Hockey offensive team play is puck management. Simply put, that’s when your team has possession of the puck. Speed is an important factor in executing a hockey offensive team play. Here are four principles with a few basic tips:
- Quick up: Move that puck
- Speed: Keep those wheels turning
- Vision: See the ice from every possible angle
- Communication: Talk to your team mates
- Creativity: Be creative with the puck
- Create shooting lanes
- Read and react: Watch what your teammates—and your opponents—are doing
- Puck Control
- Timing: In hockey as in life, timing is everything!
- Move It: Keep that puck quickly in motion!
- Read the Pressure: Look where the other team is positioned
- Awareness: Keep your head on a swivel
- Puck Recovery: Learn to retrieve the puck when you do not have possession of it
- Play without the Puck: Make yourself visible. Always keep your feet moving to be a passing option for a teammate who’s got the puck.
- Communication: We can’t stress this enough!
Published with permission of CARHA Hockey. www.carhahockey.ca
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