Current and Former Pittsburgh Penguins talk about the art of the face-off and give some strategy for your players. Watch the video then read my comments below.
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A couple of thoughts on this.
- In the video Craig talks about if he were on the other side, he would still win it toward his net. At the youth level I would never recommend that. I would suggest is to teach your player to read the situation and put a player who would be on the strong side to win the puck back or to the wall on a Defensive face-off
- If in the Offenseive zone, teach them to put a player on his forehand on the inside of the circle so they would have the best shot possible.