The one major issue with practicing stickhandling and shooting off-ice is that there is very little movement. Stickhandling off the ice will still help improve your game, but wouldn't it be nice if you could recreate the feeling of skating while stickhandling?
That is the exact reason why I decided to try using a slideboard with a roll-up shooting pad. The result was great so I thought I would share a video sharing some drills you can do, and how they look with a shooting pad / slide board combo.
Extreme Goal & 2D Backstop
Extreme Goal & 2D Backstop helps protect doors, windows and your garage. This is a 4' x 6' regulation-size net with a 78" tall by 26" wide by 11" deep backstop that protects whatever’s behind it from scuffing or worse. EZ goal backstop rebounder is a great tool to improve your accuracy, shot and your consistency.
Roll-Up Shooting pad
The HockeyShot Roll-Up Shooting Pad is the largest Shooting pad on the market today. It’s a great surface to practice off-ice shooting, passing and stickhandling. The roll-up feature makes it very easy for storage or to travel with. This Shooting pad can be used to simulate game situations and make a real difference in your game.
Black Standard 6 oz. Pucks
Standard 6 oz. black hockey pucks, official size and weight. Manufactured by In Glas Co, an official supplier of the NHL.
The Green Biscuit is an off-ice training hockey puck that will help you and your team develop passing and stickhandling skills that will blow your competition away. Try it and you will agree.