with Mark Carlson, Cedar Rapids Roughriders (USHL) Head Coach; 2004-05 USHL's Coach of the Year.
Mark Carlson is a strong proponent of the 1-3-1 power play. The 1-3-1 offers your team several key advantages including the opportunity to shoot the puck frequently, always having three players at the net for rebounds, great positioning for puck retrieval, the ability to create 2-on-1 situations throughout the zone and positioning for offensive creativity. At the marker board, Coach Carlson details the 1-3-1 and shares strategies for getting the system started quickly at the point, how to position and space and shows the variety of 2-on-1 opportunities that different situations can bring about. Carlson discusses the essential skill set for the 1-3-1 power play that include the wrist shot, the one-time shot from either side and one-touch passing. Carlson then moves on ice and demonstrates all the aspects of the 1-3-1 power play. Increase your power play conversion using techniques from this excellent hockey DVD.