Another beautiful morning and up with the sunrise. Team had a good night and have started to settle to the schedule Breakfast followed by warm up with Jiri and then our first training session on the ice with all our equipment.
First session players worked on 3 step explosive start and stride length whilst the goalies focused on agility and lateral movement.
Second session, forwards worked on net presence and the high forward and the defence on working together as a unit and shooting from the blue line. The last session had checking oooops sorry they call it rubbing out along the boards in the real women’s hockey world.
Relaxed warm down in the sun on the running track and then to lunch/dinner dependant on what part of the country you are from. Usual mix of salads, vegetables meat, pasta, fish and vegetarian with fruit and yogurt.
Early afternoon S&C session with Juri on the track working on the 3 step stride, reaction and speed, what an experience to look across the complex and see so many elite athletes working in such a wonderful environment. Into one of the many sports halls to experience Kin Ball (if you haven’t seen it check it out you tube) great fun had by all even the warm ups which was so imaginative.