6: 1-2-1 Forecheck

Purpose

To teach players a forecheck system -- players must pick-up their man.

Description

Starts with a dump in by coach.

4 players go into breakout and return while other unit of 4 wait at far goal line.

Puck carrier dumps puck into D.

D takes puck behind net and rushing forwards react to breakout, each covering his/her own man.

Stop on whistle.

On whistle, group with puck start at far end.

Key Teaching Points

Stay with your player.

Must communicate.

Variations

  • 4 on 3.
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