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    Default Taking the next step in skating

    So as a few of you may know, I've only been playing ice hockey consistently for about a year. I dabbled with ice before, and I played travel roller sine I was about 5. I have stopping and whatnot somewhat down, crossovers forwards and backwards. I really want to work on footwork though. I want to get faster and I want to learn how to get past defenders. I also really want to learn proper position of l and r wing (I alternate but prefer left even though I'm a right shot)

    I know there is a camp in Vegas MDW... Any other camps, clinics, classes or coaching anyone recommends? I'm in north San Diego but I'll travel as far as SLO, Phoenix, Vegas ect for camps or what not. Thanks!
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    I do plan on doing power skating when it comes around again. Do they work on edge control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P. Diddy View Post
    I do plan on doing power skating when it comes around again. Do they work on edge control?
    I'd hope so else it wouldn't be a proper power skating class.

    Also, do lots and lots of Squats, single and double leg Squat to box jumps) and abs.

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    I'm not expert by anymeans, but I have found that if I eat crappy the afternoon of a beer league game, my stamina is even crappier than it usually is. I have noticed more stamina with a healthier late lunch/early dinner before games. What I mean is, having the stamina to really drive your legs through each stride makes a big difference as well.

    Kudos to you P-deezy for wanting to push yourself to improve your game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beedee View Post
    I'm not expert by anymeans, but I have found that if I eat crappy the afternoon of a beer league game, my stamina is even crappier than it usually is. I have noticed more stamina with a healthier late lunch/early dinner before games. What I mean is, having the stamina to really drive your legs through each stride makes a big difference as well.
    Same.

    Also, I find that I skate better after a light to moderate leg warm up in the morning (Ie: ride the mountain bike for about 45min to 1 hour).
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    Today I had a small 30 minute session after my pick up league game, and I had a hell of a lesson. I learned I'm swinging my arms wrong and not bending straight. Very good lesson. Next week I'm going to have to step over sticks and use cones. I'm excited!
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    So a few months in and my skating is improving a ton! C cut drills suck but it pays off doing them! Working on stamina, that's my weak point right now. Edge control is becoming second nature. I'm loving it! I get open a lot more and score a lot more too!

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