"Invasion sports" are team games in which the purpose is to invade the opponent’s territory while scoring points and keeping the opposing team's points to a minimum, and all within a defined time period. Hockey falls into this category. Research shows that strategies, tactics and patterns of play have the potential to transfer between these invasion sports. Playing some of these other invasion sports in the offseason can help a player better understand basic concepts of offensive and defensive play when they return to ice hockey.
Some examples of invasion sports include:
Strategies Common to All Invasion Sports