Monday, April 26, 2010

Hockey Books and DVDs on Defense

Hockey Defense DVDs

 DVDs on Hockey Defense from Championship Productions

How to Improve Your Defenseman

Mark Carlson, the USHL's Coach of the Year in 2004-05, shares 15 important drills and details for defensive hockey. His rebuilding efforts produced the best record and first Clark Cup title in team history. Coach Carlson's presentation begins with a drill for advancing the puck, which teaches quick advancement and checking shoulder. The one-man breakout drill focuses on small details of defensive play. The full ice one-on-one drill challenges players with gap and stick position of defensemen. One touch passing, shooting through the cones, forehand receive and blue line passing drills all help defenders develop offensive skills on the blue line. All the hockey drills shown deal with the small details that will help your defensemen become better players.

Defensive Zone Coverage

Coach Blaise MacDonald shows you how to "take away time and space" from you opponent in order to protect your goal. Coach MacDonald's zone defensive system provides aggressive defense on the puck, along with a solid secondary line of support, as well as a good net front and slot defensive presence, while the strong-side forward takes away any easy release opportunities. In addition, the Defensive Zone Coverage DVD covers swarm defensive zone coverage to outnumber your opponent in a confined area to create a loose puck. MacDonald also includes five drills to help build the zone defensive system. These drills cover everything from warm-ups to coordinate movements when the puck changes sides and transitioning to zone coverage, to weakside play and rollouts.

Defending the Rush

A quality video with detailed instruction and drill integration on how to defend the rush. Coaches Don Cahoon and Len Quesnelle center the Defending the Rush DVD around developing the defense to read and react to the different numbered situations that come at them through center ice. Concepts discussed include good skating, vision, communication, using the stick, and gap control. Drills for position development explained and demonstrated include 1-on-1, 2-on-1, 2-on-2, and 3-on-2. Defending the Rush offers effective hockey drills and skills for developing defensemen for nearly every imaginable situation.

15 Ultimate Hockey Drills for Defense

Hockey "drill guru" Rick Trimble offers 15 of his favorite "Ultimate Hockey Drills" for defense. Trimble begins the Ultimate Hockey Drills DVD with "Tips for Defensemen," Trimble's valuable insights on defensive strategy. Drills 1-5 include one-on-one drills for individual skills including, high tempo transition, reverse passing, reverse follow-up, and escapes with the puck. Drills 6-9 move into support outlet, defensemen working together, pairings and combinations, and 1-on-1, 2-on-2, and 3-on-3 situations. Trimble's "Rider Breakout Series" is a progression of four phases of breakout drills (drills 11-14). Trimble's final drill is a resistance training drill for power skating.

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