Eileen Peerless Power Skating Method: The Art of Technique Applied to Hockey Skating
Eileen Peerless Power Skating Method offers proven techniques from a power skating expert that will help hockey skaters of all ages, abilities, and levels to improve power, speed, and overall performance on the ice. Relying on her nearly three decades of experience teaching hundreds of hockey players, Eileen Peerless shares practical skills that can be used in real game situations. Peerless divides her guidebook into three sections—balance, stride, and agility. She provides a solid foundation of step-by-step methods, team and individual drills, and clear illustrations that will help any hockey player develop into an excellent skater. Skaters will learn how to: • improve balance by developing better edge control and skate placement; • implement a strong, powerful stride that uses the body for strength; • master agility and increase speed by turning and stopping properly. Knowing where the body belongs in every skating maneuver is critical to improving skating technique, speed, and balance. Eileen Peerless Power Skating Method provides the kind of methods that, with practice and dedication, will lead both beginning and advanced hockey athletes to achieve unlimited success on the ice.
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90-degree angle agility arms back skate backward gliding backward inside edge backward outside edge backward stride backward to forward bend the knee bend/extend blue line body balanced body placement body weight circle crossover deep knee bend directly edge drills edge jumps extended leg facing forward feet forming a 90-degree forward and backward forward inside edge forward outside edge forward stride forward to backward free foot free leg front half front skate gliding backward gliding foot gliding leg gliding skate goal line heel heel leading hit the ice hockey stop inside edge push inside forward knee-lock position landing skate left inside edge left outside edge left skate One-foot glide push outward push/extend pushing skate Repeat the drill right inside edge right leg right outside edge right skate shoulders skate blade skate fig skate returns slight outward angle stepovers stick stride push support the body take the ice technique upper body