- Set up your penalty kill system to defend the five key objectives of most power play attacks
- 17 drills that will help your team to take advantage of transition situations
with Jack Arena,
Amherst College Head Coach; over 420 career wins;
2x AHCA Division III National Coach of the Year (2014, 2012);
2014 & 2012 NCAA Frozen Four; 3x NESCAC Champions;
as a player he won the Hoby Baker Award as the best player in Division III following his senior season
Special teams play is critical to the overall success of all hockey programs. In this video, 2012 AHCA National Coach of the Year Jack Arena takes you step-by-step through his "Beast" penalty kill system that will turn up the pressure on your opponent and force turnovers for easy penalty kill clears.
Coach Arena uses white board instruction to describe each aspect of his penalty kill philosophy before taking you onto the ice. He clearly breaks down both the technical components of individual play, as well as the tactical approach of four players working together for penalty killing success.
Coach Arena provides great detail on how to effectively kill penalties using various forechecking systems. Through his instruction you will learn:
- Coach Arena's three main objectives when coaching the penalty kill.
- A forecheck system to push the power play into your penalty kill defense system - giving you the advantage.
- How to work together as a four-man unit to successfully defend any power play system.
- How a good forecheck system using angling with body and stick techniques will disrupt the flow of the power play attack and entry.
- How to even the numbers at the puck, leaving the 2-on-1 against match ups as far away from the net or danger areas as possible.
- How creating 1-on-1 battles in 'safe areas' on the ice will have "your four outworking their five."
- And more!
While penalty killing is not as glamorous as the power play, Coach Arena shows you how to motivate your players creating a culture for a strong, successful penalty kill system for your program.
48 minutes. 2013.
with Jack Arena
Amherst College Head Coach;
over 420 career wins; 2x AHCA Division III National Coach of the Year (2014, 2012);
2014 & 2012 NCAA Frozen Four; 3x NESCAC Champions; as a player he won the Hoby Baker Award as the best player in Division III following his senior season
Putting the puck in the net isn't getting any easier! With defenses collapsing around the crease, aggressive shot blocking and better overall goal-tending, coaches need to find ways to generate scoring opportunities. Successful transition leads to more offensive chances.
Two-time National Coach of the Year Jack Arena shares a step-by-step method for adding a new layer to your hockey team's scoring arsenal. By transforming turnovers in your defensive zone into open ice attacks off the rush, your team will add a powerful offensive weapon to their play.
Coach Arena presents a progressive ladder of drills used for quick looks and passes that will enhance your players' ability to immediately put the opposition on their heels. These drills will help build natural, immediate transitions into attacks, without needing to build plays to make it happen.
Coach Arena works from the "ground up" in this detailed presentation. Once players have the ability to skate, pass the puck, receive the puck, provide good support and offer attack options, these attributes will lead to success on the ice. An example of Coach Arena's drills include:
- Hinge/Re-hinge Drill - An exceptional drill for teaching defensemen to support the puck and move it efficiently in the neutral zone with a quick attack option to the forwards. The drill works on the skating, stick handling, passing, spacing and supporting aspects off a transitional play.
- Neutral Small Game Drill - This drill helps your team learn to maintain control of the puck during a "small ice" scenario and get pucks to teammates in a confined and crowded neutra