How to Improve Your Skating Stride
Long, powerful, smooth strides are the mark of a great skater. But, many hockey players have a bit of a sloppy, choppy stride. The most common mistake that skaters make is buying into the idea that quicker feet equate to greater overall skating speed. Having quick feet is important for agility, but the fastest skaters on the ice are fast because they use proper technique when pushing off, extending their legs with each stride.
Some players are born with great natural skating ability, but most players must learn how to break the bad habits they've picked up and create good habits that will help them become the best skaters they can be. Here are a few common mistakes that can be corrected fairly easily once they're identified.
3 Common Mistakes in Skating Technique
Like any other skill, perfecting your skating stride takes time and practice. Every hockey player has room for improvement as a skater and there's no doubt that skating is the quintessential ingredient for success on the ice. Even professional hockey players still have power skating coaches. So if they still feel the need to improve their skating ability then everyone else could probably use a little fine-tuning as well.
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