In this lesson, you will notice the use of the term “Vital Area”. In general, this is the same as what we describe as “The Scoring Zone” with our team. Also, this section of the video shows a great deal of math being used. Observe the use of angles and the high percentages they create within the SZ. This is right up your alley, guys!
I want you to take special note of the description of attacking down the flanks which begins at the 3:10 mark. Since we force play of our opponents to our flanks, observe this from the position of the defenders. Learn to limit threats by our opponents. Doing so will shift the math into our favor. If anything, notice the importance of being prepared and with hips facing the opponent’s goal. This is called ANTICIPATION.