In this presentation, you'll learn how to:
- Pressure opposing defenses and create a lethal offensive attack
- Play tight around the net and attack quickly from down low and below the goal line
- Improve your team's ability to get the defense out of position and create good scoring chances
- Develop a presence in front of the net for beating quality goaltenders
with Blaise MacDonald,
Colby College Head Coach;
2018 American Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Coach of the Year;
2018 NCAA DIII Frozen Four;
2018 New England Small College Athletic Conference champions;
former head coach at Umass-Lowell and Niagara University;
over 300 career wins
Coach MacDonald has over 30 years of coaching experience at the DI and DIII levels. He was the first head coach in program history at Niagara. Within four years of founding the program at Niagara, MacDonald was named ECAC West Co-Coach of the Year and led the Purple Eagles to the NCAA quarterfinal round. He was named College Hockey America's Coach of the Year, and was voted runner-up for the Spencer Penrose Award as National Coach of the Year. He has won National Titles as an assistant coach (Boston University) and a player (twice at Rochester Institute of Technology). An All-American Defenseman at RIT, Coach McDonald has recruited and coached over 30 NHL players.
It has grown increasingly difficult to score goals against well-trained, highly competitive players. In addition, with improvements in equipment, players are more willing to block shots than ever before. To generate offense, coaches must develop new attacking angles, good spacing and forward thinking players to create good offensive opportunities.
Blaise MacDonald, who has won a national championship as a player and coach, gives you a toolbox of tactics and drills for teaching effective offensive play and strategies for today's game.
You'll get a series of easy-to-teach drills for offensive attack, puck protection and cycling to create dynamic and dangerous scoring opportunities. Coach MacDonald's drills emphasize spacing and puck movement, quick attacks to the net and good front-of-the-net presence. Your athletes will learn to play effectively below the goal line and tight around the net by protecting the puck and attacking quickly and aggressively.
This DVD delivers critical drills for improving offensive play and strategies that will have your team spending more time in the offensive zone rather than the defensive zone.
52 minutes. 2014.Hockey Videos