Jumping Drill [Video]

This week’s video drill is a lot of fun.  In this clip, we focus on explosive jumping and balance.  While jumping itself doesn’t always have a direct use in games, the skills and techniques it works on play a vital role in skating ability.  Jumping forces players to do the following:

1) Get low and explode up
2) Land in a controlled manner (ever been off-balance in a hockey game before?)
3) Balance
4) Keep control of their entire body
5) Utilize edges

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed filming it!  Stay tuned next week for a drill focusing on burying the puck top shelf!


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