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Lateral Movement Drills

Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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This week’s video covers some easy to run drills to improve your lateral movement.  Whether it be on the playing a rush as a defensemen, or making a move as a forward, lateral movement is important to develop in all players.

Key Points

  • Good knee bend
  • Aggressive stops
  • 2 complete pushes (inside and outside edge)
  • Keep hips squared up ice
  • Keep shoulders squared up ice
  • Keep upper body in control


Lateral Movement & Creativity

Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Tips
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Minnesota Hockey posted a video with Ludek Bukac about creativity and lateral movement.  Many of you may recognize the name from the Variable Goal Training DVD Bukac has put out.  The concept is to use extra nets on the ice to force skaters to move laterally and be creative in small areas.  If you aren’t familiar with this type of training, the video below is definitely worth a look.



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