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:

  1. Skating technique
  2. Lower body strength/power
  3. Single-leg stability

Training single-leg strength is a great way to improve skating speed

When coaches instruct a player to do things like bend their knees, get down lower, and “stop on a dime”, in many cases the player does not physically possess the capacity to do so. In other words, until the player’s strength and power is improved, they physically are incapable of doing what the coach asks. Identifying and training the limiting factor will save the player and coach a ton of frustration and lead to faster, more remarkable progress.

To your success,

Kevin Neeld

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