The Key to Elevate Your Skate!

Advancement Keys

The White Key - Positioning

1st Red Stripe:  Defensive Zone:

  • I am consistently in position in the defensive zone

  • I have one hand on my stick when I am defending

  • I may get beat 1 vs. 1, but I always find who my mark is, and establish my area.

2nd Red Stripe:  Neutral Zone:

  • I stay in my lane, but I recognize when I need to cross over into another lane.

 

3rd Red Stripe:  Offensive Zone:

 

  • I set myself in appropriate forecheck position 

  • I go to help the puck carrier in the corners

  • I recognize when the high slot is vacant in case we need to back check

  • I back check as soon as I can to my position

  • I hold the blue line by following up the play

  • I shift across the blue line

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