Early bird gets the worm, and speedy players are often rewarded with more room or an extra second on a scoring chance. Quick feet also go a long way towards defending effectively. In this episode of Skills and Drills with Les Canadiennes presented by Ford, Katia Clement-Heydra demos how to improve acceleration and get where you want to go more quickly.
On the whistle, explode off the goal line with three quick strides.
Stay low, and drive your knees forward. Your balance and power come from bending your knees and staying low to the ice.