Full Rink Flow 001 - Long Attack 1/2 Rink
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Skill: Support the concepts of Time and Space as it relates to "time of possession". Create options for a quality shot on goal while controlling time and space in a 2 - 4 man attack.
Purpose: Create a "Read and React" flow (time) through all 3 zones utilizing the rink (space) to create an odd man rush on your opponent.
Directions: Pucks are in the corner. Skaters form lines at the blue line (GREEN) and the same side corner (BLACK). Cones are placed strategically in the defensive zone for the give n go and offensive zone to create traffic. (BLUE) lines represent passes.
1) Give N Go - At the directions of the leader GREEN skates toward BLACK to support the puck. BLACK passes the puck around the defender/cone to GREEN and cuts to the middle. GREEN gives a Give N Go area pass to BLACK and rolls to the middle to provide support.
2) Create Numbers - Upon receiving the pass from GREEN, BLACK skates from the middle to wide giving GREEN time to catch up (creating numbers). Just over the defensive blue line and before the center line BLACK gives an area pass from wide back to the middle to GREEN who is entering the play. GREEN carries the puck over the center line and gives an area pass to BLACK just passed the offensive blue line careful not to lead to deep in the zone.
3) Create Wide Attack - BLACK picks up the puck wide just over the blue line and is heading toward the net but recognizes that the middle has too much traffic. Initially (just over the blue line) GREEN rolls wide behind BLACK to provide support in case there is a drop pass. BLACK skates wide toward and around the corner giving GREEN time to get to the slot. BLACK continues to skate wide along boards and below the goal line trying to read both the opponent's defense and his offensive support. As BLACK continues to skate below the goal line more options are created.
Upon completing the iteration Green skates to the end of the new corner BLACK line and BLACK skates to the end of the old center GREEN line.
Variations: Add point and high slot support.