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Andy Ness

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.

The nuts and bolts of skating

12/31/2018, 1:00pm CST
By Andy Ness

When evaluating any skating skill, there will always be four main key components.

Speed kills

12/12/2018, 1:30pm CST
By Andy Ness

Speed does so much more other than the obvious.

Skills for the elite skater

11/29/2018, 9:00am CST
By Andy Ness

Board play, turning away from pressure and blue line work are important skills for high-level players

Changing gears throughout your forward stride

11/15/2018, 10:00am CST
By Andy Ness

With practice, skaters can improve their speed and acceleration, and understand how and when to use it in a game situation.

The perfect stride

11/01/2018, 9:00am CDT
By Andy Ness

The three main elements that go into a stride are the load, the push and the extension.

Designing a skating practice

10/22/2018, 2:45pm CDT
By Andy Ness

Having a plan on what you want to work on is key when putting together a skating practice

Power turns

09/27/2018, 11:30am CDT
By Andy Ness

For as many times as a skater will use a power turn, it is essential to learn how to do it properly.