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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 043 (GHA) Power Skating (1.5) A course of instruction in basic power skating specifically designed for ice hockey, applicable to other ice sports.

KINES 043 Power Skating (1.5)

A course of instruction focused on the development and refinement of basic, intermediate, and advanced ice skating skills. Principles of biomechanics and force application are stressed to gain power, strength, flexibility, quickness, and agility. Daily power stroking sessions are conducted to develop physical stamina, endurance, and mental fitness. The course objectives are to improve balance, edge control, and coordination necessary for the successful execution of many ice skating maneuvers. These skills include: forward and backward power strides, forward and backward stops, forward and backward starts, negotiating circles and curves through the use of forward and backward crossovers, developing edge control through the development of consecutive sustained edges and power pull change of edge exercises, changing direction with front to back and back to front turns, stick handling and puck control. Skills are acquired through the development of drills and patterns designed to strengthen the fundamentals of skating and to further develop balance, edge control, and confidence while participating in this activity. These exercises are incorporated into each class period, along with a thorough review of previously learned skills and the introduction of new skills and drills. Every effort is made by the instructor to break each skill down into logical steps so that the student will understand the process of each skill. The instructors are encouraged to allow for individual differences in the pacing of skill development. This course will provide the necessary skill foundation for participation in intramural, club, and adult hockey leagues, as well as recreational skating activities. In addition to the core component of physical skill development, the student will acquire an enlightened appreciation and understanding of the skill of ice sports.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: KINES 042 orKINES 042A or equivalent skating experience

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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