There are many things to learn about defense in hockey. You need to know the mechanics of how to play.

1. Pressure
- as soon as the opposite team loses the puck, one or more players should put pressure on the puck
2. Speed
- use speed to limit offensive, which will help cause errors
3. Pursuit
- there is special way to corner off a defender, so he doesn't anywhere to go
- this will help cause turnovers, to create offensive plays
4. Transition
- the team is always ready to change from defense to offense as soon as the team gets possession of the puck

Types of Grouping Strategies