Player’s times become faster, Execution becomes smoother and the Ability to adapt to overloading of the motor skills, allows players to manage more skills at once.
Elite players in the game are all efficient at multitasking.
Learning how to perform multiple motor skills simultaneously is critical to player development
Activating multiple muscle/responses through “Reactive Countering” at early ages provides a critical performance advantage for players. While applying steps of progression, the Reactive Environment, along with proper spacing of the PEP Gear, players will automatically execute multi-tasking motor skills in uncomfortable game-like situations.
Through Progressions…. The Multi-Tasking of skills through the innovation of specialized Gear becomes evident. Player’s times become faster, Execution becomes smoother and the Ability to adapt to overloading of the motor skills, allows players to manage more skills at once.
"The overloading of the motor skills is where major gains are made."
A young Connor McDavid Stickhandling in traffic.
In one of our beginner multi-tasking circuits, we ask our players to stick handle with the puck while moving down the ice with EDGES ONLY…Most players can’t execute both at the same time. Then we ask them to do this over specialized Gear and now add the open space for the puck to go through all while moving over the specialized Gear. Progressing from 2 tasks to 4 tasks, through repetitions, players gain proficiency and SPEED! The Ability to successfully manage all of this is something all players must master.