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Sick Hands

Aug. 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. MDT

"Sick Hands", creatively works on puckhandling skills. Coaches partner the players and spread them throughout the zone. On the whistle, first player executes the skills and the second player rests. After 20 seconds, the coach blows the whistle and the partners switch roles.

1) Stationary partner is on one knee, stick turned so that toe of the stick is in the ice, shaft is parellel to the ice about 1.5 feet off. Active player slides puck under the stick and catches it on the other side after lifting stick up and over the other stick.

2) Toe Drag the stationary stick which is still in the same position. Players form a big U as they do this.

3) Chaos around the stationary players stick which is still in the same position and their body.

Teaching Points

Puck handling: Tilt and adjust the blade of the stick. Work with the puck close to the feet and far away. Attempt to handle the puck on both sides of the body. As players improve, strive to keep the head up for a longer period of time.

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