Players must have the basic skills and hockey knowledge, as outlined in the “Hockey 101 Evaluation Program”, in order to be able to take part in End-to-End Defence Skills. …… or had approval from NTR Management.
End-to-End Defense Hockey Skills will improve a player’s overall ability to play the position. We will continue to build on and teach necessary foundational skating skills important to the game of hockey along with introducing skating skills, puck skills, tactics and strategies required of an athlete to be effective; contributing at the defense position.
Skills that will be taught, corrected and reinforced are transition, walking the blue line, executing escapes, shooting, introduction to breakouts, gap control, and defending stick on puck. This program is designed with a systematic approach to developing the player with the use of progressions and regressions to create new game habits. A full list of NTR’s Defense Skills Inventory can be found on the website.
30 mins –skating – skating the game.
30 mins – skating with pucks – OZ – DZ – NZ – shooting / defending