Small, but big tips thread
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01-23-2011, 03:26 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upstate NY
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Work on stuff you are NOT good at. Dont waste your time standing at the point taking a half hour windup and missing the net. A regular season has about 25 games, the warmup is about 5 mins, that adds up to over two hours of practice time if you use it properly.
Practice skating backwards with the puck, transitions, walking the line, taking and giving passes and do a couple of medium, then hard laps before stretching out.
im actually going to so local tennis courts today to practice my backwards skating. im a n00b so i dont know how to do crossovers backwards. this really hurt me when i got caught flatfootes and needed to skate back wards. i can backwards skate at a good speed but my acceleration SUCKS. it takes me a bit to get up to speed.
but i hear you on warm ups. instead of firing pucks at the empty net i take time to skate around and transition since im new to all of this.
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