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Hockey Dryland Training Drills

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training, 04/10/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Things don’t happen in predetermined ways out on the ice, so they shouldn’t happen in predetermined ways during your training. 

Hockey itself is both an art and a science in terms of what it takes to prepare the athletes for a game. Dryland training is no different. Coaches need to select exercises that are going to have the greatest amount of transfer to a real on-ice setting, this requires a fundamental working knowledge of sports science theory and a firm grasp on what you would call “strength transfer”

That is, to what degree is the exercise you’re doing specific enough to hockey in order to have a high degree of transfer to an on-ice setting, which can vary in of itself in many ways. Some exercises transfer to explosiveness, some will fair better towards your conditioning levels, whereas others may have a higher degree of transfer to your agility. The list goes on and on.