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02-18-2001, 03:07 PM
New Zealand here once again. I have asked this question once before but would like more of a response. I would like players / coaches / organizers opinions on how IIHF offside rule will effect play on our rinks. (yes I know the rule and how it works)
We have unusually small rinks down here. The biggest being 120' x 60' and the smallest being 75' x 35' (yes they do play on this small slab). What do you think the pros/cons are of this.
I would really appreciate some response. If you need to know more just ask. Please don't make the smallness of the rinks the issue (down here it is reality- -these are the sizes of the rinks--so we play on them) but rather what/how will this effect the game and development of youth hockey. E.G.. if I line 3 players up across the center line are we going to be playing British bulldog rather than hockey!! Other concerns I have is how to execute a power play, whether using a box or diamond, your d-man is going to be in the defense zone, and on break outs, you will be forced to carry the puck, rather than encourage passing --any and all will be appreciated
. (especially if someone feels that this rule will be benificial)
thanks in advance
02-21-2001, 02:35 PM
Better to go to a coaching board to ask this question, most of the people here are just your average player, and have obviously (as has been shown)) have no idea about the strategy of the game. http://hockeycoach.com/ would be a good place to start.
hope you get some suggestions
02-21-2001, 11:11 PM
Basically, I feel the rule restrains the free flow of inline hockey as it was meant to be. Any offsides rule does this. However, that being said, I think the IIHF offsides rule is better than traditional blue line offsides, which even further slows down play.
As for your rink constraits, I don't see much of a problem since if you're on a small rink, it shouldn't take the puck carrier very long to 'gain the zone' so to speak.
On a power play, I would probably play a box since I believe the team with the advantage needs to clear the zone on a power play if the puck is 'cleared' out of the offensive zone, and a box would maximize your chances of holding it in.
I think the key to the offsides rule is to make sure your players know how to execute a one-pass breakout. Puck starts behind the net, forwards either circle or criss-cross and one pass is made to either, and that forward gains the zone. The other forward should already be in the zone or at least at the same time as the puckcarrier, while the two defense follow up the play.
02-22-2001, 03:48 AM
Thanks for answering Zamboni. However, I think you did a disservice to many of Inline Hockey Central's readers who DO know the strategy of inline hockey, and very well indeed.
Readers, am I right? :)
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think you missed what Hockygrrl was saying.. I believe what Hockeygrll was saying is: that in NEW ZEALAND they don't know too much strategy of roller hockey and are mostly inexeperienced at it too...and for that matter... even the people I play with who have been playing awhile don't know rollerhockey strategy..I don't know rollerhockey strategy.. that's why I bought the GREAT book by GREG STILLER on........ROLLER HOCKEY SKILLS , DRILLS &.........STRATEGIES! very good book for those really wanting to learn what a defense man is supposed to do, and for forwards and a small chapter on GOALIES too... so ...look up the book.. simple title.. ROLLER HOCKEY...by GREG STILLER..
02-22-2001, 01:20 PM
Sorry, I respectfully disagree :)
"Better to go to a coaching board to ask this question, most of the people here are just your average player, and have obviously (as has been shown)) have no idea about the strategy of the game."
She doesn't say anything about New Zealand.
And I think you're confusing Greg SILLER's great book with BEN Stiller's "Everything Mystery Men Wanted to Know About Inline Hockey but Were Afraid to Ask Mary About Something."
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02-22-2001, 02:24 PM
Actually, I do know a lot about Inline Strategy. Where I took offense at Hockegrrl's post was: "most of the people here are just your average player..."
I am nowhere near that good! :)
02-22-2001, 04:23 PM
I hear you.
I was below average, and then I ran out of time to practice.
Heck, Jon "Phantom Goal" Huck is probably better than me now. THAT'S sad.
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yeah.. i noticed that it is SILLER.. my boo boo..give me a break, Mary was looking at the book with me and commented on how these " hockey dudes" look just like Ben.. all "crazy eyed" , like something happened to their "peckers"...she said that maybe a little "gel" would improve their helmet hair too.....anyways,what does hockygrll know ?? she's just a "walkon"..hehe..
02-24-2001, 03:17 AM
Thanks for all the help dudes.
good on ya!!
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