In this article I will really expound on the jobs and obligations of the Defensemen. I’m going to begin by making it VERY straightforward, and afterward we’ll go into somewhat more detail dependent on zones.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEFENSEMEN
resistance head-upYour fundamental obligations as a defensemen are to shield the other group from getting great shots on your goalie. There are numerous different jobs you will play, however every one of them lead back to this. A decent defenseman will:
This is a rundown of a portion of the fundamental characteristics of a decent defensemen. Guard is a reasoning position so on the off chance that you like to hang back, read plays, and control choices it might be for you.
Lets dive into some more subtleties of the situating and obligations in each zone
DEFENSEMENS DUTIES AND POSITIONING IN THE DEFENSIVE ZONE
The guarded zone is the place everyone’s eyes are on the safeguard. Safeguard is played two by two (left D and right D) and in the protective zone it is essential to work with your guarded accomplice and spread your own zone. The best scoring open doors for the other group will happen when a defenseman is hauled out of position. There are two regions that the guard will get themselves the most. The corner, and before the net. Lets talk about the “zones” first
As a defenseman, these are the zones you have to think about. In this circumstance we will accept the puck is in the correct corner (left corner in the image, yet right corner of the arena for the guarded group) The check zone is the region inside 5 feet of the puck bearer, generally the protection plays in this zone. The help zone is around 5 – 15 feet from the puck transporter, more often than not the middle remains in the help position. The net zone is around 10 feet out from the net, and we ALWAYS need at any rate one defenseman in charge of this zone.
THE CHECK ZONE
At the point when the puck goes into the corner, the defenseman in charge of that side ought to be the first on the puck. You have to get your feet going quick and win puck races. In the event that you can beat the other group to the puck and win ownership you can begin a breakout. Being first to the puck is significant for a defensemen, yet on the off chance that you’re not first, at that point you have to realize how to battle for the puck!
This is normally called the hit zone since it’s the place you participate in contact with the puck transporter, however I’ve transformed it to the check zone.
Why the Check Zone and not Hit Zone?
The hit zone recommends you are going to hit the player, however a check isn’t a hit. A check alludes to calculating, lifting a stick, jabbing the puck, pushing and reaching the player without tossing an all out body check. Not all groups license contact (a full body check) however even in “non-contact” hockey, a specific degree of contact is permitted. It’s for the most part OK to push, push, poke, and knock for the puck, and this is the thing that occurs in the check zone. Keep your position low and wide, get in the corner, lift sticks and tie up the puck bearer. The following is a standard you ought to remember
Weight or Contain?
Master Tip – “In the event that you can see the players eyes, contain them, in the event that you see their numbers, or they bobble the puck, weight them”
Contain – You would prefer consistently not to go balls out to towards the puck bearer. This can leave you looking somewhat senseless, particularly in case you’re conflicting with a player who can control the puck well. On the off chance that they have great belonging, (or you don’t have great help) simply contain them. Attempt to remove passing paths, get your stick agreed with theirs so they’re generally in a low rate scoring zone (don’t give them a chance to stroll before the net), constrain them to make a pass (ideally a terrible one), or cause them to lose the puck (at that point you jump). Great control can prompt weight.
A few mentors may want to consistently weight, yet this generally possibly works when everybody in your group can skate and check, and they all comprehend and play a framework.
Weight – This is the point at which you jump energetically trying to get the puck. You need to think and act quick to choose when the perfect time to weight is. Regularly when you see different players numbers, they can’t see you, so you ought to go in and shock them rapidly and attempt to strip the puck.
You can apply light weight to players notwithstanding when they are under lock and key, this is the point at which you ought to edge them and blocking passing paths. There are two great approaches to point a player, you can edge them into a low rate scoring zone or to their strike. Most players are more fragile on their strike, so in the event that you drive them along the sheets to just have the option to make a go out on their strike, you increment the shot of them losing the puck or making an awful pass.
The last situation when you can weight hard is if the puck bearer loses the puck. Act rapidly, tie up their stick, get great body position, and afterward snatch the puck.
Here is a video that will help clarify and exhibit board play for defensemen.