Being able to efficiently transition from forward to backwards without losing speed is a critical skill for every player. This week’s video breaks down the “mohawk” transition into three teaching phases.
The defensive “hinge” play is a technique used to open up the weak-side of the ice. In order for a hinge play to work properly, the defensive partner must provide good support to the puck carrier.
Today’s defensemen are constantly forced to improve their lateral mobility and playmaking abilities. In this week’s video, we show you a quick drill to work on puck movement and mobility with your D.
This week’s video shows a “simple” agility skating drill to develop transition footwork for defensemen. Despite the “simple” pattern, the actual execution of the drill is fairly difficult – especially while handling a puck.