A lot goes into building a tactical development skill plan.

What goes into building a tactical development skill plan?

A whole heck of a lot, as it turns out.

Derek Miller, the founder and CEO of Next Generation Hky, dove into the anatomy of tactical skill development during his presentation at the Global Skills Showcase. Miller, who also works with the Ottawa 67s as the director of player development and performance, explained that the team has four pillars of tactical skill in their tactical development plan: creating space, give and go game, second actions around the net, and closing quickly.

“[A tactical skill is] the teaching of direct game transferable skills applicable in all coaches systems and tactical plans,” he said. “These skills are a combination of several isolated individual skills and should be recognizable in practice as to where they can be used in game play.”

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