Hockey is a fluid game, nearly devoid of traditional "plays" that you might find in football or basketball. The portion of the sport that can be choreographed, to a certain degree, is special teams. Power Play and Penalty Kill units can utilize Krossover's platform to identify ideal spots on the ice that either maximize their team's scoring opportunities or limit their opponent's chances of finding the back of the net. With that in mind, here are a few drills to ramp up your special teams' efficiency this season.
The purpose of this drill is to not only work towards a shot in a designated area but also to maintain proper spacing as players retrieve errant shots and attempt to reset the attack.
You can easily turn this video breakdown into an effective drill. The points of emphasis include: staying in the line of shots, balancing your defensive alignment as the puck moves and identifying the proper time to be aggressive.
With Krossover shot charts you can identify ideal places to shoot against opposing netminders and how best to minimize high-quality opportunities for your opponents when on the Penalty Kill.
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