Beat The Pass | Become Quicker As An Ice Hockey Goalie

If you want to be one of those patient (some say boring) hockey goalies, you need speed, but it might not be the type of speed that you think of when you are doing your off-ice training. When I ask hockey goalies from all levels (even pro goalies) what they are doing for their speed…

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What Limits Turn-Over Rate On The Ice?

You learned in elementary school that velocity is distance divided by time. So the faster you cover a distance the greater your velocity. On the ice, the distance you cover is dictated by your stride frequency and the propulsive force you put into the ice. So you can increase your speed on the ice by…

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3 Speed-Sucking Exercises Hockey Players Use.

Three Hockey Training Exercises/Techniques That Give You Slower Legs (Avoid) There are lots of ways that skaters and goalies make themselves slow – it is often a result of players being more interested in working hard than working on the right things. I have picked three of the most common ways players misdirect their hockey…

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Sample Speed Session

We were out at the park doing some our speed session yesterday afternoon, so I shot a little video so you can see what we were doing and what we were working on technique-wise.  Here is the video of what we covered.  You will hear me coaching one of our new athletes who was dropping…

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EOTW: Depth Jump + First Step

Hockey Exercise For Explosive Leg Power ‘First step quickness’ is a term you hear in a lot of sports, but the speed and contained spaces of hockey make it even more important to your success on the ice.  You don’t have 100 yards to open a gap on your opponent; you need instant acceleration, so…

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EOTW: Falling Starts For Better Acceleration + A Treat For YOU!

Let’s party!! It just might be someone’s 44th birthday on Thursday 🙂 and that is why I get to go to Starbucks for a caramel macchiato on Thursday AND Friday this week.  Don’t get me wrong, I am at Starbucks pretty much every day, but typically I only get my treat drink on Friday mornings…

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Partner Resisted Sprints for Hockey Training

You will remember a few weeks ago I posted some different off-ice hockey training speed drills using the sled.  I had quite a few of you email to say that you really wanted to try some of the drills, but you did not have access to a sled.  I actually did not have sleds at…

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