Designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating, the four badge levels, plus power skating, will teach skaters how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus and all elements are taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, and other necessary fundamentals to be successful.
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Hockey players need to be quick, agile, and efficient.
Divided into five levels and culminating in a power skating level, the curriculum helps skaters understand the importance of developing skills on both sides, right and left and clockwise and counterclockwise. The Power level teaches a skater how to get down the ice faster and more efficiently with fewer strides – essential skills for scoring the win.
USA Hockey recommends the use age and skill appropriate drills to teach the players how to skate and play hockey. It is important for these players to become comfortable on the ice, learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, and use of edges before moving into a Learn to Play or ADM age-appropriate training.