beginner levelHockey Off Ice Training: Foundation
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The primary objectives of the foundation phase are: 1) enhance tri-plane movement ability; 2) build integrated whole body strength; and 3) enhance function for hockey.
Movement strategies will target: 1) gait; 2) dynamic one-leg balance; 3) 3D hip movement; 4) crossover ability; 5) strength in legs/trunk; 6) hitting/balance; 7) level change ability; 8) sustained body contact ability; 9) hand strength; 10) twist and rotate ability; 11) bending ability; 12) push and pulling ability; and 13) warding ability.
Ice hockey is a game played on an ice rink between two teams, each of which has six players. The goal is to propel a vulcanized rubber disk, known as a puck, past a goal line and into a net guarded by a goaltender, also known as a goalie. Ice hockey has become one of the most popular international sports due to its fast pace and frequent physical contact. The game is an Olympic sport, and there are over a million registered players worldwide who compete in leagues on a regular basis. It is possibly Canada's most popular sport.
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