ACCELERATION OF ELITE ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS

  • Nancy L. Greer
  • Charles J. Dillman

Abstract

The ability to accelerate quickly from a stationary or "gliding" position is an important element of Ice Hockey performance. American skaters have typically been characterized as "slow" relative to their international opponents and therefore, this study was undertaken to identify the biomechanical factors which contribute to acceleration performance.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities