Ep.435: Workshopping Offensive Principles

Darryl Belfry joins the show to discuss his coaching workshop, the offensive principles the best teams in the league adhere to, and working with players to implement new skills in their game. Topics include:

  • Fixing vs. investing in development
  • The importance of cumulative shift effect
  • How players like Devon Toews defend proactively
  • Five-man units and moving in the offensive zone
  • Positionless hockey vs. Positional interchangeability
  • Stacking skills and building off of them
  • Establishing speed differential and attacking creatively
  • Zegras doing the Michigan, and what comes next
  • Earning trust and building relationships with players
  • How to teach something new that feels differential initially
  • Dealing with short term results and making adjustments

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