Yes, I teach Power Skating!
If you want to be a good hockey player you need to be a good skater. If you want to be a great hockey player you need to be a great skater. If you are small then you need to be even faster than the rest.
I was a small and great and powerful skater; it was my strength. When I played, I was typically the fastest and best skater on the ice, skating was my go-to power (hands of stone but fleet feet).
I teach kids to be great skaters. I ensure they cut their stick to help them to be a great skater. I teach the “Hockey Position”.
I wrote an article to help kids to bend their knees. I am a HOCKEY PLAYER that teaches POWER skating because being a powerful skater is EVERYTHING.
• I recommend and provide exercise programs to help their skating. Want to be faster? BUILD YOUR LEGS!!!!! Very simple.
• Every Player I teach becomes better at skating, every skills practice has a significant skating element. I teach kids how to skate with POWER.
• I spend more time on backwards skating than most do.
I teach POWER skating. To be a powerful skater one needs to be:
✓ Low, the lower you are the lower your center of gravity. The lower your center of gravity there more POWERFUL you are. o Low gives us a powerful stride. o Low allows quick and short strides. o Low allows greater and faster change of direction (to go EAST/WEST). o Low allows you to POWER though defenders. ✓ Wide stance (but not too wide) EAST/WEST mobility is extremely important and we need our feet under us. o Wide allows quick and short strides, hockey is 90% stops starts and direction changes not big long strides. o Wide allows us to POWER through the defenders. ✓ Isolate your lower body, learn to skate with a stable heads and hands that are free to do their job. ✓ Skate with your head UP, looking anticipating, head on a swivel. ✓ I teach 1 hand on your stick for greater reach, greater speed, and greater turning. ✓ I teach fast balanced backwards skating. I focus a great deal of time on skating backwards.
Yes I teach POWER skating, every minute of every drill.
People come to me to fix their kids strides, to make them faster and more mobile and that is what happens.
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