DEVELOPMENT CAMP – PRE TRAINING MATERIAL

Preparation Videos




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VIDEO 1: ‘Foot Spacing’ Instruction Video


TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION VIDEO

The ‘Foot Spacing’ technical instruction video spotlights how the gap of your feet, when in a Standing High Crouch Stance, will provide a stable standing base that is ready with power.

The video also explains how to make a ‘Spacing Stick’ practice tool that will be used to maintain accurate foot spacing during drills.

COACHING TIPS

When you have finished watching the video, take a few minutes to cut an old hockey stick that is measured to your ‘unique’ foot spacing.

For the younger goalies who are continually growing, you will have to remeasure and make new spacing tools every 2-3 months

If you haven’t watched the ‘How Will The Skill Learning Library Make You A Smarter Goalie’ video preview, I would highly recommend that you do to better understand the what, the how and the why about a skill.

Estimated At Home Practice Duration:
Review the video 2 to 3 times
or as many times as you need to fully understand the information



VIDEO 2: 'Foot Placement For Single Leg Recovery' Instruction Video


TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION VIDEO

Today’s learning library video is going to spotlight the correct ‘Recovery Foot Placement’ of the push leg, under the torso, when recovering from a down low butterfly stance and how it requires a stable leg structure to create effective push energy from a steady skate edge. This energy will lift and transfer the upper body into a T-Push transition in order to follow the rebounds towards puck centre.

COACHING TIP

Practice never gets easier; you just keep getting better.

Knowing how different skill keys work together to execute the whole skill allows you to practice more efficiently. This technical knowledge can bring more focus and awareness to identify weaknesses, prioritize areas for improvement, and address specific challenges when you are physically practicing a skill.

Finding any little win in your practice will allow you to appreciate your efforts and motivate you try again tomorrow.

Estimated At Home Practice Duration:
Review the video 2 to 3 times
or as many times as you need to fully understand the information

 




VIDEO 3: 'Press Push Stand' Isolation Drill (w Hula Hoop)


ISOLATION DRILL VIDEO

Preparation is a vital part of the practice process

You should be proud of yourself. You put in some valuable effort on your last skill learning day and you are now going to apply your newfound knowledge to practice, record and assess the skill keys when you execute your movement with this Isolation Drill.

In the ‘Press Push Stand’ Isolation Drill (w Hula Hoop), you will practice the movement pattern that will transition you from a butterfly ‘down low’ stance, by setting up an ‘Engaged Recovery Leg’ that is a pivotal to recovering with control.

PRACTICE TIP

Your preparation has made you a smarter goalie and will help you practice with more focus and awareness while executing each repetition in this exercise.

You DON’T have to complete the ‘practice/record’ and ‘assess’ parts of the exercise on the same practice session. If you are a younger goalie or if this is your first time thru these Isolation Drills, don’t be afraid to break up the practice stages into 2 parts by doing the ‘practice/record’ at one session and then doing the ‘assess’ stage as a separate practice session on another day.

We recommend that you watch the ‘Isolation Drills Will Bring More Focus & Awareness To Unlock Your Technical Potential’ video preview to better understand how the Practice-Record-Assess training approach will bring more value to your practice.

Estimated At Home Practice Duration:
Perform 2 to 3 sets of the drill
It can take approximately 25 to 30 minutes



VIDEO 4: 'Level Plane Thru T-Push' Progression Drill


FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT MENTAL PRACTICE

  1. For this practice you will use the ‘Level Plane Thru T-Push’ Progression Drill video to mentally practice executing a T-Push while maintaining stable shoulders and hands on a level plane to the ice.

PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS

Today’s practice is a visualization exercise that will challenge you to mentally download the movement patterns needed to activate specific components of a skill.

Step 1: Watch the entire video 2 or 3 times to get a general understanding of the skill chunks that are involved in  the whole skill execution.

Step 2:  Watch each progression with the purpose of IDENTIFYING each Skill Chunks and REMEMBERING how they are executed.

Step 3: In a quiet space, free from distraction, close your eyes for durations of 45 seconds as you visualize the precise execution of ‘each’ progression.

Repeat multiple visualization sets to reinforce the pathways in the brain that are linked to the physical actions of the whole skill.

COACHING TIP

As you improve your performance with mental practice progression drills, you build confidence in your technical skills abilities. This confidence can spill over into other areas of your performance, empowering you to tackle in game challenges with a positive mindset.

We encourage you to watched the following Resource Preview Videos…

‘How Can Mental Practice Bring More Technical Repetitions To Your Weekly Training’

‘Progression drills with a 3 Stage Training Method that will supercharge your your Improvement’






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