Balance or Proprioceptive training is important in order to maximize your performance and prevent lower body injury. These exercises should be performed at the start of your workout before your muscles are tired.

1. Standing on one leg for 30 sec: eyes open to start, progress to eyes closed

2. 747s: Standing on one leg, lean trunk forward and lift other leg until they are parallel with the ground.

• Do 10 in a row before resting, switch sides and perform 3 sets each leg. To progress, continue past parallel until chest reaches knees.

3. As group (2-5 players) pass ball back forth while standing on one leg.

4. Self ball toss with hockey stick while standing on one leg.

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