the opposing defenseman, when attacking the offensive zone. I believe that our young athletes can be taught to use structured attack systems from a very early age. The Attack Triangle Sequence is one of my favorite drills to begin teaching these concepts. Here’s the diagram and explanation:
1. player (F1) leaves without puck, cuts across neutral zone
2. receives pass in stride
3. drives wide and shoots
4. after making the pass, first player in other line does the same thing
1. first player (F1) does same thing as in phase 1.
2. second player in same line becomes F2. cuts inside first cone, then drives wide and cuts to the net for a 1-timer
1. F1 and F2 do the same thing as in phase 2
2. Player who makes pass becomes F3 and follows up the puck carrier to form an attack triangle
3. work whatever options you need