Stickhandling Tips

Handling the puck better than your opponents is the key to being unstoppable on the ice. Learn how to stickhandle like the pros!

There are a number of ways to properly handle the puck on and off the ice. This section will teach you everything you need to know in how to do that. Being able to STICKHANDLE WITH CONFIDENCE is an important aspect in the game of hockey, that when done right can elevate your ability to an entirely new level. Being able to STICKHANDLE PAST YOUR OPPONENTS with some flash is the ultimate way to showcase your hockey skills! In this category, a number of experts give their opinions on everything you need to know to dangle with the best of them. The ability to control the puck, continue skating with it, and then decide whether to pass or slide it in five-hole should be a part of every player’s game! Follow these instructions and you will accomplish everything you ever wanted to with the puck. Here comes MAGIC MITTS!

  • In this article, we are going to show you a couple of stickhandling drills on the AttackPad training system. In this system, we have different stations and patterns to mimic specific drills and game situations. So, the first part of this drill is stickhandling in zone number 2, which is quite small so the focus her...

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  • When it comes to the toe drag, we see a lot of players making the crucial mistake of being too close to the defending player. This allows the defending player to take the body and break up the play. Ideally, the move should be established one or two stick lengths...

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  • In these videos, we are going to talk about how to receive a pass on the ice and how to spin off a defender as well. We will be using the Passmaster training aid to help showcase how to receive a pass. Today’s focus is going to be on rotating your body around the puck and continuing your momentum as your moving forward in the drill. What this mimics is a scrum in a game situation, as you are battling for the puck. The second video shows you how to create...

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  • Find out how to make the time you spend noodling around with a stick and puck more productive. This excerpt from the new e-book The Complete Guide to Stickhandling by Jeremy Rupke of HowToHockey.com showcases the book’s detailed stickhandling tips designed to help you score more goals! You also get a video of 20 drills and a worksheet to track your practice.

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  • In this video, we are going to go over the best stickhandling products to use at home. To start off, we recommend having a flooring product to help with your off-ice shooting, several options would be the Flooring tiles or the Roll-up Shooting pads. Now when it comes to products recommended for stickhandling, first we need to pinpoint that hockey pucks are still great to use off-ice as well. Secondly, we would have the Green Biscuit, which is even better than a hockey puck as it slides bet...

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  • Extending your reach involves much more than just stretching the arms out, basically it’s all about rolling the wrist and puck position on the blade as well. In this video, we are going to talk about extending your reach with the Sweet Hands hockey training system. Rolling the wrist allows players to stretch much further than usual, which make players use space on the ice to their advantage. Once you reach your maximum reach, you need to cup the puck in order to keep control. The forward...

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  • In this video, we are going to give you 5 different hockey drills with the Smart Hockey Training Ball and the Swedish stickhandling Wooden ball as well. These balls have different characteristics that make them unique hockey training aids. The Smart Hockey Training Ball has that similar feel to a real hockey puck and slides very well on any off-ice surface, while the Swedish Stickhandling Wooden Ball is very light and great to practice your quick hands.

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  • Working on stickhandling from home can be a lot of fun. SweetHands is a versatile training aid, that has the ability to encourage a lot of creativity. To make the best use of your SweetHands you'll need the following:

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  • In this video, we are going to show you how to improve your game with our extreme passing kit. This kit includes our HockeyShot dryland shooting pads with a bungee cord passer as well. This enables players to practice their stickhandling, passing and shooting all at the same time, which is great for off-ice training.

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  • In this video we are going to show you how to stickhandle with a weighted hockey stick, while moving your body as well. We are using the PowerBlade Weighted Hockey Stick, the Hockeyshot shooting tiles and our PowerSlide Board as well. The weighted stick builds your strength and power, while the slide board makes you practice your skating stride.

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