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Agility Ladder Drills for On-Ice Quickness

Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Drills,Instructional Video
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We put together a new video featuring three of our favorite off-ice agility ladder drills to help players develop their quickness and foot speed.

Coaching Key Points:

  1. Knees Bent to Absorb Impact
  2. Soft Landings
  3. Weight on the Ball of the Foot
  4. Push Beyond Your “Comfort Zone” of Speed, but Maintain Proper Technique
  5. Practice Each Drill in Both Directions
  6. Practice Each Drill Forward & Backward
  7. Add a Short Sprint at the End of Each Drill to Increase Challenge


Darren Says:
December 15th, 2010 a31 10:28am

Thanks Kevin for all the information you are sharing with us on your website.I will use the agility ladder drills at our next dryland practice.

Rick Says:
January 6th, 2012 a31 2:24pm

Thanks for this video my trainer just showed me how to use the speed ladder and I hope it will elevate my Mens Rec League Hockey game …

January 24th, 2013 a31 10:15am

[…] Speed ladder training is particularly effective for building foot speed and agility as you can mix-and-match various movements to create a workout that is fully customized to your strengths and weaknesses. A few personal favorite speed ladder exercises include one and two-foot hops through the ladder and side-to-side, quick shuffles side-to-side through the ladder and explosive front steps and backpedals up and down the ladder. Additional hockey specific speed ladder drills can be found from Livestrong and this link. […]

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