2014 was a memorable year for a lot of reasons. Emily and I got engaged, bought a house, I got a new (used) car, and then we expanded our family to include a new dog, Ruxin. In quick succession, we learned that he… despite being from Jacksonville, is an Eagles Fan like me, prefers watching… Read more
Posts in "Hockey Speed Training"
Last week I broke down the skating technique of a youth hockey player. If you missed that post, you can check it out here: Analyzing the Skating Stride The main focus on that post was on identifying on-ice technique flaws, and following up with a few basic tips on how he could try to make… Read more
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
The other day I got an email from a hockey dad that had just downloaded and started diving into Breakaway Hockey Speed, and immediately had some questions. Based on what he told me, he has two sons that have completely different skating styles (which is something I discuss in the manual), and was hoping to… Read more
Hockey Training Tip: When a player doesn’t have good single-leg stability, it is common to see his/her knee collapse in while in single-leg stance. This is important because when the knee collapses in, the players foot rolls in and puts more force on the inside edge of the skate blade. These players tend to ride… Read more