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08-07-2013, 09:02 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Hey guys looking for some tips. I'm 19, and I'm likely playing junior hockey next year. I live in Montreal but I'm going to university in Sherbrooke(an hour half east) so I'll be playing hockey there.
I signed up for the Junior AA tryouts(the highest level, I think elsewhere it's equivalent to Junior B). To be perfectly honest, I'm a pretty good player. I haven't played on a real team for a whole season in a few years, but I've been playing a good amount of hockey in that time span. I signed up for a 4vs4 league that lasted a few months(the level was about Midget double letters), I ended up with like 17 goals in about 10 games. I know it's not a super high competitive league, but still. Other than that I've been going to a local arena where they hold shinny hockey multiple times a week; it's like a beer league basically. I always score goals or play really well if I don't. The average age is pretty high.
So now I'm going for something pretty intense, the level is high. What I wanna improve on the most is my explosiveness. I'm pretty strong on my skates and my shot is pretty good. Good one timer, good slapper and respectable wrister. What I really wanna improve is my acceleration, agility to just be more explosive as a result. Like Ovie to illustrate what I mean.
Someone told me just going to a track, doing sprints and fast start exercises can go a LONG way. Then there's going to the gym, doing the some lunges, some leg press to get your legs pumped up and flexible.
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