Ways to improve on your own?

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Ways to improve on your own?

Post by kronickoffee » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:54 pm

So I think the forums are a great place for guides and tutorials and whatnot, but I can't help but notice that all the guides on here only focus on what you can do during games to improve as a player. What about individual development outside of games? What kind of things do you guys do in lobbies by yourself that you think helps improve your skating and/or puck handling? Are there specific drills you use to warm up before games? What kind of moves are better practiced individually rather than in game? Is it even worth your time to skate alone?

Let me know what you guys think because I think a lot of people undervalue practicing in a lobby alone, and its a great way to get practice in when no one is on to play with.
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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by Mets » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:28 pm

Practice dribbling in a straight line (hitting the puck slightly in front of you). Keep practicing that until you can do it consistently without error at high speed from one end of the rink to the other. Don't cheat by using camera lock.
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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by maha » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:25 pm

Redline is great for improving your mechanics. Watch replays, and pay close attention to high level players.
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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by DerrocK » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:32 pm

Mets wrote:Practice dribbling in a straight line (hitting the puck slightly in front of you).
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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by Vapour » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:41 pm

Watching replays would be the easiest way to learn. See the game from another player's perspective.
Maybe more focus on learning to anticipate the play. In competitive games, most of your time is spent without the puck.
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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by forumusername » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:04 pm

kick all the bad players in the lobby before you start
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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by Kaigo1 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:49 pm

If I run into a specific situation I don't know what to do in, I usually ask a second opinion from top players who are great in positioning on what they would do in that specific situation (ie Vapour, Swift, Maha). For scoring, I watch replays of how people like Ling, Dust, Three, Bulb or someone similar score. I try to stay within what I know I can do mechanically and try to mimic players that have similar limits. Probably copied so many different things from greater players in the things they excel at.
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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by krazymen » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:30 am

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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by Watermelon » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:54 am

to get good at zh you have to play a lot of zh

remember s5 when you missed like 90% of our probe games and told me you didnt want coaching?

yea... thats not how u get better
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Re: Ways to improve on your own?

Post by RusH » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:04 am

your coaching is terrible.. look at blitzerg, a bench player at best :/
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