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Andy Ness

When can my kid start skating?

09/17/2019, 11:30am CDT
By Andy Ness

When is the right time to start your son or daughter into skating or even into hockey?

Fatigue when skating

08/30/2019, 10:15am CDT
By Andy Ness

Once good habits are formed and repeated, they make skating much easier, even as they fatigue.

Functional skating

07/29/2019, 10:30am CDT
By Andy Ness

As the offseason is upon us, it is time to train.

Refining technique after the season

07/01/2019, 12:00pm CDT
By Andy Ness

At the end of a long season, most players’ skating technique begins to suffer

Outside edge strength

03/21/2019, 9:30am CDT
By Andy Ness

Improving an outside edge will benefit almost every skating skill you can execute.

Training for the offseason

03/11/2019, 10:30am CDT
By Andy Ness

We know we need to skate and train in the offseason, but what should we focus on?

The load, the push, the extension

02/19/2019, 9:30am CST
By Andy Ness

Understanding of the three main elements that go into a skating stride.

Making skill development game-like

02/05/2019, 12:00pm CST
By Andy Ness

Elite players have better skill largely because they have created better practice habits.

Continuing to develop the fundamentals

01/23/2019, 9:45am CST
By Andy Ness

To continue to grow and improve, you always need to work.

Building practice habits

01/15/2019, 1:15pm CST
By Andy Ness

Make sure you focus on details each and every practice.