For anyone looking to improve their fishing skills, apologies, but the title of this story is misleading.
Although I’m sure Danny Heath, founder of Project Hockey, has ripped some lip slinging salmon before, his Global Skill Showcase presentation is about hockey angling, as in taking away options and forcing an attacking player to the outside.
“What you really want to do is put a player in a position to give them one option with the puck,” explains Heath, during his 35-minute presentation.
Heath, a 32-year-old product of Glendale, Arizona, played NCAA Division 1 hockey for Minnesota State University but had his career cut short due to concussions. He stayed on with the team and became a student assistant coach, while also helping out with the local high school team; he now has nearly 15 years of coaching experience on his resume, including a variety of skills work.
Heath has taught a lot of skills to a lot of players and to him, angling is one of the most important individual skills tactics in the game of hockey. In this video he walks you through the development process for teaching a player how to close gaps and properly angle.
This video is available exclusively to members of The Coaches Site.
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