CoachThem Drill of the Week: Stick Checking Skills

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Drill Description

  • Players start on boards in neutral zone
  • F skates into middle of ice, turns and bounces puck off boards around deviator and then picks it up to attack Defender 1 on 1
  • D mirrors F’s path and transitions to play 1 on 1
  • When offensive player gets puck into range, defender sweeps stick to the side to knock the puck off the stick

Key Points:

  • Mirror offensive player, stay square
  • Keep a tight gap
  • Sweep stick to side to knock puck off stick

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Mike Weaver

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