Do you want to become a more dangerous attacker? This article will teach you how to cut the opponent off – By The Hockey Factory



By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net


The Hockey Factory shared another fitness drill focused on hockey. Let’s have a look on how to “cut the opponent off”: In order to outplay, or better to outrun your opponent, the most efficient technique is cutting off his running lane. This means that the player in ball possession, chased by a defender, must change direction while dribbling.

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By using body and speed, it becomes impossible for the opponent to cut in front. The attacker protects the ball by placing his body between the ball and the defender. In this video you see three exercises to improve cutting off the opponent, executed by Xuen, Cherry, Huang and Dong.

 

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