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08-05-2017, 11:07 AM
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4v4 Strategy

I play in a 4v4 roller hockey league. My team is awesome on Defense and we have a good bit of talent on offense, but I am looking to implement a simple default breakout strategy for when we are transitioning from D to O.

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Use a diamond formation on the breakout. The D with the puck hides behind the net, the other D goes on one wing and one forward takes the other wing, both guys near the boards. The second forward should be in the middle near the blue line.

It gives you an option on both sides, and they can bump it to the forward in the middle near the blue line for an easy breakout. If you're in trouble, rim the puck either way and the guys on the wing will chip it out if they're in trouble too.

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Use a diamond formation on the breakout. The D with the puck hides behind the net, the other D goes on one wing and one forward takes the other wing, both guys near the boards. The second forward should be in the middle near the blue line.

It gives you an option on both sides, and they can bump it to the forward in the middle near the blue line for an easy breakout. If you're in trouble, rim the puck either way and the guys on the wing will chip it out if they're in trouble too.
this is pretty much it.

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Use a diamond formation on the breakout. The D with the puck hides behind the net, the other D goes on one wing and one forward takes the other wing, both guys near the boards. The second forward should be in the middle near the blue line.

It gives you an option on both sides, and they can bump it to the forward in the middle near the blue line for an easy breakout. If you're in trouble, rim the puck either way and the guys on the wing will chip it out if they're in trouble too.
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this is pretty much it.
Thanks for the advice!

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I've also seen this same formation work well in the O zone too and once everyone gets moving it can be hard to defend against.

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I've also seen this same formation work well in the O zone too and once everyone gets moving it can be hard to defend against.
This is typically what works best on a 4vs3 power play. One guy at the point, a RH guy on his left side and a LH guy on his right side, both guys are open for a one timer. The last forward screens the goalie and collects the rebounds.

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This is typically what works best on a 4vs3 power play. One guy at the point, a RH guy on his left side and a LH guy on his right side, both guys are open for a one timer. The last forward screens the goalie and collects the rebounds.
Yeah, when this formation is ran correctly it is easy to score playing inline because the goalie sliding is hard. Getting that puck movement is key on this though.

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Yeah, when this formation is ran correctly it is easy to score playing inline because the goalie sliding is hard. Getting that puck movement is key on this though.
With proper puck movement, you can do those wing to wing tic-tac-toes. You can score on a one timer or you can even have the guy in front of the net score a backdoor tap-in. The trick is to open up the passing lane from wing to wing by exchanging the puck with the point guy.

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This is typically what works best on a 4vs3 power play. One guy at the point, a RH guy on his left side and a LH guy on his right side, both guys are open for a one timer. The last forward screens the goalie and collects the rebounds.
Yeah we have been using that formation on the PP for years. Works very well.

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