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NEWCASTLE INLINE HOCKEY

COACHING TIPS

UPDATED 12th May 2000

Inline Hockey FAQ

Kevins Inline Hockey Klinic

Kevin's Hockey Klinic is organised by Skateline and endorsed by Newcastle Inline Hockey.

Kevin Price is an "RSA" Accredited Coach and has Coached Teams at National Level.
Coaching Times: Every Wednesday Evening 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Commencing immediately - Bring a Puck!
Open to: Under 15's to Open "B".
Cost: $5 per session

All protective gear must be worn. Just Turn Up Ready to Train!!!

DEFENSE GOALIE SHOOTING

OFFENSE - GENERALLY WELL KNOWN TIPS

Take the shot even if it's not a good one.

2nd man in should charge the net for the rebound.

Never chase the puck into the corner of your own zone.

Forecheck, don't give the opponents time to get organised.

Backcheck, help the defense out, cover the center 1st, then the points.

Keep your head up. Look around for an open man or an escape route if your in trouble.

Stay spread out, don't get bunched up!

Always keep moving, (skate in circles if necessary).

Shoot when in doubt.

Don't chase the puck behind the opponents net if other offense is there.

Communicate!!!!

Try to use your stick to catch the puck rather than feet. This becomes important at higher levels

because you can't sprint and use your feet at the same time.

Don't Cherry Pick, your defense needs your help to break out of your zone.

Skate hard and get off when your tired, even if your shift is short.

If you have a teammate with you on a scoring oportunity, it is often wise to shoot early so that

one or both of you are still in front of the net for the rebound.

HOMETOP

DEFENSE - GENERALLY WELL KNOWN TIPS

Never pass across the middle of your own zone.

Hold the point, give the offense someone to pass to.

Take the shot from the point, offense should get the rebound.

Always keep moving, ( don't get caught flat footed).

Don't panic around your own net. Get control of the puck and break out.

Clear the puck when in doubt.

Stay lined up with other defensemen, give them an optional pass.

Communicate!!!

 

HOMETOP

GOALIE - GENERALLY WELL KNOWN TIPS

Freeze the puck when your team needs help to get organized.

Always keep the middle of your chest in line with the puck.

ALWAYS keep your eye on the puck.

Cut down the angle.

If your back hurts from bending over, stretch when the puck is down the other end.

Keep your stick down.

Keep you glove hand out ready for anything.

If your defense is screening you, yell their name or number and tell them to MOVE!

Talk to yor players, you are their extra set of eyes.

Don't plant yourself in your skates, stay on your toes.

Don't make your move until the guy coming at you has made his.

If they score on you, move on.....it won't happen if you try again!!

If their offense gets in your goalie box don't be afraid to push 'em out!!

HOMETOP

SHOOTING TIPS

Move your lower hand down your stick for better slap shots.

Most people get harder slap shots by improving their technique. Strenth is

less important then FORM.

Wrist shots are more accurate then slap shots!

Snap shots are like slap shots without the windup. These are important as you can get

your shot off faster and still produce a lot of power.

Don't scoop the puck to get lift on your wrist shots. Pull your upper hand inward and "fling"

the puck to get extra lift.

You are supposed to hit the floor slightly when taking a slap shot.

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