2 skating skills
SKATING MECHANICS"© !!!
Exceptional Hockey Players make skating a natural skill, make skate
second nature. The only way this happens is improving skating skills
through daily practice.
Skating involves three distinct phases... the Drive, the Glide and
the Recovery. During all phases the skater naturally moves their
arms giving them maximum speed around the rink.
The "Drive" generates power using a side thrust.
Back Leg - extends fully … Toe - makes the final push
on the rink... Body - leans forward.
The "Glide" maximizes the stride length with the body staying
over the glide foot. The "Glide Phase" also begins any stopping
Shoulders - over the knees... Knees - over the toes...
Back Leg - over the rink after pushing off for the drive.
The "Recovery" gets the skater ready for the next "Drive.”
Back Leg - comes back under the body... Hips - over
the skates... New Drive Leg - begins the "drive phase" when
the hips are under the skater's body."
Practice the skills in this 8 panel
brochure using the drills in
How To Play Better
Ice Hockey > Practice > Effective Skating Drills
"BACKWARD STOPPING -
All “Backward Stopping” Skills end in the “Ready Position”.
Two- Foot Stop
Skates - rotate outward at a 180 degree angle… Skate Heels
- close together… Knees - flexed… Skate Pressure -
inside skate edge, front part of the blade.
Back Skate - swings back... plants in back of the player at a
right angle to the player’s direction using the inside skate edge...
Shoulders/Hips/Legs - move counterclockwise as the “Right
Leg” swings back... Back Skate Knee - bends… Weight -
on front part of the back leg skate... Left Skate- at the end
of this stop, moves under the body... Left Knee - bends
preparing for a “T-Push” push off..."
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"How to Enhance Hockey
MECHANICS" is an 8 panel brochure packed with these
important and well-defined skating mechanics ..
- The Proper Hockey Grip
- The Skating "Ready Position"
- Skating Phases
- The "Drive"
- The "Glide"
- The "Recovery"
- Forward Skating
- "V" Start
- Crossover Start
- Finishing the Start
- Forward Stops
- One foot Drag
- "Two Foot Stop" or the "Hockey Stop"
- Backward Skating
- Backward Strides
- Backward Push and Glide
- Backward Turning
- Two Skate Quick Turn
- Backward Crossover Stride
- Backward Stopping
- Two Foot Stop
- One Foot Stop or "T" Push
- "V" Stop
- Forward to Backward
- Backward to Forward
- Solutions to Skating Issues
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