If a proper pre-game meal is eaten with carbohydrates, protein, and fluid, then the blood sugar will be at the right level to provide important energy for the brain...
Author - Mike Bracko
Mike Bracko is a skating coach, skating researcher, strength & conditioning coach, and fitness educator. He holds a Doctorate degree in Exercise Science and Biomechanics, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach. He played hockey in the AJHL, BCHL and NCAA (University of Illinois-Chicago). Mike has authored 16 DVD’s on skating instruction and performance enhancement. He does 200-300 skating clinics with 400–500 hockey players every year. He specializes in 1-on-1, small group, and team skating with youth, minor, junior, and pro players.
We can learn a lot from the data.
Hockey requires more athletic ability than many other sports because it's played on ice.
Don't sleep on this, coaches.
Skills are taught through demonstration, practice, and feedback.
There's a lot that goes into it.
An important rule is to train the way the game is played.
You can improve your skating with off-ice conditioning.
To improve skating performance we need to use drills based on the characteristics of fast players.
Many figure skaters are unqualified to be hockey skating coaches.
There are things you can do on and off the ice to get faster.