||| THE 4 COMPONENTS OF OVER SPEED SKATING

1) Quality Repetitions |Utilizing power skating methods enforcing proper technique executed at a comfortable "learning speed,"  players must first understand basic concepts to improve the quality of their stride. 


2) Deep Knee Bend | Great posture, the number one skating fundamental, is maintained when a hockey player bends at the knee.  All of our on-ice repetitions enforce a deep knee bend, which is especially important when multi-tasking in drills incorporating various changes of speed, direction and cornering.  Players will learn to "attack their turns," and speed up in uncomfortable situations. 


3) Powerful Extensions | As a starting point to getting faster, players are instructed to skate from the hips which helps each skater use all of his/her stride.    To improve skating stride and leg extension on-ice, drill segments typically last six seconds or more.  In these instances, “bigger ice” is utilized, promoting longer, more powerful strides.


4) Quick Feet | Skating studies show that it is overall quickness, not the length of one’s stride that determines the speed of the individual’s first 3-5 steps.  Fast feet on-ice drills incorporating short distance sprints will help improve overall quickness.  At our most advanced point, repetitions will involve no more than 4-5 strides in one direction.  Just when you start to feel comfortable, we'll add a few turns and transitions and get you going the other way.  Sounds like a game doesn't it? 

||| EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Simply put, Over Speed Skating is defined as skating for faster and longer intervals than the individual is accustomed to.  Drill segments last between 8-15 seconds and players are encouraged to skate with no fear and work outside their individual comfort zones, with emphasis placed on quality repetitions, a deep knee bend, powerful extensions and quick feet.  

NOT 'GAME SPEED'... OVER SPEED!