Backwards Crossover Start
Ben Eaves

Backwards crossover starts are an important skating skill especially for defensmen.

Key Coaching Points

  • Good hockey position with bent knees and chest up.

  • Weight on balls of our feet.

  • Careful not to lean too far forward.

  • One crossover and then stright into our c-cuts.

  • Push with outside edge of inside foot.

Drills Using This Skill