Timed shooting + Accuracy
Weight transfer, body position
Where to go to score more goals.
Quickness- Starting/stopping in one motion.
Transitions- edge work...
Maximizing every stride
Confidence = faster and better decision making.
High percentage scoring areas
Understanding Safe Zones
Head up puck control
Prior to Lesson 1 Homework (Other than watching hockey!!!!)
5 ways to score more goals
Quoting one of my mentors, "I have never seen a team win a game without scoring a goal"
We all like scoring goals....whether you are just starting out, playing men's league or scoring the game winner in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
By the end of this video you should be able to tell me the 5 ways to score more goals when we meet for our first lesson.
Then we will improve these skills throughout our lessons by focusing on the skills that will help you excel in these "5 ways to score more goals"
TRAINING SESSION 1 plan: 6/9/21
Just have some fun shooting pucks and get the blood flowing.
Focus on stride and continuous feet movement.
We will film and document the baseline. Once again, looking for improvement over time.
We will do a few different drills with this first to warm you up. And then do a baseline timing drill to track improvement over our lessons.
Head up skating...
Uncomfortable situational training.
MacKinnon's Skating Stride
Check out Nathan MacKinnon's skating stride compared to his teammate.
Leg extension is maxed out
Head is up
Front skate is going in the direction he is skating
Arms are under control.
Jonathan's Skating Stride
Now this will look a little different because Mackinnon is a Righty and you are a lefty.
But I think we can have even more extension on your stride, which will come from even more knee bend.
Also notice your front skate, it is on an angle rather than pointing towards the direction you want to go. This again comes from that knee bend.
This isn't that bad though, little changes we will work on but you are already making improvements on this! Love it!