This is a great video that teaches the fundamentals of forward skating.

Coaching Points:

  • Start in Hockey Position
  • Keep your elbows by your side
  • Your arms should be moving side by side and not swinging across your body
  • Keep a tight base for a long efficient stride
  • Push the stride out the corner of your stance
  • Skate in straight lines by pushing with stride foot and keeping the glide foot straight