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Transition Skating

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Objective:

Pivot Turns

Key Elements

Proper knee bend, Balance through turn, Push through to full extension, Use Crossunders

Organization

 Place cones or gloves as indicated in the diagram - staggered. Players skate forward to the first pylon / glove and pivot backwards - skating backwards to the next pylon / glove and pivoting forward to the finish. Do drill in both directions.

Variations

Use step out pivot turn Add pucks

Goalie

Working on skating skills

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Ennis 78 20 26 -19 46
M. Moulson 77 13 28 -11 41
B. Gionta 69 13 22 -13 35
Z. Girgensons 61 15 15 -16 30
R. Ristolainen 78 8 12 -32 20
M. Foligno 57 8 12 -5 20
J. Larsson 39 6 10 0 16
N. Deslauriers 82 5 10 -24 15
N. Zadorov 60 3 12 -10 15
A. Meszaros 60 7 7 -13 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Lindback 4 8 2 .924 2.76
M. Hackett 0 4 1 .884 4.32