BODY CONTACT/BATTLING/POSITIONING & TACTICS (THURSDAYS) Group 1 (06/07/08)
Location: Vaughan Ice plex
Step 1 – Positioning & Angling: Angling can be considered the first line of defense for a player. Body and stick positions are important in checking without making contact.
Step 2 – Stick Checks: Stick checking may be considered the second line of defense as angling forces the opposition to a position where contact can be made with the stick.
Step 3 – Contact Confidence (Body Contact): Body contact is the third step in the progression and is used to gain separation when a player positions his/her body between the puck and the puck carrier.
Step 4 – Body Checking: Body checking is the final step in the 4 step checking progression. A body check can be defined as body contact primarily caused by the movement of the checker. The checker uses their body for the purpose of stopping the attacking progress of the puck carrier and/or separating the carrier from the puck.
*Option to pay as you go for $65/hour.