skip navigation

7 Tips for Young Defensemen

By The Coaches Site, 01/13/19, 1:00PM EST

Share

This chart reveals the area where most goals are scored in the game of hockey. The dark green area (net/slot zones) is a prime scoring area. Goals scored in the dark green area result from some of the following offensive tactics:

  • puck deflection by a player standing in the green area
  • wrap around by a player coming from behind the net
  • walk out by a player coming from behind the goal line area
  • offensive player driving the net with his/her stick on the ice for pass or deflection
  • player beating a defensemen one on one and going to the net from below the hash marks or front of the net
  • player winning a loose puck battle in the green area and getting a shot on net

So, while we’re coaching our young defensemen, how can we defend against those offensive opportunities?

GT Capitals

Merry Christmas From The GT Capitals

By GT Capitals 12/19/2018, 7:30am EST

Tryout Schedule Announced

By GT Capitals 04/01/2018, 10:15am EDT

AA-A Tryout dates and locations now available