Posts in "Hockey Speed Training"

Analyzing the Skating Stride

Analyzing the Skating Stride

A couple weeks ago I got an email from a youth player asking me to analyze his skating stride. He felt, and I agree, that he was leaving some “free speed” on the table by now optimizing his stride pattern. You can watch the videos of his skating below: You can also see these here:… Read more

Hockey Training Tip: Speed Limitation

Hockey Training Tip: Speed Limitation

Hockey Speed Training Tip: When attempting to improve a player’s speed, it’s important to determine what the limiting factor to his or her performance is. A few of the most common culprits are: Skating technique Lower body strength/power Single-leg stability Training single-leg strength is a great way to improve skating speed When coaches instruct a… Read more

Improving Athletic Performance Beyond Peak Strength: Part 2

Improving Athletic Performance Beyond Peak Strength: Part 2

Part 1 discusses the role strength plays in maximizing other physical qualities like speed and power, and lays the foundation for how players can improve their performance when they reach their genetic strength limits. Part 2, below, follows up with specific strategies on how to improve an athletes rate of force development, the secret to… Read more