Transistion turns in hockey are necessary any time you need to change direction in the game of hockey. In this video Dwayne Blais discusses how to transition from forwards to backwards.

To break it down into steps:

  1. Side stop
  2. Backwards cross-over / backwards start
  3. Backwards skating into our C-cuts

Coaching Points

  1. start with a wide base
  2. Start low (instead of bobing up and down)
  3. Preferably 1, maybe 2 cross-overs as you transition backwards
  4. Try to maintain a straight line instead of a wide semi-circle