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Hockey Dryland Training Drills

Things don’t happen in predetermined ways out on the ice, so they shouldn’t happen in predetermined ways during your training.

Hockey itself is both an art and a science in terms of what it takes to prepare the athletes for a game. Dryland training is no different. Coaches need to select exercises that are going to have the greatest amount of transfer to a real on-ice setting, this requires a fundamental working knowledge of sports science theory and a firm grasp on what you would call “strength transfer”

That is, to what degree is the exercise you’re doing specific enough to hockey in order to have a high degree of transfer to an on-ice setting, which can vary in of itself in many ways. Some exercises transfer to explosiveness, some will fair better towards your conditioning levels, whereas others may have a higher degree of transfer to your agility. The list goes on and on. 

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