Attacking Possession - Moving into Space

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It's possible for a team to play great possession hockey without really making any actual progress in the attack - often choosing the easy pass by going sideways or backward.

Good attacking play requires vision and heads up hockey - your players need to know who's ahead of them so that they can play a clever and cutting through pass up the field.

To transform your team's possession into attacking opportunities you will need to encourage your players to make leading runs into space, look up to spot these runs and make the pass to cut through the opposition's defence. That's why in this session we're promoting the forward pass to launch the attack - with two moving for the pass drills, designed to get players attacking the goal, followed by a conditioned game of Joker in the Scoring Zone to allow them to put practice into play.

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