By improving your general strength, speed, balance, coordination, agility and explosiveness — for example by working out in the gym, doing running training or playing another sport — you will become a better ice hockey player.
Equipment - What you should and shouldn’t do
When you’re starting out, as when you’re taking up any new sport, it’s a good idea to borrow equipment or buy used (or at least inexpensive) kit until you decide that ice hockey is really for you.
When choosing an ice hockey stick, it’s important to take your height into consideration. If a stick is too long or too short, then this will put unnecessary stress on your body. A specialist store should be able to determine what the best stick is for you.