Hockey specific exercises

This is a great video from Team India. It shows a sport specific squat jump which is apparently particularly good for defenders who want to improve what the coach calls ‘decceleration’. Not sure that’s actually a word as it’s coming up with a red line under it in my spell check. But, essentially what he means is being able to stop more quickly – presumably so you don’t run past the player you are trying to stop when they change direction or pace. If somebody can add to this in comments I’d be grateful. One you can do while you are waiting for the kettle to boil – enjoy!

3 Replies to “Hockey specific exercises”

  1. Hi, just found your blog and you have some great tips! I’m about to start my hockey season, and it’s my third year playing in a high-school team. Hopefully i will be playing as a defender this year. I’d really like to see some more off-pitch exercises, or what kind of routine I could be doing to make sure I’m in good condition to be playing hockey.

    Keep up the great work


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