Initiating a Hockey Breakout

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 🙂