Welcome to ‘Nothing But Backwards!’ – an hour of ice dedicated to backwards skating.
Centers/Wingers…yes I am looking at you! Not only do the defense need to keep sharpening their backwards skating, but the centers and wingers also need to. You think Crosby can only skate forwards? Enough said.
But in all seriousness, I am all about being the best skater on the ice; afterall, “The best players are the best skaters.” This means BOTH forwards and backwards skating (the complete skater).
these sessions will execute the following;
- Backwards edge work
- Inside Edge
- Outside Edge
- Body Control
- Overall Mobility
- Lateral Work
- Backwards overspeed
- Changing directions
- Backwards puck handling
- …and lots more!
It is HIGHLY recommended players know how to skate backwards. This is for the more experienced skaters.