Dr. Mike Bracko

Sports Physiologist • Skating Coach

Dr. Mike Bracko

Sports Physiologist • Skating Coach

On-Ice Hockey Skills

 

Dr. Bracko's Game Performance Skating DVD

6 hours of instruction:

Introduction
The Coaching Model
Chapter 1 - Warm-up Drills
Chapter 2 - Acceleration from Stationary & Gliding Positions
Chapter 3 - Gliding Ready Position
Chapter 4 - Forward Skating/Striding
Chapter 5 - Turning: Gliding, X-Over, and "Brake Turns"
Chapter 6 - Stopping, "Slowing," and "Brake Stops"
Chapter 7 - Pivots: Fwd --> Bkwd and Bkwd --> Fwd, Offensive & Defensive Pivots
Chapter 8 - Backward Skating: Acceleration, "C-cuts,", and X-Overs
Chapter 9 - "Game-Performance Skating Drills"... Putting it all together
Chapter 10 - Differences between "Performance Skating" & "Power Skating"

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High Performance Hockey: Vol. 1-Skating Skills presents a step-by-step overview of how to develop the basic fundamentals and techniques involved in skating at a high level. Based on a detailed analysis of the on-the-ice performance skills of NHL players, the DVD provides "teaching cues" for each skill covered that are designed to enhance the ability of coaches to adapt the information in the DVD for use in practice.

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High Performance Hockey: Vol. 2 - Shooting, Passing, and Puckhandling Skills provides a step-by-step review of how effectively develop the key fundamentals and techniques involved in shooting, passing, and puckhandling. Based on a detailed analysis of the on-the-ice performance skills of NHL players, the DVD features "teaching cues" for each skill covered that coaches can use on their practices. In an easy-to-understand and -apply manner, the DVD explains and shows how coaches can take the skill-execution ability of their players to an elevated level.

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Hockey Skills and Drills for Women: Vol. #1 - Forward Skating featuring a female hockey player and a Canadian Olympic/National team player who demonstrate the characteristics of high-performance forward skating. Each skill is adapted from analysis of the skating characteristics of the best women hockey players in North America. All of the important aspects of forward skating are addressed in the DVD. The DVD also includes skill-specific drills for coaches to use to enhance the performance of their players.

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Hockey Skills and Drills for Women: Vol. #2 - Backward Skating features a female hockey player and a Canadian Olympic/National team player who demonstrate the characteristics of high-performance backward skating. All of the important aspects of backward skating are addressed. Each skill is adapted from analysis of the skating characteristics of the best women hockey players in North America. After each skill is presented, skill-specific drills are included for coaches to use to enhance the performance of their players.

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Hockey Skills and Drills for Women: Vol. #3 - Shooting, Passing, and Puckhandling features a female hockey player and a Canadian Olympic/National team player who demonstrate the key factors involved in sound shooting, passing, and puckhandling. Each skill is adapted from analysis of the performance attributes of the best women hockey players in North America. All drills presented on the DVD have direct application to game-performance skills.

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Youth Hockey Skills and Drills: Vol. #1 - Forward Skating (Striding and Acceleration) presents a detailed overview of the basic fundamentals involved in striding and accelerating while skating forward. Designed to help young players improve their level of speed and power, the DVD reviews the characteristics of forward skating that have been identified by analyzing the on-the-ice performance of NHL players and adapted to young hockey players. Each aspect of forward striding and acceleration is demonstrated and explained in a manner that can enable coaches and players to be able to adapt their practices and drills for maximum performance enhancement.

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Youth Hockey Skills and Drills: Vol. #2 - Forward Skating (Turning and Stopping) offers an in-depth review of the essential fundamentals and techniques involved in turning and stopping while skating forward. Based on a detailed analysis of the on-the-ice performance skills of NHL players, but adapted for young hockey players, the DVD explains how youth hockey coaches can improve the agility and quickness levels of their players on turns and how they can enhance the ability of their athletes to properly perform appropriate stopping and slowing techniques.

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Youth Hockey Skills and Drills: Vol. #3 - Backward Skating provides a comprehensive review of the basic fundamentals and techniques involved in backward skating. Based on a detailed analysis of the on-the-ice performance of NHL players, the DVD presents a series of skills and drills that have been specifically adapted for young hockey players. Each key aspect of the backward skating is addressed in a manner that is designed to challenge and enhance the skating of young hockey players.

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Youth Hockey Skills and Drills: Vol. #4 - Shooting, Passing, and Puckhandling is designed to teach youth hockey coaches how to develop the basic fundamentals and techniques involved in shooting, passing, and puckhandling effectively. Adapted from a detailed analysis of the on-the-ice performance of NHL players, each skill and drill discussed in the DVD has been modified specifically for young hockey players. In an easy to-understand and apply manner, each drill is explained and shown in a way that is designed to enhance the skill-execution level of the young athletes.

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On- and Off-Ice Warm-Ups for Hockey presents a complete off-ice, pre-practice, or pre-game warm-up for hockey players of all ages and ability levels. The DVD also includes an on-ice warm-up for both practice and games. The exercises that are explained and demonstrated in the DVD are based on the latest information on sports medicine relating to high-performance training.

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Dr. Bracko's Top Shelf
A monthly newsletter with practical information about skating instruction and improving skating performance for all ages. It also has information about dry-land training, nutrition, and specialized training for high performance skating. The newsletter gives useful information to parents, coaches, and players.

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