Category Archives: Skating

Backward Skating

Backward Skating

By Robby Glantz As published in USA Hockey Magazine, Coaches Playbook Section, 02/06. Backward skating is obviously a very important skill to master for Ice Hockey… and that goes for both Defensemen and Forwards. The skating fundamentals needed to be a better skater when going forward, such as deep knee bend, bodyweight centered over the… Read More >

3 Tips from Wild Skating Coach Andy Ness

3 Tips from Wild Skating Coach Andy Ness

By Touchpoint Media and Coach Andy Ness (published with permission off hockey Minnesota website. For young hockey players, starting out with good skating fundamentals is the foundation for building future success in the game. Those who don’t start out with a strong skating base will lag behind, literally, those who develop good habits early on. The… Read More >

Be a Better Defensive Skater

Be a Better Defensive Skater

By Robby Glantz It was not that long ago that the biggest, slowest players were the ones that ended up in goal or on defense—but, boy have times changed. Nowadays, defensemen have to be the best all-around skaters. Whenever, I work with professional teams, I spend most of my time with the defense. This happens for… Read More >

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