One of the greatest things about having a synthetic ice rink in your home is that you can use just about any kind of hockey training aid on it that you could think of. The feel of the skates when they glide across the surface is a lot like real ice. The pucks slide across the surface in the same manner as they do on a real ice rink. Since training is so important it is good to know that there is a solution available that allows for people to train at home and feel as if they are training on ice.
Hockey Shooting Tarp
The hockey shooting tarp is one of the greatest training aids ever created. It has a built-in goalie that is perfect for practicing hard-to-make shots as well as a protective covering to keep all of the walls and appliances safe from fast-flying hockey pucks. Using a shooting tarp regularly can build and increase your accuracy and your stamina for shooting. Doing drills that make you repeat the same motions over and over again helps to develop muscle memory connections so that you automatically remember how to hold your body and engage your muscles to make shots and win games.
The amazing thing about having a synthetic ice rink to practice on is that the way that the puck moves on the surface towards the goal when you shoot it, is much like it is on real ice. When you install synthetic ice in your garage, or wherever, you can protect the walls and people from getting smacked by the pucks when you take shots.
Hockey Passer and Rebounder
Not being able to practice with other people is a drag. However, if you have a synthetic ice flooring practice area to work with, you can use a hockey passer and rebounder to help you practice shots, passes, and even receiving. Synthetic ice makes a perfect flooring solution to use a rebounder on because it is so much like ice. The point of practicing with a rebounder is to practice passing and receiving pucks. You can set up a rebounder on your flooring so that you pass to it, allow the puck to come back then practice high-speed rebounds that you shoot at the shooting tarp. What better way to hone your skills than to be able to repeatedly practice passes with fancy shots over and over again.
Staying In Shape
Staying in shape is an important part of hockey training. It takes a lot of fo energy and strength to play like a beast on the ice. With every hour that you spend practicing you can assume that your opponent will be spending two. Stay on top of your game and continue to practice ice skating, making shots, slamming one-timers, and being a champion. There are a bunch of hockey training aids that work great on synthetic ice. If you have a floor, you can install hockey flooring somewhere. Get off of the couch and get busy.
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