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12-05-2012, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Loffer View Post
Just play the game. You don't need any of these simplistic game plans, they are just the biggest myth in hockey. Hockey isn't soccer or football, it's much simpler and more straightforward game. Too much "tactics" just kills the game intensity. I don't think these youngsters need any sophisticated "game plans". Just dumb and chase, keep it simple kind of high intensity hockey.
Doesn't have to be that sophisticated, but it has to be there in some form. When they don't know what to do (which will happen, especially in the tougher games), having some kind of a frame to hold onto will help.

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