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Quick Start Training Drill (Video)

Mar
26
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This week’s video covers a skill development drill that focuses on the technique, control, and balance necessary for an effective V Start / Quick Start.



 

Hip Open Defense Variation (Video)

Dec
28
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This week’s video is a variation on the drill demonstrated in our last video. In this drill, we add in a defensive pivot off a one-foot stop to develop balance and change of direction power.


 

Hip Open Power Skating Drill (Video)

Dec
19
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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The ability to effectively open your hips while pivoting is a key in generating power in the opposite direction. This simple to set up drill helps players develop the ability to change directions effectively.


 

Developing the Cross-Under Push

Nov
15
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The cross-under push is one key to generating maximum power with each cross-over a skater takes. This video breaks down the process of developing the cross-under push:


 

One Foot Stop & Accelerate – Video

Aug
29
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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The One Foot Stop & Accelerate drill is a power skating maneuver focusing on the development of balance, accelerating power, and the drive of the upper body.  While the drill itself is very straightforward, proper execution is very difficult to achieve.


 

Side Step Stops

Apr
5
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This drill focuses on quick lateral movement and agility. The video covers several variations to the basic side-step-stop drill.


 

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.


 

Defenseman Agility Drill – Video

Feb
2
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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.


 

Cross Behinds – Power Skating (Video)

Jan
5
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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I hope everyone out there had a safe and happy holiday season! We’re back from our short break (and lots of hockey travel) with some new content for 2012.

In this video, we will cover a power skating maneuver/drill to improve backward outside edges. This drill forces players out of their comfort zone with cross-overs by doing a very unnatural cross behind.

Key Teaching Points

  • Knee bend
  • Controlled upper body
  • Weight on the balls of the feet
  • Push your toe down in to the ice as you push off
  • Listen for a push every step

 

Quick Crossovers – Video

Nov
28
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Instructional Video
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To celebrate Cyber Monday, we’ve got another new video for you.  This time we return to the topic of power skating to show you the quick crossover power skating maneuver.  The drill works primarily on the outside edge push of a crossover as well as quick feet.

Key points

  • Knees bent
  • Push finishes with the toe of the blade (keep heels low to ice)
  • Keep the upper body in control
  • Listen for consistent pushing sounds in the ice

 

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