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Forward to Backward “Mohawk” Transitions

Feb
28
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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Being able to efficiently transition from forward to backwards without losing speed is a critical skill for every player.  This week’s video breaks down the  “mohawk” transition into three teaching phases.



 

Defensemen “Hinge” Play – Video

Feb
15
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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The defensive “hinge” play is a technique used to open up the weak-side of the ice.  In order for a hinge play to work properly, the defensive partner must provide good support to the puck carrier.  In this week’s video, we discuss the keys to proper defensive support and how to execute the “hinge” play.

Here’s an example from the NHL:


 

Defensemen Puck Movement Agility Drill (Video)

Feb
8
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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Today’s defensemen are constantly forced to improve their lateral mobility and playmaking abilities.  In this week’s video, we show you a quick drill to work on puck movement and mobility with your D.


 

Defenseman Agility Drill – Video

Feb
2
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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Simple drills can be extremely effective in developing skills in players if you key on very specific movements and techniques.  This week’s video shows a “simple” agility skating drill to develop transition footwork for defensemen.  Despite the “simple” pattern, the actual execution of the drill is fairly difficult – especially while handling a puck.  The closer the cones are together, the more compact the transition areas become.  The drill forces players to prepare their transitions even though it may not be comfortable to execute.


 

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