Time and space. If you can learn how to increase both while on the ice, your ability to make quality plays will increase as well.
Venla Hovi, head coach of the OHA Pentiction Female U17 prep team, explained not only the importance of puck retrievals, but how she coaches new skills to her team, during her presentation at the Global Skills Showcase.
“Quality repetition and feedback – whether it’s positive or something they need to work on and change, it’s super important they hear from you,” said Hovi.
In terms of puck retrievals specifically, it’s about deception. Deceptive players are a threat anywhere on the ice; you never know their next move because they can adapt to different situations.
Help your players become more adaptable, and pick up a few skill implementation tips as well, in this 41-minute video available exclusively to members of The Coaches Site.
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