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Single Leg Press Push Stand Plan

EXECUTING A SINGLE LEG DOWN LOW TRANSITION REQUIRES THE LEVERAGE OF A LOADED AND FLEXED RECOVERY LEG FOR A STABLE TRANSITION.

DAY 1: 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.

DAY 1 COACHING TIP

Practice never gets easier; you just keep getting better.

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

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 how these workshops will help you better understand the what, the how and the why about a skill.

DAY 2: ISOLATION DRILL

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.

DAY 2 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.

DAY 3: Functional Movement Mental Practice

For this practice you will use the ‘Single Leg Foot Placement’ Progression Drill video to mentally practice landing the foot placement needed to create the stable leverage when pushing upward with control.

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.

DAY 3 COACHING TIP

AMAZING EFFORT!!! 

There doesn’t seem to be anything that’s going to stop you from crossing the finish line on this final day of the ‘Single Leg Press Push Stand’ Plan.

To supercharge your progression training that will gradually build a strong technical foundation and improve your overall movement efficiency, you can add these two practice sessions to your weekly training schedule.

ON-ICE PRACTICE:

At your next team practice, you will challenge yourself to physically execute the ‘Foot Spacing’ progression drills on the ice.

With a good mental picture of each progression that you created from mentally practicing the movement patterns, ask your team’s assistant coach to video you executing each progression 2 or 3 times.

Make sure you bring a laser focused attention to executing the drill

ASSESS YOUR FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT:

In a quiet area that is free from distractions, watch and assess your functional movement.

You will want to compare your technical execution to that of the demo instructor’s movement by setting them up side by side on a computer.

As you watch and assess, you will also benefit from making notes of your observations. Write down what you are doing well during each progression and where you need to make changes in order to improve. 

 

We recommend that you watch the ‘3 Stage Training Method That Will Supercharge Your Improvement’ video preview that explains how this practice approach will sharpen your abilities, refine your technique, and push the boundaries of your functional movement.

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