"Another critical camp is Laura Stamm Power Skating School. As a coach, I can say that the kids who attend this camp are easily distinguished from those who don't." "I can personally attest to the value of this camp. We could see the improvement in our players' skating skills when the took the ice every single day. The impact is huge."
Danny H. Newark, OH 2013
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.