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“The Beast” Penalty Kill System DVD

I purchased “The Beast” Peanlty Kill System DVD from Championship Productions two weeks ago and have watched it a few times since. My thought was that I would like to see what type of concepts Coach Arena was teaching that would be beneficial to my team. I have to say that if you are looking for some guidance on how to run a PK with your team this DVD will be a major help. Coach Arena goes through the entire system starting with the forecheck and continues through the neutral zone and into the defensive zone. His concept of keeping the 2 on 1 as far from the puck is spot on and if played properly can give your team an excellent chance to be a powerful penalty killing team.

Even though I’ve been coaching for almost thirty years I’m always trying to learn and improve, and I sure this DVD will help anyone who wants to teach his team how to be successful on the penalty kill. Championship Productions does a nice job with their video learning and if you haven’t checked them out yet you should give them a try. I recommend picking up a copy of “The Beast” Penalty Kill System, it’s well worth the small price tag.

On a personal note, after watching the video a few times I had some questions so I searched out Coach Arena and he answered my questions in detail and offered continuing help if I needed it.

Here is a link to the DVD.

The Beast Penalty Kill System

Filed under: coaching, Defense, Defense, Penalty Kill, Systems

4 Responses

  1. Coach Nielsen says:

    Coach G;
    My conversation with him on this subject was a few months ago so I don’t remember all the details but I know the one main question I had was “how do you defend the quick cross ice pass if the offensive D comes right up the middle”. His response was to make sure the F1 waits and forces the puck carrier to the outside with good body and stick positioning which would force the puck carrier to stay to the outside. Once you have the puck carrier to the outside the rest of the NZ option takes care of itself if all the players play their role properly. The other question was what to do if the puck carrier gets pushed to the outside but drops a pass back to the wing coming up the wall and crossing to the inside behind F1. His response was that if F1 is in proper position, which should be inside out and trailing behind a little that will take away the drop pass and cross ice rush behind F1. If that drop pass is made and F1 is in the proper lane you should then have the ability to have the deep D (D2) maintain the middle of the ice support position while F1 comes down the ice to support his side while D1 and F2 get back into good defensive position.

    I also talked to him about some of the drills he supplied to me and how they are used to build skill in the system. Another thing I discussed with him was how to generate more offense and he said he will give me some stuff he is working on once it is ready. Jack is very accessible and willing to answer any questions you may have, you may want to reach out to him yourself if you have questions specific to his system.

    If I can be of any help please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Have you implemented his “Beast” system with your team? If so what have the results looked like?

  2. Coach G says:

    Hi Bob

    What were the questions you had for Coach Arena and what were his answers?

    • Anonymous says:

      Coach G;
      My questions to him were specific to the content of the DVD so if you don’t own the DVD then the questions and his response are meaningless. The point I was trying to make is that he was open to me contacting him and asking questions because I purchased the DVD. I think that is an awesome way to deal with people who purchase your product.

      • Coach G says:

        I agree!

        I do own the video (purchased the download) so was wondering what your questions were so that I could improve my own understanding and perhaps pick up on something I’d missed or hadn’t thought of.

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