Dr. Mike Bracko

Sports Physiologist • Skating Coach

Dr. Mike Bracko

Sports Physiologist • Skating Coach

Power Skating

Custom Programs for Players, Teams, and Coaches

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All Power Skating clinics are "custom ordered" to the advantage of players and parents. Clients can determine how many sessions they want, and when and where they want them. We can accommodate any request for skating clinics.

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Skating Coach Certification Program

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The Skating Coach Certification Program includes Classroom lecture/PowerPoint and On-Ice Clinics

  • Understand the 4 skating characteristics of fast hockey players

  • Identify research showing objectively what are the skating characteristics of fast hockey players.

  • Watch videos of NHL players (or fast females) to see how players skate during a game.

  • Apply the research to teach biomechanically correct skating.

  • Develop the ability to analyze skating skills and give feedback to players for skill development/improvement.

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Videos

 

Quick Feet: Pivot-Pivot Drill
(40 seconds)

Rubber Resistance Skating for resistance & over-speed
(17 seconds)

Fast feet with a puck: Adam Tisdale
(25 seconds)

Quick Feet "Battle Drill"
(35 seconds)

 

About Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike is a skating coach & sports physiologist who has specialized in hockey as a player, skating coach, researcher, and strength & conditioning coach for 35 years.

Dr. Mike works with approximately 300 hockey players and conducts 200 skating clinics each year. He also presents skating coach certification clinics to hockey associations in and around Calgary. He specializes in 1-on-1, small group, and team skating clinics for youth players and teams, Midget, Jr, college, and Pro players.

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Free web cast of Dr. Mike Bracko talking about skating   (1.5 hours)

 

Dr. Bracko's Top Shelf
A monthly newsletter with practical information about skating instruction and improving skating performance for all ages. It also has information about dry-land training, nutrition, and specialized training for high performance skating. The newsletter gives useful information to parents, coaches, and players.

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Dr. Bracko's Top Shelf
A monthly newsletter with practical information about skating instruction and improving skating performance for all ages. It also has information about dry-land training, nutrition, and specialized training for high performance skating. The newsletter gives useful information to parents, coaches, and players.

Register

Hockey Institute
403.246.3880
bracko@hockeyinstitute.org