In this video Dwayne Blais teaches the fundamentals of backwards skating.

Coaching Points

  • start with good hockey position.
  • carve c-cuts out in front of our body, not straight out to the side.
  • fully extend out through the toe, snap the toe, and bring the heel back in under your body.
  • the glide foot is under our body and maintains a straight line.
  • keep hips square, not swiveling side to side.
  • upper body movement should be limited, not too much swinging the arms side to side.
  • shoulders should be over knees, not too far forward which can throw you off balance.
  • head stays up and shoulders stay square.