POST CAMP IMPROVEMENT VIDEOS

BRING THE CAMP DRILLS TO YOUR TEAM PRACTICE + MORE VIDEOS TO HELP YOU GET A LTTLE BIT BETTER

FOUNDATIONAL SKATING
Use the Skating Drills from DAYS 1, 2 & 3 at your Team Practice

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
Mentally practice the Progression Drills from DAYS 1, 2 & 3 DRILLS and then physically practice them at your Team Practice

DRILL CIRCUIT
Ask your team's Assistant Coach to put you thru a few reps of the DAYS 1, 2 & 3 DRILLS at your Team Practice




SKILL LEARNING LIBRARY

‘Leg Configuration’ Technical Instruction Video





‘Parallel Hips Thru Push’ Technical Instruction Video





'Flexed Coiled Push Leg' Instruction Video


TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION VIDEO OVERVIEW

These instruction videos will zoom in on the ‘skill chunk’ of a technical ‘Core Element’ and analyze the Body Alignment and Muscular Engagement needed when setting up and executing the ‘whole’ Technical Skill.

POST CAMP SKILL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

Challenge yourself to mentally download the information by watching the video several times with the intention of understanding the activation and configuration lines needed to correctly execute the skill.

This understanding of the skill will better allow you to be guided by the instructors and correct yourself with a ‘deep thinking’ awareness during on-ice training clinics, team practices and in-game performance.

Estimated At Home Practice:
7 – 10 minutes per video
(or as many times as you need to fully understand the information)
COACHING TIPS:
1) Watch each videos as many times as you need understand the ‘skill chunk’ before you step on the ice or for when you are assessing your game performance.
2) You will definitely benefit by making time to quickly review each video before you step on the ice before a training session, team practice or on game day. 





PROGRESSION DRILLS

‘Power Leg Foot Placement’ Progression Drill





‘Push Thru Foot Spacing’ Progression Drills


PROGRESSION DRILL VIDEO OVERVIEW

These Progression Drill videos will focus on the ‘skill keys’ of a technical movement that are fundamentally essential when executing the ‘whole’ Technical Skill.

You will watch each skill key progression with the intention of really understanding the skill areas. When you are confident that you have a good picture in your mind of how the progressions are executed, close your eyes, and visualize yourself mentally executing the progressions.

POST CAMP SKILL PRACTICE OPPORTUNITY

Challenge yourself to mentally download the information by watching the video several times with the intention of understanding the ‘skill keys’ needed to correctly execute the ‘whole skill’.

Your ability to clearly see the movement in your mind will better allow you to execute the movement patterns and correct yourself with a ‘deep thinking’ awareness during on-ice training clinics, team practices and when reviewing your in-game performance.

Estimated At Home Practice:
15 – 20 minutes per Progression Drill video
(or as many times as you need to fully understand and visualize the progressions)

Estimated On-Ice Practice:
5 – 10 minutes per Progression Drill
(or as many times as you have available during your practice session to repeat the progressions)

COACHING TIPS: 

1) Watch the video as many times as you need to understand and visualize the ‘skill progressions’ before you step on the ice.

2) Ask your team’s Assistant Coach to video your movement patterns so that you can asses how you execute the drill.

3) Only execute one Progression Drill per on ice session

2) You will definitely benefit by making time to quickly review each video before you step on the ice before a training session, team practice or on game day. 






OFF-THE-ICE DRILLS

'Step Into Foot Spacing' Isolation Drill





'Hip Hinge Into Level Hips' Isolation Drill





'Twist w Torso Tilt Into Bent Stride Knee' Isolation Drill


POST CAMP OFF-THE-ICE PRACTICE

The process of ‘practicing’ a skill, ‘recording’ yourself, and ‘assessing’ your practice videos creates a powerful feedback loop for improvement.
By capitalizing on the benefits of analyzing your technical movement, you can identify weaknesses, refine techniques, and progress more effectively toward mastering your mechanics.
You can challenge yourself by repeating this ‘Practice, Record and Assess’ process as many times as you need, so that you can pinpoint specific errors or mistakes in your performance.

Estimated At Home Practice
Physically Execute Each Exercise: 10 – 15 minutes
Watch & Assess Each Recorded Drill: 10 – 15 minutes
COACHING TIPS:
1) You will definitely benefit by making time to Practice, Record and Assess these drills while at home. 
2) Make time in your weekly practice schedule to execute these ‘Isolation Drill’ with mindful awareness to correcting the functional movement areas that challenge you.
3) You can use the isolation drills as part of your pre-ice warm up at the rink.