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Stickhandling Series - Wide Stick Handling in Movement #1

Skill Drills

This is Drill #12 in the HockeyShot Stickhandling Series. Stickhandling is an essential skill that requires a ton of practice. This is a drill you can create with just some pucks. View the video and follow the techniques below.

Set up 2 rows of 5 pucks. Start in the middle and stickhandle through each puck going from one row to the other. Always return to the middle position and execute a quick stickhandling manoeuvre. Complete de drill going forward and backwards.

  • Flexible rolling action with your top wrist to cup the puck
  • Keep your arms relaxed and your bottom hand in a loose but firm grip
  • Extend your reach laterally
  • Maintain controlled, fluent movement and feel the puck on the center of your blade
  • Start slowly and progress faster once you feel comfortable with the stick handling action
  • Keep your head up and use your peripheral vision to see the puck