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Individual Skills, Skating
Hockey speed is attained by combining Skating Power, and Foot Speed. A player will never achieve his or her full skating potential until both skills have been acquired, and perfected. As you begin work on skating with your team, begin with power and technique... then add foot speed. As you increase the tempo of your skating drills, don't let your players sacrifice technique for foot speed. Players must be able to move their feet at full speed while maintaining a technically sound stride!
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My Favorite Hockey Agility Drill

My Favorite Hockey Agility Drill

Hockey Drills, Individual Skill Drills, Skating & Agility
The Circle Agility Drill is Speed is one of the most important attributes a hockey player can possess. True hockey speed is comprised of two elements: Skating Power (see our video on skating power) and Foot Speed (which includes agility). A player will not reach his full skating potential until he has achieved both. The good news is that there are many hockey drills that can help young players to improve on both their skating power, as well as their foot speed and agility. Here is one of my favorite on-ice agility drills. I like it because it develops quick feet while skating forward, backward, as well as side-to-side. Here's the diagram for the Circle Agility Drill: Circle Agility Drill 1. Player starts on the face off dot. 2. On…
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