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03-10-2010, 05:23 PM
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First time in mens league

I finally joined the mens C league after about a year in adult hockey class and rat hockey. though I was never taught where to line up when face off. I dont know what position I'll be playing tomorrow but can someone show me where I can get some information on where to position yourself when face off?

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03-10-2010, 06:35 PM
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not to sound like a jerk but how did you play adult hockey for a year and never learn where to line up? assuming that maybe you just mean skating lessons or something, just line up opposite the opposing player. if you are playing right wing line up opposite the other teams left wing. if you are on defense line up next to the other defenseman on your team and across from the other teams. pretty simple stuff. if you are referring to faceoffs in your zone or the other teams zone just ask another player on the ice it really depends on the strategy you are attempting at that point. good luck

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If this is your first time playing ice hockey in a league.... Drop down to a D League, not an C league. D League is basically developmental, which is for individuals who are just getting started and don't play well.

Around here in Pittsburgh, we have an Upper D & Lower D, then C, B, and A. I'd strongly suggest you go to a D League. No disrespect.

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If this is your first time playing ice hockey in a league.... Drop down to a D League, not an C league. D League is basically developmental, which is for individuals who are just getting started and don't play well.

Around here in Pittsburgh, we have an Upper D & Lower D, then C, B, and A. I'd strongly suggest you go to a D League. No disrespect.
Sounds like he actually knows how to play well though, just doesn't know the rules that well, in which case I got to ask...Have you never watched hockey on TV? That's pretty much where I learned where to stand for the face off when I started playing.

You pretty much want to make a formation like this:

(LW) (C) (RW)
(D) (D)

LW= Left Wing (Forward)
C = Center (Forward)
RW = Right Wing (Forward)
D = Defense (Defense)

So that's basically good in all situations, unless your team is trying to run some more advanced play in the offensive or defensive zone, but in that case they would probably tell you where to stand anyways.

Just decide if you want to be a forward or defense man I guess!

Good luck tomorrow!

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I think he might be more concerned with things like defensive zone face offs, which are a little different

Here are some diagrams of defensive zone face offs:

http://www.lifetimehockey.com/play-D...ne-faceoff.htm

http://www.jes-hockey.com/animated/p...eoffsetup.html

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I finally joined the mens C league after about a year in adult hockey class and rat hockey. though I was never taught where to line up when face off. I dont know what position I'll be playing tomorrow but can someone show me where I can get some information on where to position yourself when face off?
Do you have a television? And watch any hockey at all? I would assume you do, so just pay attention to how the guys on tv line up and copy.

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I think he might be more concerned with things like defensive zone face offs, which are a little different

Here are some diagrams of defensive zone face offs:

http://www.lifetimehockey.com/play-D...ne-faceoff.htm

http://www.jes-hockey.com/animated/p...eoffsetup.html

Yup, this is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

We call D league a "Rec" league here. (Recreational) and some how they combined rec league and C league together. (not too many teams I guess) so it is "Rec-C league" I actually paid attention when I was watching Hawks game today and got some good idea from it as well.

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I finally joined the mens C league after about a year in adult hockey class and rat hockey. though I was never taught where to line up when face off. I dont know what position I'll be playing tomorrow but can someone show me where I can get some information on where to position yourself when face off?
I smell a HeadCoach post coming up soon

His posts will help you tons.

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good luck...don't be a hack or goon. being a helmet is unnecessary. respect the game and have fun

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