Learn From The Best – CHA Folgers Coaches ClubTM
On-line E-mentoring Seminar Series
THE POWER PLAY CHAIN OF COMPONENTS (continued)
1. THE BREAKOUT
I UP FORE-
Objective is to:
Breakouts can take on a number of shapes but TIMING and SUPPORT are critical.
To provide primary and secondary options to the puck carrier, players should skate off the puck in a pre-determined pattern.
The role of the stretch skater is to spread the defenders out to create time and space.
Puck control is created by CLOSE SUPPORT, TIMING and PUCK MOVEMENT
Versus the penalty killing forecheck:
Learn to read the forechecking pattern as this will determine where the first pass will go (is the pattern tandem or I-up?).
If the forecheck is passive, make sure that the players skate complete patterns using speed, balance and timing.
If the forecheck is aggressive, quick puck movement and quick skating off the puck is necessary.
Power Play, 2002, Canadian Hockey Association