Hey Coach: The Delivery – Let’s get on with it!

It has been requested from a number of coaches and athletes that seeing as though I trumpeted this time of year as a great time to ‘re-do your swing’ that I provide some tips when you head to the ice.  I want to preface this article with the fact that we will be adding video to a number of these articles – and this one will lead the charge in the near future. When looking at your delivery ask yourself this – is every movement intended to help the slide and therefore the shot completition?  Looking at our top players you see some extremely simple deliveries without any unneeded or unplanned movement.  In essence, everything is compact and simply goes straight back and straight forward. Think sling-shot. Everything begins in the hack with your set-up.  My experience shows me that most people do this well