Perform on the ice
Hockey is a complex sport. The demands on the players are big. The player needs to control the stick and puck, read the game, have high tactical skill and so on. But beside those qualities every player need to skate on the ice. The speed on the ice is getting faster every season, and that puts the skating performance as one of the most important skills in the game of Hockey. It is in the field of skating performance Skatecoach works.
The philosophy of Skatecoach is to get out as much power as possible in the ice in every stroke. Starting with the position on the skates we build up flexibility, strength, explosivity, coordination, balance, lactate tolerance and so on. The goal is to get as high power output as possible on the ice with the muscle power you already have.
A skatestroke is about 0,3 second long and is performed on one leg.
That’s the time you have to glide, relax the resting leg and generate power and speed.
How´s your position on the skate, do you have an optimized power output in each stroke?
During the 0.3 second long stroke do you glide, relax and making speed?
How´s your “local” fitness, do you perform on top each shift, each game through the season?
Knowing your strength and weaknesses as a hockey skater a long-term work is fundamental to change and develop a new physical quality or new technique.
Improved coordination, flexibility and specific strength is needed to improve your skating performance.
Your central (vo2 max) and local (capillary system) capacity needs to sync with the strength program.
Your lactate tolerance is another keystone in your work to get better skating performance.
Skatecoach has the only mobile “labtest” service in Sweden where we come to you and messure the Vo2 for you and your team.
With our analyze tools we can give direct feedback and see the improvement over time.
The analyze tool can be used in all training such as weight training, jumps, slideboard, inlines or on ice.
We find it to be a perfect pedagogic tool to make sure the players can understand their position and technique in each moment of the training.