"One simple clinic and your instructors accomplished what my son's coaches and I have been trying to do forever, lengthen his stride for more power and speed! We skated for the first time since the clinic four days ago and everything they taught him has stuck. He almost beat me in a full lap race. He really dove into the corners with tight turns and a quick burst coming out from the net area."
David F. Columbus OH 2011
Tight Turn Video mini lesson by Instructor Team Leader Alan Noble.
A video mini lesson on the tight turn. Most players cannot execute a tight turn at full speed properly or without falling down, even fewer players can do that on both sides. For most players this is because they are doing a common mistake and not performing a C-cut when entering the turn, as addressed in the video.
The other common mistake would be leaning into the turn as opposed to leaning out to keep your center of gravity more over your skates. Between these two corrections you will see a vast improvement in your turns.
Skating just got Incredibly Important for D
Defensemen struggle in the new NHL, because for their entire life they could use their stick illegally -- to a greater or lesser degree. Now they can't at all. They have to play the opposing forward as if they have no stick in their hands so they are required to mirror him perfectly. Actually, they must also learn to poke-check again, something that's been missing for thirty years.
By Jack Blatherwick, Ph.D. / Physiologist, Washington Capitals Hockey Team.