the fundamentals of skating brought to you by how to hockey and sponsored by hockey Shaun calm hey guys it's Jeremy from how to hockey calm and Scott from the science of skating in this video we're gonna be teaching you guys transitions so transitioning from skating backwards skating forwards skating for is to skating backwards we're here at an outdoor rink going back for grassroots hockey let's get to it okay we're here Scott Grover he's been teaching power skating for over thirty years he's going to start you at the basics of the transitions and then we're going to get more advanced as we go through the video for the new player I want to set up the base again bait wide base low center of gravity makes you balanced okay when we turn I'm more concerned about direction again the number one rule of hockey has never turn your back to the play we're going to use that puck right there as our direction so I would start them just going straight down on two feet and turn towards that puck and when I get back here I would do the same thing coming back so this is turning the other direction still facing the puck or facing the play so the reason we start teaching this turn with two feet on the ice is because it's more important to start with a successful turn and turning the correct direction than it is to do the technical side of it so in the beginning two feet on the ice and turning keeps us balanced and stable and allows us to turn the right direction without falling this is the most basic form of this turn the problem with this turn is that when you do it this way you actually slow down so now we're going to take you to the more advanced level to take that turn to the next level I want to start with what I call the monkey walk so it's basically you turn your toes out to different directions and your heels type together and you rock back and forth and basically that's the start of it and that is your turn essentially you go forwards on one foot you turn to backwards on the other foot and the beauty of that turn is you never lose speed before we cover the transitions from skating backwards to fours we're going to show you a difference between the two different types of turns so first Scott's going to do with the beginner turn so you can see that Scott still got turned around backwards that's fine except he did drag his blades while he's turning so now the more advanced turn so in that one he kept his speed up throughout the entire turn and didn't slow him down at all now you know how to transition from skating forwards to backwards we're going to show you how to transition from skiing backwards to forwards okay and to begin we'll start at the beginner level you're going backwards all you're going to do is pull this foot back and that one in front so it's a two foot turn which allows us to perform it with success and not fall now remember to practice that turn going in both direction so one time you bring your right leg around next time you bring your left leg around and that'll just help you not rely on just one side to turn just like with the first transition that we showed you having two feet on the ice the whole time can slow you down because you're going to skid so now Scott's going to show you the more advanced way to turn from backwards and forwards and keep your speed up okay so to take this turn to the next level our balance right now is sitting between our two feet we're going to practice a technique called unweighting which is basically where you transfer your weight from two feet to one foot alright so we go backwards we unweight to the one foot then we step forwards to the other foot the beauty of that turn is you do it without losing speed all right so we've covered a few techniques in this video I'm just going to give you guys a few key points to cover and a few things to try for mastering the more advanced techniques so one thing that Scott likes to teach is 1 2 3 this is for transitioning from forwards to backwards and it's going to help you guys master this technique so when you're skating forwards it has to do with transferring your waist where the weight should be when you're stepping so think 1 2 3 let's say the direction of play is right there I'm going to step onto my right foot weight off my left foot step onto my left foot weight onto my right foot so right left right or 1 2 3 when you're skating you can sort of cat it out so 1 2 3 I'm skating backwards do the same thing let's say the play is there so now I'm going to step on my left foot first so 1 2 3 when you're transitioning from skating backwards to forwards few key points number one is being able to get your body into this position so if you're not flexible enough you guys can practice at home just getting your heels together and pointing your toes out that's essentially what you have to do so if I'm trying to turn backwards here weight goes on the left foot open up I'm in that position and then transition the rest away and I'm going forward right another key thing is to stay nice and low if you're too upright then you're going to have to get low after the turn and go but if you stay nice and low with a good knee bend then you can really push off and keep on going while you're turning you can almost gain speed with that transition alright guys that's it for transitions thanks a lot for watching the video and hopefully those tips will help you guys improve if you're looking for more tips on improving your skating check out our video we have a whole series on the fundamentals of skating thanks a lot for ascot Grover for coming out and helping with the videos and don't forget these videos are sponsored by hockey shot comm they have all kinds of great training aids stuff like shooting tiles nets target shooting pads so all kinds of cool training aids if you want to check out their video on their website we have a link in the video description

Proper Forwards and Backwards Transitions – Hockey Skating Episode 9

23 thoughts on “Proper Forwards and Backwards Transitions – Hockey Skating Episode 9

  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    I just want to live in Canada…. can I live in Canada?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Just wanted to say thank you.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Odd… in the first ,Scott version he shows the "monkey walk" when going from forward to backward but in the review portion Jeremy shows the monkey walk is used for going from backward to forward. Confusing.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    I don't play any hockey but I found these highly useful 🙂

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    @1:16 How does he do that?!?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    The only reason im watching this is because I live in Canada 😂

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Thanks 🥅🏒🇵🇱

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Those gloves are badass!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    In a game situation when your transitioning from forwards to backwards how would you switch from forwards to backwards with maintaining or gaining speed?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    The intro is so dramatic. Reminds me that this shit is serious and shouldn’t be taken lightly

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Who the ** downvoted thèse vidéos?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    4 years later and to infinity this will change your game if you can master these without thought.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Idk why but his voice sounds a little bit like PK Subbans

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    This is very helpful.. thank you!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Thank you! I have found these videos to be extremely high quality

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Jeremy you are such a High T Alpha stud.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Sick videos, thanks so much for posting. Was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta during the golden years but my dad was a wuss and said hockey was too dangerous and never let me play…finally learning now as an adult.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Really improved my mobility and confidence in transitions.. Thanks.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    hi everyone ,if anyone else wants to learn about strength training for hockey try Skyarza Hockey Coaching Star (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my co-worker got amazing results with it.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    I'm not playing hockey yet I'm still learning but I will try this when I go to the hockey reck but I will be on a team in spring

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Great stuff, but there was no talk about edges. When going forward to backward using the 1-2-3, inside edge is key. This was best shown from 4:15 to 4:25. Look at it over and over and over again. Inside edge (1), inside edge again (2), inside edge again (3). For going forward to backward, I wish they would state and show which they emphasize because that is harder. They also make it un-necessarily complicated by always saying turn towards the puck. The idea is just to teach doing the transitions, and to emphasize both sides. Let the coach of the team tell you to always face the puck. It just became confusing at times because they kept switching sides. This is not bashing, just constructive critique. I definitely thumbs up all their videos, these guys are great.

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