Teach your kids how to dangle, pass, and snipe like the pros with these hockey drills and practice tips.
The biggest reason why I have my goalies incorporate relative strength programming (sets of 1-3 reps) more often than my offense/defensive athletes is the sheer importance of the need to be as fast and explosive as possible
Hockey movements in the gym are skills that you develop over time in the same way that you develop new skills on the ice.
While skills like making hard passes, or having stick on puck may seem elementary, they play an increasingly important role as players progress to higher levels of hockey.
Since hockey is a game is built on speed, it’s essential to keep it in all facets of the game, whether a player is on the attack or getting back to protect the net.
If you can skate and compete at an even level while the play is flowing, but you can add proficient faceoff prowess to your arsenal, then you’re a valuable asset to the coach.
Many parents of goalies struggle with what to say when goaltending is sometimes viewed as an individual sport within a team game.
Along with skating, puckhandling is another skill that is often overlooked for goaltenders, but shouldn’t be ignored.
Detroit Red Wings goaltending coach and goalie parent Jeff Salajko spoke with USA Hockey about all things goalies and goaltender development.
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