Forward Crossovers Basics

forward crossovers in hockey

by Jeremy Rupke on January 26, 2012

We have had a lot of requests for more skating videos and articles so here is one for forward skating, we have some basic articles already for how to skate and how to stop, so this one seemed like the net logical video / article to publish. In this video we show you the basics to the crossovers and a few easy drills you can do to improve your crossovers and turning. I have also embedded a video that goes into a lot more detail on different types of crossovers / drills you can do to improve.

Forward Crossovers Video

Forward Crossovers Tips

  • Keep your knees bent and remember to use your edges
  • While doing crossovers around the circle your OUTSIDE leg will be pushing and giving you speed / power
  • While doing the forwards crossovers (zig-zag drill in first video) your INSIDE leg is pushing and giving you power
  • While doing the circle crossovers try to always keep your stick inside the circle, you can lean on your stick a bit to get lower to the ice

Detailed Hockey Crossover Video

Here is a good video from Hockey Canada that goes into good detail on the crossover and shows a bunch of drills you can practice.