S&D CLINICS – CYCLE 3/WEEK 3

LESSON PLAN PREVIEW

FOUNDATIONAL SKATING
Inside Edge Isolation

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
Power Leg Foot Placement (Power Slide)

DRILL CIRCUIT
Butterfly Glove/Blocker Save Technique + Butterfly Slide Technique + Dynamic Transitional Movement




GOALIE TOOLBOX LEARNING RESOURCE

‘Squat Pulse’ Isolation Drill


DRILL PACK
Standing Transitions

TECHNICAL SKILL
High Crouch Stance

CORE ELEMENT
Active Standing Base

SKILL FOCUS
Coil Legs With Activation For Balance And Control

PRE CLINIC PRACTICE PREP

The process of practicing a skill, recording yourself, and assessing the videos creates a powerful feedback loop for improvement.

By capitalizing on the benefits of self-observation and analysis, you can identify weaknesses, refine techniques, and progress more effectively toward mastering your mechanics.

Challenge yourself to keep 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: 15 – 20 minutes





FOUNDATIONAL SKATING

Inside Edge Isolation


Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding the foundational skating drill patterns so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 5 – 10 minutes






FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT

Power Leg Foot Placement For Stable & Strong Push Base


PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Technical Skill: Power Slide Transitions
Core Element: Active Slide Base

This video will break down and demonstrate the skill pieces of a complex movement in a progression towards executing them together in sequence.

PRACTICE OBJECTIVE

At Home:

To better understand the progressions, It is highly recommended that you set yourself up in a quiet place to watch the video several times.

Then, without distractions, close your eyes and mentally visualize yourself executing the progressions as shown in the video.

By visualizing each progression and the final collaborated sequence, you can prepare yourself to physically execute the movement patterns with confidence and bring more mental awareness when it comes time to practice the skill.

Estimated At Home Practice: 23 – 30 minutes

At Clinic:

In a group format, you will be guided thru each skill piece progression and finishing off the Functional Movement drill with the ‘whole’ technical skill.

Being prepared with a good mental picture of the movement patterns will allow you to maximize the benefits of the physical practice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 5 – 10 minutes






DRILL CIRCUIT

Drill 1: Butterfly Glove/Blocker Save Technique


DRILL PACK
Save Selections

CORE ELEMENT
Stable Core Control

SKILL FOCUS
1) Hips Level Over Butterfly Base
2) Side Bend With Stable Core
3) Shift Torso Towards Save

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 2: Butterfly Slide Technique


DRILL PACK
Down Low Transitions

CORE ELEMENT
Stable Core

SKILL FOCUS
1) Maintain Slight Torso Tilt Thru The Slide
2) Transition With Level Pelvis To Control Core
3) Land And Slide With Hips Parallel To The Ice

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 3a: Dynamic Transitional Movement


BASELINE PERFORMANCE FOCUS
Executed at ‘Slow Flow Tempo’ (50% to 60% Speed) with a focus on mindfully executing the skill keys when dynamically transitioning thru each technical movement into position

NOTE: Tempo, technical skills and transitions can be adjusted according to the student’s training profile.

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 3b: Dynamic Transitional Movement


BASELINE PERFORMANCE FOCUS
Executed at ‘Threshold Edge Tempo’ (80% Speed) that pushes explosive acceleration and transitional agility while maintaining functional efficiency when transitioning thru the movement patterns
 into position and ready to read, recognize and react

NOTE: Tempo, technical skills and transitions can be adjusted according to the student’s training profile.

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes