Putting Skills, Tactics and Strategy Together

- Under construction (2 June 1998)

The play requires that each player knows what is happening and is able to perform his role. This is my favourite clip as it shows absolute control, confidence and understanding in the individuals and the team. The puck moves from attackers' right wall through all members of the attacking team. Because they knew where the puck was going, they received it almost unpressured. The big lesson for me here was that if you know exactly where the puck is going to go you can control the game.

Watch especially how the goalie in the Black Team, draws in the Yellow attacker before putting the pass across to the next Half back. That really makes the goal possible. Then the final half back passes to the next forward who passes to another and the last scores. Key Skills here are tackling, checking the puck, picking up the puck and passing.