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Getting Prepared for a New Season

September 20, 2011 General No Comments

Getting prepared for a new season
By Robby Glantz
Oct 31, 2001, 15:59

 

In order to skate better in the season ahead you must prepare yourself technically, physically and mentally. And the preparation must be all-inclusive: if you are lax in any one of these three areas then you will be hard-pressed to reach your full potential as a skater.

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Learning to Score

September 19, 2011 General No Comments

Learning to score
By Fred Pletsch
Oct 31, 2001, 15:58

 

Dr. Vern Stenlund vehemently disagrees with the hockey adage that states: “It’s easier to teach a player how to check than it is to teach him how to score.”

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The Breakaway: Things to Remember

September 14, 2011 General 4 Comments

The breakaway: Things to remember
By Wayne Anderson
Oct 31, 2001, 15:47

On a breakaway, your shot choices will most often be the wrist shot or the backhand. Here are four things to remember that will make your “in-alone” shot more effective.

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The Four Basic Shots of Hockey

September 13, 2011 General 3 Comments

The four basic shots of hockey
By Bob Cunningham
Oct 31, 2001, 15:44

©BBS

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Scout’s Honor: Scouting has become an integral factor in the growth of the sport

September 12, 2011 General 1 Comment

Scout’s honor — Scouting has become
an integral factor in the growth of the sport
By Bob Cunningham
Oct 31, 2001, 15:40

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Raw Speed vs. All-Around Skating

September 9, 2011 General 1 Comment

Raw speed vs. all-around skating
By Robby Glantz
Oct 30, 2001, 17:45

 

I mentioned to a few friends the other day how I thought the Kings were going to miss Luc Robitaille, now of the Pittsburgh Penguins. One of the guys responded by praising Luc’s scoring gifts, but tagging him as “a slow skater.” Now, being that Luc is one of the most prized students ever to be taught in our skating system, I took this comment quite personally. It seemed crazy to me that someone would criticize a player who scores 40 goals and 100 points every year and never misses any games—including playing on a broken foot.

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Organizing a Practice

September 8, 2011 General No Comments

Organizing a practice
By Julia Negro
Oct 30, 2001, 17:37

 

Whether at an Adirondack Red Wings practice or a Huron Hockey School session, Newell Brown is an organizer when it comes to running his drills. Brown believes that planning is critical to maximizing practice time. Here are some tips Brown suggests for organizing a practice.

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The Center of Attention

September 7, 2011 General No Comments

The center of attention
By Mitch Korn
Oct 30, 2001, 17:32

 

My prime concern when I think about the future of sports these days is not high ticket prices, higher salaries, or even the glut of sports on broadcast and cable TV. What most concerns me is the attitude of today’s athlete.

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Hot Wheel Info and Basics

September 6, 2011 General No Comments

Hot wheel info and basics
By Wayne Anderson
Oct 30, 2001, 11:57

 

I’m often asked questions about skate wheels, so this month I thought I’d address this ever-changing topic in detail. Our look at wheels starts with some of the important terminology that applies. A short glossary:

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Skating on Thin Ice

September 5, 2011 General No Comments

Skating on thin ice
By Sam Laskaris
Oct 30, 2001, 11:54

 

Arnott: No place like home.
©BBS

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