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Hips On A Parallel Plane Plan

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

DAY 1: TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION VIDEO

Today’s 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.

DAY 1 GROWTH TIP

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.

DAY 2: ISOLATION DRILL

Welcome to Day 2 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 as you practice, record and assess the skill keys when executing the movement pattern.

In this drill the movement pattern is created by externally rotating the pelvis as you turn to open the hip bones in the direction of your T-Push.

The ‘Rotate into Square Hips’ drill will challenge you to push from a strong and stable core along a level plane thru the stride separation.

DAY 2 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.

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.

DAYS 3: Functional Movement Mental Practice

  1. For this practice you will use the ‘Push Leg Separation’ Progression Drill video to mentally practice starting a push from your High Crouch Stance, maintaining parallel hips along the plane thru the leg separation

PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS

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.Push Leg Separation

DAY 3 PRACTICE ADVISE

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.

‘Do what’s right…not what’s easy’