Bracket Turns for Hockey Players

A bracket turn is a transition turn where you go forwards, backwards briefly, and then forwards going the opposite direction. Let's break it down into 3 steps:

  1. Come in to start the turn with a wide base and basically do a two foot side stop.
  2. Roll into a couple of backwards cross-overs (push pull).
  3. Open up the hips and accelerate using your forward stride in the other direction.


  • Try to maintain your speed through the turn with your backwards cross-overs.
  • Control the stick and upper body.
  • Keep the head as level as possible, try to stay away from bobbing up and down.