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Parallel Planes Plan

TRANSFERRING THE TORSO WITH A SMOOTH EFFICIENCY REQUIRES THE HIPS AND HANDS TO MAINTAIN A PARALLEL PLANE THROUGH THE TRANSITION.

THIS 6 DAY PLAN WILL GUIDE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE RIGHT WAY TO TRANSITION WITH LEVEL HIPS AND LOADED HANDS.

PRACTICE 1: Fundamental Spotlight On The ‘Parallel Hips Thru Push’ For Parallel Plane

Today’s workshop video will breakdown the ‘Parallel Hips Thru Push’ component so you can better understand what is involved in maintaining the plane of the hips, shoulders and hands when transitioning into position.

You will also be guided through workshop exercises to better remember the more important alignment lines of the skill.


PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Series: Standing Transitions

Technical Skill: T-Push Technique 

Video Run Time: 10 minutes, 28 seconds

Each Workshop Duration:  Alignment Highlight sections > 2 – 3 minutes; Workshop Exercises > 4 –5 minutes (Total Per Section > 6 – 8 minutes)

Estimated Practice Time: 18 – 24 minutes (For Full Session)

Practice Sessions: 1 full session or 3 separate sessions

Practice Level: Foundational


PRACTICE ADVISE

You don’t have to complete all three workshop exercises in one practice session.

If you are a younger goalie or if this is your first time thru a Skill Learning video, don’t be afraid to break up the alignment highlights into 3 parts by using the end of each workshop exercise as a separate practice session and progressively practice with the remaining workshops on the following days.


PRACTICE TIP

If you haven’t watched the ‘The Skill Drill Library Will Make You A Smarter Goalie’ video preview, I would highly recommend that you do to better understand this learning resource.

‘I always make a total effort, even when the odds are against me’ – Arnold Palmer

PRACTICE 2: Prepare To Practice Your ‘Shift into Reverse K Load W Level Hands’ For Parallel Plane

Practice has a way of challenging us. It constantly presents us with testing opportunities that lie just beyond the boundaries of our comfort zone. But here’s the thing: growth and progress thrive in discomfort.

Today you help you ‘prepare to practice the skill keys’ by learning how to simultaneously shift the torso over a stable and balanced Reverse K Alignment of the flex push leg that is loaded to launch the upper body thru a parallel plane transition.


PRACTICE OVERVIEW:

Series: Standing Transitions

Technical Skill: T-Push Technique 

Video Run Time: 8 minutes; 34 seconds

Skill Drill Insight Duration: 10 – 15 minute is to recognize the impact of this Activation Key when setting up the Power Stance and understanding how to execute the skill drill; 10 – 15 minutes to mentally practice the drill with visualization.

Estimated Practice Duration: 20 – 30 minutes

Practice Level: Foundational


PRACTICE TIP:

If you haven’t watched the ‘How Skill Drill Insight Videos Will Make You Better Prepared To Practice’ video preview, I would highly recommend that you do to better understand these videos will make you better prepared to execute your Feedback Exercises.

You will ONLY watch and learn from the video in order to prepare your mind to better execute the exercise with attention to the skill keys during the Feedback Exercises in Practice 3 of the plan.

‘It’s not the will to win that matters…everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.’ – Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant

PRACTICE 3: Practice, Record & Assess Your ‘Shift into Reverse K Load W Level Hands’ For Parallel Plane

Welcome to Day 3 of this Skill Build Plan. I am sure you are excited to get started so let’s get going!

Today you are going to challenge yourself by taking what you have learned so far and apply it to this exercise. This exercise will require you to practice, record and assess the skill keys when executing the movement pattern.


PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Series: Standing Transitions

Technical Skill: T-Push Technique 

Video Run Time: 5 minutes; 49 seconds

Each Exercise Stage Duration: 5 – 7 minutes to carefully watch the video several times to see how the drill is performed; 10 – 15 minutes to execute the isolated ‘skill keys’ as you record the drill shown in the video; 10 – 15 minutes to assess your recorded practice.

Estimated Practice Time: 25 – 37 minutes (For Full Session)

Practice Sessions: 1 full session or 2 separate sessions

Practice Level: Foundational


PRACTICE ADVISE

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 Feedback Exercises, 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.


PRACTICE TIP

If you haven’t watched the ‘How Feedback Exercises will Bring Deliberate Focus And Awareness To Your Exercises’ video preview, I would highly recommend that you do so to get a better understanding of how to do the Feedback Exercises. 

