In this week’s video, we cover three drills to improve stickhandling, footwork, and range of motion with the puck.
These drills can be incorporated into warmups or laps. These drills will force players to be light on their feet and become comfortable transitioning their weight while moving the puck, which is key when executing moves in game situations.
This intermediate drill focuses on quick passing, defensive regroup puck movement and timing. This drill requires relatively advanced passing abilities and good timing abilities to execute effectively. I would also recommend having at least 9 forwards and 6 defensemen to run this drill.
I hope everyone out there had a safe and happy holiday season! We’re back from our short break (and lots of hockey travel) with some new content for 2012.
In this video, we will cover a power skating maneuver/drill to improve backward outside edges. This drill forces players out of their comfort zone with cross-overs by doing a very unnatural cross behind.