with Chris Brooks,
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Head Coach;
2016 NCAA Division III National Champions;
BacktoBacktoBack NCAA DIII Frozen Four appearances he led the team to National RunnerUp finishes in 2014 and 2015; 2016 USCHO.com DIII Coach of the Year;
BacktoBack Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioners Cup Champions 201617
Neutral zone transitions are an important skill for all teams. Shifting from defense to offense quickly is vital to improving scoring opportunities.
2016 DIII National Championship coach, Chris Brooks, gives you the skill techniques, positional breakdowns, and multiple options to teach your players how to transition the puck from the neutral zone into the offensive zone quickly. Using whiteboard illustrations followed by onice demonstrations to reinforce the crucial coaching points, he gives you a better understanding of spacing and puck support as it relates to the transition game. This will allow your players to move the puck more effectively, create speed through the puck, and transition and counterattack during games.
Key Teaching Points
Transition hockey is about giving and getting time and space two crucial elements in keeping possession and controlling the puck. Breaking down the key teaching points into both the forward and defensemen positions, Brooks ensures everyone is on the same page. If the forwards can anticipate what the defensemen are going to do, then it will allow your team to transition faster as a unit, leading to better puck possession and more offensive chances.
Brooks teaches players the key points that will improve their ability to transition into the offensive zone. The coaching points help with understanding on how to stay in control and keep possession of the puck. Youll learn:
Beginning practices with a neutral zone transition drill, Brooks reinforces the systems and techniques of quickly transitioning from defense and creating offensive scoring chances. He offers up 13 highenergy drills mimicking game situations to get every player involved right from the start. Each drill includes getting shots directed towards the goaltender as an added warmup.
The Neutral Zone Three Variations Drill is the perfect game scenario example of how to quickly move the puck into the offensive zone.
This video from Coach Brooks will help your team generate more offensive attacks without sacrificing defensive coverage. Develop the skills necessary to have an effective transition game!
100 minutes. 2017.