One summer I bought a pair of roller blades and was excited at the similarities to Seeing something in slow motion is a great way to grasp concepts. I love just watching techniques in slow motion so I can notice minor details.
Unfortunately there isn't a lot of Turning is one of the fundamental skills that every hockey player needs to learn. Sure you might be able to turn, but how well can you do it? There is a big difference in a slow So far in our skating series we have covered the basic hockey stance, the forward stride, stopping, turning, edges, and balance. You should have a pretty good grasp on skating by Skating backwards is a challenging skill for anyone to learn.
The feeling of moving backwards is not natural at first, but with some practice and determination you will get the The forward stride is the most used movement in hockey, however many players neglect to try to improve it. Many players think that once they can skate and move forwards they are If you are dedicated to improving your skating, shooting and stickhandling then balance drills and edge work drills are going to give you the biggest results.
You might be asking In order to be a great skater you need good balance. New hockey players are usually off balance, bow-legged, stutter stepping and some look like they just finished riding a horse Do you keep falling over, do you get off balance, are you easily knocked off the puck? You should be more like Sidney Crosby, his personal trainer explains he's so hard to knock This is our first video in a series of skating videos.
In the series we will be teaching the fundamentals of skating. Our goal is to help new hockey players understand the basics I am happy to present our newest video series that will teach you how to skate. These videos are specifically for hockey players. Hockey players will skate differently than figure Ask if there are any open ice sessions where the public can skate or play hockey.
Play inline, ball hockey, street hockey, shoot pucks in your backyard. All of these things will help you improve. Work on your shooting and stickhandling at home. The three biggest skills you need to learn are skating, shooting, and puck control.
All you really need is a shooting pad and something to shoot at a hockey net is a good idea, but anything that stops pucks will work. After becoming somewhat comfortable with shooting, skating and stickhandling you will be ready to join a team. The best way to join a team is to ask the guys that you have been playing hockey with. You should be playing pick-up hockey at least once a week, ask the other guys who play pick-up hockey with you if they need an extra guy on their team, or if they know of a team you can join.
Fill in your information and they will find a spot for you to play! How cool is that. You can also try the hockey community to find pick-up games in your area. Also, you can ask your local rinks about beginner programs and leagues. Locally we have what is called a Never Ever League. These guys teach all aspects of the game over the course of 10 weeks. All gear and equipment, including two sticks and a gear bag are included. I have been on the ice four times with gear at our local stick time.
Totally intimidating the first time out, but has gotten better. I am truly terrible, but at 46 if not now, when? Thanks for all your articles and howtohockey. I started skating last November and would never have had the confidence without your site. This new site looks great too!
I am a 46 year old woman and going to play hockey for the 1st time this winter. I started about 2 years ago, at first with just skates and some public skate time. Not before long I was playing in mens league and know I feel so comfortable on the ice with other people. It just some time and dedication. Going to try to play my first game of hockey soon at 40 years old. I can skate, but not well. Can stop facing my dominant side, crossovers on same side, skate backwards but not fast.
Really nervous about embarrassing myself! I am an assistant coach on my sons Atom team and one of the parents of a kid on the team invited me to play with him in their rec league.
He said they have good players and some that just get by. Excited and super nervous! I am 34 and just got back into hockey, though I played roller hockey.