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.


PS: HockeyShot has carried plyometric boxes in the past. They may, or may not be in stock currently. These aren’t exactly the same as the ones I have, but they will definitely do the trick. You can mix and match sizes ranging from 6″ up to 42″ – Click Here to check it out.


9 thoughts on “Increase Hockey Speed with Plyometric Training

  • HockeyPop98

    If I’m building boxes for my 11 year old’s PeeWee team, do you have info on where to get the dimensions I need to make them correctly?

    Love your videos! They have really helped my son’s game!

  • Jacob

    Nice video! I’m been doing this exercise but not like what i saw in your video. I think I’m gonna try it for a change and see what difference will it make. Thanks!

  • jordan

    I’m a big guy 6’3″ 230, Im trying to get my stride a little deeper because right now my knee bend is not as deep as I’d like. what do you recommend for creating that power in those deep angles of the initial knee bend in your stride? also what do you recommend for getting the feet all the way together under the body? i have a tendency not to bring my feet in all the way.

  • Scott MacLeod

    What size boxes would you reccomend for an 11 year old

    I was thinking 3 boxes @ 12 inches 4th box at 24″
    or 3 boxes @ 12 abd 4th box 18 ”

    What do you think

    • Jeremy Weiss

      your heights sound good – at the end of the day, you want the last box to be challenging, but doable… a height they’ll have to focus to hit as they get a little tired… if your 11 year old is fairly “springy” go with the higher box.

  • Jeremy Weiss

    Dan – I usually try to fit it in twice per week in the off-season, and once per week during the season. I’ll typically have my guys do it along with their sprints on the days they aren’t lifting. This routine has been great for me, but there are many variations that will also work. Let me know if you have any additional questions.

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