HowToPlayHockey

How to Play Hockey Module 4: Offensive Zone Tactics
by Nathan Leslie

Module 4 explores the Offensive Zone with and without the puck.  This module focuses on forechecking systems, then offensive options once you gain possession, as well as offensive zone entries with the puck.

Offensive Mindset
Traditionally coaches liked to say that offense cannot be taught, but we do not agree. Developing tactical concepts and creative options can help get everyone on the same page. The most important piece in the offensive zone is to get possession back when you lose it, sustain pressure, and find ways to get pucks to the net. Create 2 on 1′s out of the corner, get pucks to D, keep your feet moving, and plan to score on the second shot/rebound (shoot the puck!).


The goal of this course is to create a progression in learning from A to Z, from Module 1 to 5, but feel free to pick and choose the modules you need the most. Learning the international language of hockey is paramount in expanding your overall game understanding. If you do skip ahead, and hear terms in later modules that you do not understand, we recommend starting back at Module 1 and working your way through the entire set of modules.  We built the curriculum step by step, teaching first the terminology, then explore every zone of the ice, from defensive, to neutral, and on to offensive zone without, then with the puck.  Our final module teaches powerplay and penalty killing systems.  Get started now!

Chapter 1: Module 4: Offensive Zone
1 Module 4 Outline
Chapter 2: Module 4.1: Skill Tip Videos
2 4.1.1: Skill Tip: Basic Stickhandling 00:52
3 4.1.2: Skill Tip: Stickhandling in Chaos Drill 00:51
4 4.1.3: Skill Tip: 2 Puck Stickhandling Drill 00:47
5 4.1.4: Skill Tip: How to Scoop a Puck Trick 00:35
Chapter 3: Module 4.2: Shooting Tip Videos
6 4.2.1: Skill Tip: How to Roof a Puck 00:40
7 4.2.2: Skill Tip: How to Set Up a One Timer 01:00
8 4.2.3: Skill Tip: How to Take a One Timer 00:46
Chapter 4: Module 4.3: Offensive Zone
9 4.3.1: Forechecking Overview 01:24
10 4.3.2: Forecheck- 1-2-2 Against all Breakouts 04:19
11 4.3.3: Forecheck- 2-1-2 Against all Breakouts 04:59
12 4.3.4: Forecheck- 2-3 or Left Lane Lock Against all Breakouts 04:54
13 4.3.5: Forecheck-Torpedo 01:27
14 4.3.6: Forecheck-Controlled-Deep Trap+Swing with Speed 02:35
Chapter 5: Module 4.4: Offensive Principles
15 4.4.1: Grey Zones 04:30
16 4.4.2: Stretch Skating 03:40
17 4.4.3: Offensive Controlled Skating 03:04
Chapter 6: Module 4.5: Offensive Zone Entry
18 4.5.1: Possession on Entry 03:15
19 4.5.2: 1-2-3 Attack Triangle 06:36
20 4.5.3: Numerical Advantage on Attack 04:15
21 4.5.4: Drive and Delay 02:40
22 4.5.5: Net Drive 04:14
23 4.5.6: Skill Tip: How to Go to the Net 00:50
24 4.5.7: Applying Offensive Pressure 04:04
Chapter 7: Module 4.6: Offensive Zone Tactics
25 4.6.1: Offensive Tactics in the Zone Overview 01:19
26 4.6.2: Offensive Tactics-Cycling Variations 06:36
27 4.6.3: Offensive Tactics-Attacking the Net from the Point 06:40
28 4.6.4: Walkouts 04:02
29 4.6.5: Offensive Tactics-Plays in Tight 03:38

HowToPlayHockey Nathan Leslie Director of Leslie Global Sports

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More on Nate: 
Nate has a Masters Degree of International Education from Madrid, Spain, speaks German, Swiss German, & French, and played 7 years of professional hockey in Europe. Nate is the owner of Leslie Global Sports and the Director of the West Coast Hockey Prep Camp and recently returned from filming a hockey documentary in Mongolia. Leslie Global Sports & LGS America run hockey camps, skill development, and coaching mentorship programs in Vancouver, Port Alberni, Surrey, Port Coquitlam, Whistler, Squamish, Victoria, The Richmond Olympic Oval, Baltimore, New York City, Queens, Washington DC, Queenstown, New Zealand, Budapest, Hungary & Mongolia. In Vancouver, Nate instructs hockey academies at Earl Marriott, Semiahmoo Britannia, & Sentinel Secondary Schools.  


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