Merge a punch jam, jam turn and cross body tap together to evade pressure and create space.

Have you ever heard the term “skill stacking?” If you click play on the video above you’ll learn all about it – and you won’t regret it.

Scott Jones wears three hats as founder of Pro Player Hockey Development, he’s a skating and skills consultant for the Vegas Golden Knights and the director of skill development for the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. He spoke at the Global Skills Showcase earlier in 2021 all about skill stacking, which Jones defines as taking a series of skills or techniques and combining them together to make plays.

Do you utilize skill stacking? If so, did you know Jones recommends learning skills individually before stacking them to ensure each technique is done properly; overall this will make the process smoother and easier to execute.

His 54-minute presentation is filled with tips and tricks for getting the most out of skill stacking, specifically for merging a punch jam, jam turn and cross body tap together to evade pressure and create space. But don’t be in a hurry to learn skill stacking. It takes time to perfect.

“When we’re doing this, and really all development, make sure you start it off slow,” said Jones. “I encourage all of my players to slow down, make sure they’re understanding their body movements and they’re feeling it. They’re going to have more success in the end by doing this.”

This video is available exclusively to members of The Coaches Site.

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Scott Jones

Scott Jones has been teaching hockey development for over 20 years and continues to grow his teaching methods and techniques.
As a skating and skill development consultant with the Golden Knights, Scott spends time travelling across North America working with prospects playing in the AHL, CHL, and NCAA. In 2017, Scott also accepted a position as the director of skill and player development with the OHL’s Sarnia Sting.
With a genuine passion for the game, Scott enjoys seeing players improve and succeed, whether they are in the NHL or are just learning to skate.

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