so the past few months my main goal have been: get lower, work on your stops, work on your communication.
I’m low! I mean, I’m not low. but I’m lowER. I know where I need to be, and I’m in the habit of getting there, and that’s not something I need to focus on as consciously now- as I’m working and my legs are getting stronger, lower and lower will come.
communication is getting better too and it’s not like yelling has ever been a problem for me haha.
but STOPS - oh, stops, you tricky things. my stops are better than they were when I got drafted, yes! I can hockey stop on a dime when I’m skating by myself and the floor is how I like it. but in packs, especially when we have the back line for a jam start and there’s skaters in front of me, I have a really hard time using my stops. so my goal for scrimmage tonight, and the one thing I’m gonna focus on until I feel confident, is to use stops in the pack. stops and stops and stops.
I’m gonna be heading our bout entertainment and fan retention committee so I’ve been brainstorming furiously all week. if anyone has really cool things their league does during bouts, or ideas for fan retention, send ‘em my way!