Hockey Dangle Puck Review
Hockey puck: what does a hockey player's training consist of?
What do you need in order to outflank the defenders, like Pavel Datsyuk , and drive the puck under the crossbar from the throw-in circle, like Alexander Ovechkin ? Of course training! No, you can't do without a certain amount of talent, but training is paramount. Moreover, only in training is it possible to elegantly and Datsyukov way away from the defender's imitators and powerfully, in Ovechkin's way, shoot an empty net. But how to train properly? Let's figure it out.
Warm up all over the head
It all starts with a warm up. No warm-up - no athlete. Again: only the coach knows what is right; including how to warm up properly. But we can give you a couple of tips. First, you need to do a series of athletics exercises - running with a high hip lift, overlap, and so on; do a set of stretching exercises - the TRX trainer is ideal for this. These are elastic loops with which you can stretch the limbs; for example, lying on your back and passing your legs into these loops, bend them and get as close to the buttocks as possible.
TRX: 7 exercises for workouts at home
Several highly effective exercises for training with the TRX loops.
In the warm-up with the TRX loops, a regular hockey stick can also come in handy: you need to grip it in the middle with both hands and with outstretched hands to perform rotations in all directions; Another version of the exercise is to hold the club on straight arms and reach for the floor.
There is also a special set of exercises for general physical training, which will help in training skating techniques. It is worth checking with the trainer, but the BeLikePro training center, for example, includes lunges (you can do it with a club, you can do it with twists), jumping with one foot on a hemisphere (you need to jump sideways), diagonal steps in a squatting manner with a stick, skating step , running over barriers, imitation of rolling at the curbstone (for this you need to lean on the curbstone and, similar to ballerinas at the barn, simulate pushing off the ice), exercises on a slider (a simulator on which you need to push off from one edge to another on a sliding horizontal surface) ... More in the video.
Puck Handling Technique Training
Okay, warmed up; you want to give up already, right? No, first you need to do a couple of puck handling exercises. The main thing is to get the right club first. The working (that is, strong) hand does not press against the body and holds the club from above, slightly in front of you; the second hand holds the club from below; the shoulders are relaxed, the legs are bent, the back is straight.
To develop the feeling of the puck, you need to gently and slowly drive it to the right and left and listen to your feelings; then you will understand where the puck is: on the toe, on the heel or in the center of the hook. Over time, shift the puck left-right stoit faster and no longer looking at her. In this case, you need to rotate the hook, as if covering the puck - if you do not do this during the dribbling, you will very quickly get the puck on this dribble. It is necessary to work out both narrow knowledge, and medium, and broad; and not only in front of you, but also slightly behind, to your left and to your right - in a word, during training you need to grasp as much territory as possible and be able to drive the puck wherever possible.
You can drive the puck through various obstacles, for example, through a snake. By the way, instead of a puck, you can use a special wooden training ball, which has much greater mobility. Dribble through the snake, long and short shifts of the puck / practice ball over the snake, dribble backwards through the snake, dribble from the side of the snake, dribble with quick shifts away from the snake.
Of all the possible skills to practice, beginners and pros alike love to hone their shots the most. And really: what could be better than a machine-gun shooting with washers at an empty goal?
The main exercise for practicing a throw is the throw itself. You can just shoot at the goal, or you can simulate game situations. For this there is a defender simulator - a simulator that simulates two legs and a club. You can go around the simulator and throw from under it, you can remove the puck from it by graceful shifting and throw, you can pull the puck away from it and throw - in short, you can think of a lot of things, pretending that your opponent is preventing you from throwing.
Training on the technique of passing the puck
It is important to work on the technique reception and transmission of the washer. As with throwing and dribbling, the key is to pass the pass correctly.
If you want to perform the pass from the bottom, then you need to stand facing your partner, bend your legs, straighten your back, close the hook. The puck at this time is in the middle of the hook, goes to the heel and goes to pass to the partner. If on horseback, then in the same way, only the hook is open, and the puck passes from the heel of the hook to its toe before direct dispatch. Close the hook at the end.
Skating training should take place with direct contact with the coach. The trainer will tell you a set of correct exercises, interesting and energy-consuming. As for something basic, you can go around the cones placed on the ice by different figures in different ways, then with your face, then with your back, and throw at the goal. You can do acceleration (as an option - from your knees), sharp braking, do them on the whistle (sharp braking and acceleration in protand the opposite side when the beep sounds). Cross step, flashlight, half flashlight, eights around the cones, turns with sweeps (you can use one leg), snails; all this can be done with cones, or you can do it through a stick. More in the video.
It is very important to simulate game situations in training. Dribbling cannot be honed simply by going around the cones; the imitators of defenders already familiar to us will help in this. You can also perform a whole range of exercises that are as close as possible to game actions. For example, a short dribble through an imitator of a defender, a dodge and a throw; or taking the puck from the passser, shifting it under you, throwing or rolling past the board, bypassing the cone, wall with the passser, more rolling, throwing.