"Basketball 2" allows player to work on offensive and defensive tactics and transition. The Coach starts the drill by dumping a puck into the zone. Two or three players from each color enter the game and play 2vs2 or 3vs3. The first team that touches the puck attempts to score. If the defending team steals the puck they must transition with the first player in their line prior to going on offence. The first player in line can also shoot but they must stay on the blueline. Shifts should be about 30-40 seconds.
Offensive: Attack triangles to provide the puck carrier with multiple options. Deceptive passing and lookaways to create passing lanes. Avoid forced pucks into closed lanes (especially on passes to the coach). The player in line should look for shot passes, backdoor plays versus simply slapping the puck.
Defensive: Three 1vs1's. Defensive side body position, Tight gap on pass options to eliminate time and space, communication (visual, auditory).
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