Dr. Mike Bracko

Sports Physiologist • Skating Coach

Dr. Mike Bracko

Sports Physiologist • Skating Coach

Skating Coach Certification is Live!

Power Skating with Dr. Mike

Custom Programs for Players, Teams, and Coaches

All clinics are "custom ordered" to the advantage of players and parents. Clients can determine how many sessions they want, and when and where they want them. We can accommodate any request for skating clinics. Call or e-mail to find out more about custom ordered skating clinics.

Power Skating for Players — 1-on-1, Small Groups, and Teams. Winter, Spring, and Summer Power Skating Coaching.

  • Skating training for all players: Youth, Bantam, Midget, Jr, College, and Pro.

  • Use videos of NHL (or elite females) players to watch how fast players skate (arm and leg movement and body position).

  • Focus on the 5 specific characteristics of fast skaters:

    1. Arm movement side-to-side

    2. Wide stride with a lot of space between skates.

    3. Low recovery after push-off.

    4. Quick recovery after push-off.

    5. Recovery skate lands on ice in-line with shoulder-hip-knee to get skate on inside edge to start push-off quickly.

  • Videotape analysis of players skating to identify 1 or 2 things we can work on to improve skating.

  • Videos can be uploaded to Dr Mike's Youtube channel for future reference.

  • Use drills to improve the performance decrements each player has.

  • Focus on "game-performance skating" — we get players to skate like they do in a game.

  • Work on the 27 Game-Performance Skating Characteristics

  • Use pucks on every drill.

  • Use rubber resistance and over-speed training for "quick feet" and acceleration.

  • We analyze, teach, give positive feedback, use game-performance drills, and motivate players to become better.

Skating Coach Certification Program — On and Off-Ice Clinics

  • Understand the 5 skating characteristics of fast hockey players

    1. Arm movement side-to-side

    2. Wide stride with a lot of space between skates.

    3. Low recovery after push-off.

    4. Quick recovery after push-off.

    5. Recovery skate lands on ice in-line with shoulder-hip-knee to get skate on inside edge to start push-off quickly.

  • Identify research showing objectively what are the skating characteristics of fast hockey players.

  • Watch videos of NHL players to see how the research applies to how players actually skate.

  • Apply the research to teach biomechanically correct skating.

  • Develop the ability to analyze skating skills and give feedback to players for skill development/improvement.

  • Implement coaching techniques to improve your practices.

  • Identify new drills to help players be faster, quicker, and better balance.

  • On-ice sessions are customized for teams — Full ice and half ice practices.

  • 101 drills for game-performance skating . . . from stride to shot.

  • Receive a certificate of completion as a Hockey Institute Skating Coach.

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Please call or e-mail for more information and prices:


403-246-3880
bracko@hockeyinstitute.org

 

 

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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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403.246.3880
bracko@hockeyinstitute.org