When it gets down to the last minute and an ill-advised shot goes without backup, call out your wheels for a 10-man ride. The 10-man ride is an aggressive scheme meant to trap an opponent in its own end and create a turnover. It requires using your goalie as the 10th rider, opening the cage for a potential long-range goal — risky business but worth the reward if executed.
Start in a traditional zone ride. Allow the goalie to carry until he nears the restraining line, then trigger the 10-man ride from the backfield as such:
A 10-man ride relies on communication, especially with each release from behind, and requires sound attackmen. If a player gets beat, recall it and recover to the hole.
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