Quick Starts [Video]

Mastering the forward quick start in hockey is essential.  Without proper technique, skaters will struggle to reach top speed quickly.  Hockey is a game of inches, so it is critical players efficiently get moving.  In this skill video, we cover the techniques for a basic forward quick start.


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Key Teaching Points

  • Low Stance
  • Heels Together, Toes Pointing Out
  • On Front 2″ of Your Inside Edge
  • Head Up
  • Chest Up
  • 2-3 Steps on Toes of Skate
  • Don’t Waste Energy Upward
  • Use Your Arms to Drive Energy Forward

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