The new coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Martin St. Louis, stated in his initial press conference that he was about teaching concepts, not systems. Whether or not that works remains to be seen. However, the idea of presenting concepts to players directly impacts minor hockey in various ways. In Episode 38, host Richard Bercuson and his guest, Dean Holden, examined the teaching of principles of play vs. systems. Now, with St. Louis' statement as a backdrop, how do concepts come into play for coaches of kids?
Two books referred to in the show:
Slavomir Lener: Transition Defense to Offense
Erkka Westerlund: Transition: From Game to Practice
(NOTE: Neither is on the Hockey Canada site nor in Amazon. You'll need to hunt.)