I'm wondering how many coaches out there are using skating treadmills for their teams.
At first I was skeptical. but I'm seeing more and more of them in Michigan.
My sons have skated on them a few times now and I am surprised how quickly skating flaws can be identified.
I was at a wedding in Toronto and talking to some other coaches they seem to be a big part of Canadian off ice training as well.
The instructor on our treadmill has the kids stickhandle and shoot while skating. I really like the idea of creating the muscle memory coordinating shooting and skating. All too many times players glide before shooting.