Increase Hockey Speed with Plyometric Training

Click Here for a printout of the hockey plyometrics diagram used in the video.

Plyometric training is a great way to increase your leg strength and explosiveness, which will contribute to improved hockey speed and skating power. There are many different plyometric exercises and routines out there. This video outlines one of my favorite methods for developing that leg strength and explosive power that all hockey players need. I’ve had a lot of success with this routine, but I’m interested to know what other plyometric exercises you may have seen or used in the past.

Enjoy!

PS: Here is a link where you can purchase your own set of plyometric boxes. These aren’t exactly the same as the ones I have, but they will definitely do the trick. This place lets you mix and match sizes ranging from 6″ up to 42″ – Click Here to check it out.


Skating Power

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!