Coach Blaise MacDonald shows you how to "take away time and space" from you opponent in order to protect your goal. Coach MacDonald's zone defensive system provides aggressive defense on the puck, along with a solid secondary line of support, as well as a good net front and slot defensive presence, while the strong-side forward takes away any easy release opportunities. In addition, MacDonald covers swarm defensive zone coverage to outnumber your opponent in a confined area to create a loose puck. MacDonald also includes five drills to help build the zone defensive system. These drills cover everything from warm-ups to coordinate movements when the puck changes sides and transitioning to zone coverage, to weakside play and rollouts. Throughout this hockey DVD, MacDonald first diagrams the teaching points and positioning on the whiteboard, and runs through the details on the ice with his players. MacDonald touches on the team and individual principles needed to make this system work so that you are always protecting your house.
- Limit your opponent's scoring chances
- Transition loose pucks into scoring opportunities
- Improve your secondary support
48 minutes. 2009.