Drill of the Week: Advanced Hockey Skating Drill for Kids

Welcome to Drill of the Week, a series on ACTIVEkids.com that explains individual and team drills for parents and coaches to help kids improve at the sports they love.

This week's drill is Cone Jump Crazy, an advance hockey skating exercise brought to you by TheDrillbook.com.

Description

"Cone Jump Crazy", is a very advanced skating drill. Players start between two cones and skate to the middle cone and jump turn over the cone while attempting to maintain balance and body control. Coaches can utilize any configuration they wish to maximize reps for the players. The players repeat and continue the execution under coach direction. There are three progressions to this drill.

1. Basic Jump Forwards
2. 180 Jump Turn (landing backwards).
3. 360 Jump Turn (landing forwards).

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Adjust the progressions based upon the level of your team.

Key Teaching Points

Skating: Confidence is a major key in this drill especially at the younger levels. For lower level skaters teams may only achieve level 1. Players require deep knee bend on take off and landings. Good ankle bend and mobility leads to strong knee bend. Control the stick on the jump and attempt to maintain body control. Posture is important with the head up while avoiding bending from the waist.

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TheDrillBook is a revolutionary new platform and mobile app that provides multiple sport player development via fun and engaging games/drills/activities for your child to master critical sports skills and tactics. Additionally as a Parent/Coach you will find robust content on how to teach each sport and valuable modules on nutrition, safety, equipment, leadership development and more. Complete Team Management/Communication, Scheduling and Practice Modules come into play when your child uses TheDrillBook as part of an organized sports team.

TheDrillBook is a revolutionary new platform and mobile app that provides multiple sport player development via fun and engaging games/drills/activities for your child to master critical sports skills and tactics. Additionally as a Parent/Coach you will find robust content on how to teach each sport and valuable modules on nutrition, safety, equipment, leadership development and more. Complete Team Management/Communication, Scheduling and Practice Modules come into play when your child uses TheDrillBook as part of an organized sports team.

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