‘Nobody who ever gave their best and regretted it’ – George Halas

PRACTICE 4: Technical Spotlight On The ‘Stable Shoulders’ For Parallel Plane

Efficiency of movement includes steady shoulders that provide support for the arms but are still able to maintain the softness needed to swivel the head from a soft neck and to guide the loaded hands towards center in the shooting lane.

Today’s workshop video will get ‘under the equipment’ to see how transitioning with ‘Stable Shoulders’ will help to quietly transfer the torso with stability and efficiency of movement.


PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Series: Standing Transitions

Technical Skill: T-Push Technique 

Video Run Time: 9 minutes; 58 seconds

Each Workshop Duration:  Alignment Highlight sections > 4 – 5 minutes; Workshop Exercises > 6 – 8 minutes (Total Per Section > 10 – 12 minutes)

Estimated Practice Time: 30 – 40 minutes (For Full Session)

Practice Sessions: 1 full session or 3 separate sessions

Practice Level: Foundational


PRACTICE ADVISE

You don’t have to complete all three workshop exercises on the same practice day.

If you are a younger goalie or if this is your first time thru this workshop, don’t be afraid to break up the alignment highlights into 3 parts by using the end of each workshop exercise as a separate practice day.

PRACTICE TIP

If you haven’t watched the ‘The Skill Drill Library Will Make You A Smarter Goalie’ video preview, I would highly recommend that you do to better understand this learning resource.

‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard’ – Tim Notke

PRACTICE 5: Prepare To Practice Your ‘Twist W Torso Tilt into Bent Stride Knee’ For Parallel Plane

With the knowledge you have gained from the ‘Stable Shoulders’ technical instruction workshop, you will now take what you have learned and apply it when understanding the execution of the ‘Twist W Torso Tilt into Bent Stride Knee’ drill.

Today’s skill drill video will focus on learning how to shift your push leg into a ‘flexed’ coil position with hands level to the ice and the twisting action of the torso over a bent stride knee to better control the sequence of the T-Push with hips, shoulders and hands on a level plane.


PRACTICE OVERVIEW:

Series: Standing Transitions

Technical Skill: T-Push Technique 

Video Run Time: 6 minutes; 5 seconds

Skill Drill Insight Duration: 10 – 15 minute is to recognize the impact of this Activation Key when setting up the Power Stance and understanding how to execute the skill drill; 10 – 15 minutes to mentally practice the drill with visualization.

Estimated Practice Duration: 20 – 30 minutes

Practice Level: Foundational


PRACTICE TIP:

If you haven’t watched the ‘How Skill Drill Insight Videos Will Make You Better Prepared To Practice’ video preview, I would highly recommend that you do to better understand these videos will make you better prepared to execute your Feedback Exercises.

You will ONLY watch and learn from the video in order to prepare your mind to better execute the exercise with attention to the skill keys during the Feedback Exercises in Practice 6 of the plan.

‘It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.’ – Babe Ruth

PRACTICE 6: Practice, Record & Assess Your ‘Twist W Torso Tilt into Bent Stride Knee’ For Parallel Plane

You’ve reached the final day of the Parallel Planes Plan.

You are a BEAST!!!

Your last exercise will involve applying your newfound knowledge to practice, record and assess the skill keys to transfer your upper body into a bent lead stride knee while maintaining a parallel plane of the hips, shoulders and hands.


PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Series: Standing Transitions

Technical Skill: T-Push Technique 

Video Run Time: 5 minutes; 36 seconds

Each Exercise Stage Duration: 5 – 7 minutes to carefully watch the video several times to see how the drill is performed; 10 – 15 minutes to execute the isolated ‘skill keys’ as you record the drill shown in the video; 10 – 15 minutes to assess your recorded practice.

Estimated Practice Time: 25 – 37 minutes (For Full Session)

Practice Sessions: 1 full session or 2 separate sessions

Practice Level: Foundational


PRACTICE ADVISE

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 Feedback Exercises, 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.


PRACTICE TIP

If you haven’t watched the ‘How Feedback Exercises will Bring Deliberate Focus And Awareness To Your Exercises’ video preview, I would highly recommend that you do so to get a better understanding of how to do the Feedback Exercises. 

‘Nothing is given. Everything is earned’ – LeBron James

‘Do what’s right…not what’s easy’