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How to Play Hockey
CompleteHockeyPlayer.com is a site dedicated to developing more complete hockey players.
We love to teach how to play hockey. We break each player down using four main categories
Skill Development Athletic Improvement
Winning Intangibles Game Knowledge
By taking the time to develop each of these categories fully a player can develop and
how to play hockey as a well rounded, complete hockey player.
You know players who are missing parts of these. Players, who are highly skilled, but
have poor intangibles. Or other players, who lack proper skill development, but have great
game knowledge and are smart players. Learning how to play hockey requires you to have all
We teach courses on each of these categories:
Skills are a players Ice Hockey skills, skating, passing, shooting, checking, stickhandling,
face offs, scoring, board play, net play, point play.
Athleticism, you don't have to be an athlete to be a hockey player, but you will improve
as a hockey player if you improve your athleticism. Your Athleticism is: warmup and cool down,
power, agility, balance, acceleration, foot speed, core strength, stamina, flexibility,
Intangibles separate the great players from the good ones: mental toughness, leadership,
teamwork, living habits, class act, visualization, nutrition, health, motivation, equipment.
These intangibles are not just for how to play hockey, but how to live life!
Knowledge is a player's ability to understand the game. Greater understanding or knowledge
will allow the player to analyze and adapt to changing situations on the ice. Knowledge
breaks down into two sub categories.
Systems and Tactics.
Systems are the systems a team runs: Face offs, fore check, cycling, back check, defensive
zone, breakout, entering the zone, regroup, power play, penalty kill.
Tactics are used inside a system. Learning how to play hockey a player must understand
how to play inside each system, using these tactics. They break down into offensive and
defensive tactics. Support, Contain vs. Pressure, Puck Possession, Time and Space, How to attack
and defend a 1 on 1, how to attack and defend a 1 on 2, how to attack and defend a 2 on
1, how to attack and defend a 2 on 2, how to attack and defend a 3 on 1, how to attack
and defend a 3 on 2.
We also have other courses in our Hockey 101 series, and an entire Goal tending tree.
A goalies skill set varies from forwards: skating, stance, angles, basic saves, moving
saves, in close saves, breakaways, screens/tips, behind the net, stick skills.
Most players wait for something to happen to make them into better players, to learn
how to play hockey. It's time to start developing today. Click on our site and register for
your free life time membership now.
How to Play Hockey