Surrounding the puck is a skill for any advanced level player to master. It involves quickly turning your body around the puck to execute a pass in another direction quickly. In this video, we demonstrate the concept in the neutral zone.
In this week’s video, we cover the basic concepts behind making indirect passes. In particular, we discuss making board and area passes, and what to look for in different scenarios to make effective passes.
Here is a quick stickhandling drill working on diagonal dribbling with pulls. In the video, we use the AttackPad Hockey Training System, which gives athletes consistent visual markers for reference while progressing with the drill.
The ability to effectively open your hips while pivoting is a key in generating power in the opposite direction. This simple to set up drill helps players develop the ability to change directions effectively.