Pre-scanning and accelerating the attack: this is what modern hockey is all about!

Let’s take a look at this action where we can find one-touch passes that opened the space of the defence but, more important, we are going to focus on how the players making those passes, pre-scan their teammates positions before touching the ball.

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While the ball is still with the first player, the second player is already looking at the third player.
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While the ball is still with the second player, the third player is scanning the position of the fourth player.
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This is another key concept of modern hockey: know what you will do before you receive the ball.

By Pablo Mendoza

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