In this episode, Coach Andy and Eric discuss the importance of playing without the puck. They cover lesser-known skills and tips that make a player effective without possession. From the d-zone, neutral zone, and o-zone, the mindset and skills necessary to excel are outlined in detail for all positions.
Ep.38 | How to Play Without the Puck with Coach Andy
Show Notes and Resources
Coach Andy and Eric begin by talking through some other sports and the ‘game within the game’ aspects that those without playing experience wouldn’t notice. Coach Andy makes a related point on coaching and the empty platitudes that inexperienced coaches rely on.
From there, Coach Andy links up the topic of playing without the puck and how to ‘think’ the game. He goes on to cover proper play without the puck in all three zones, and how young player can practice proper habits to improve their game in this area.