Most commonly used by defencemen, backward skating is one that requires that most technique and balance to get the most out of your stride. Working with a professional to correct your backward skating is something that you should definitely do.
Although mainly used by defenceman, forwards need to also be able to skate backwards in order to provide assistance to the defencmen and often used while backchecking and coming into the defensive zone. Things you need to be aware of are your body positioning and balance, your stick placement and how to cross-over while moving in a backwards motion. Alot of practice is needed to be a strong and quick backward skater, and there is alot of technique needed to be effective in this style.
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