Dominate the competition with hockey’s best-selling playbook. In Hockey Plays and Strategies, Second Edition, Mike Johnston and Ryan Walter combine decades of experience to bring you the ultimate guide to control the ice and light up the net.
Hockey Plays and Strategies features plays, systems, and strategies for game play in the offensive, neutral, and defensive zones. With tactics for all players in each of the various zones, you can prepare players to hit the ice with confidence and dominate their opponents. You’ll find detailed plays on entering the offensive zone with a dump-in or chip-and-chase, covering shorthanded goals, and using hybrid icing as an offensive advantage. You’ll also find tips and 10 key strategies for winning face-offs.
The detailed instruction for specific skills, techniques, position responsibilities, and team player requirements will help you learn optimal execution of the following:
- Attack options
- Offensive zone strategies
- Forechecking systems
- Backchecking alignments
- Neutral zone forechecking tactics
- Power-play breakouts and zone setups
- Penalty kill forecheck and zone alignment
- Faceoff plays for each zone
- Game management strategies
To wrap it all up, you’ll even be able to plan for your opponent with tips on scouting the competition and adjusting your game strategy accordingly. No matter what level you coach, Hockey Plays and Strategies will guide smart, consistent, and winning play.