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 video, we are going to demonstrate the proper technique to execute a saucer pass. The saucer pass makes it incredibly hard to intercept, as it’s in the air for a short period of time. Perfect to make in very tight spaces as it lands flat and is simple for your teammate to control.

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  • In this video we are going to focus on getting quick hands 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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  • In this video were going to focus on a variety of different drills to improve your stickhandling with the Green Biscuit hockey puck. The Green Biscuit slides extremely well on any off-ice surface such as cement, pavement, tiles, etc. The main goal here is being able to stickhandle as quickly as possible without looking at the puck. This allows players to look in front of them and have better vision in games situations. When you get comfortable controlling the Green Biscuit, you can have wi...

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  • Last summer I showed you how to toe drag and this summer I am going to show the backhand toe drag. The toe drag is a great move to use and very deceptive, if you can perfect the toe drag you will be able pull a few really nice dangles and have the guys on your bench cheering. A lot of people know about toe drag, but not as many people know about the backhand toe drag.

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  • Developing hands is all about range of motion. As a teen, I remember being excited to take Martial Arts and act like Bruce Lee, only to spend the first 2 months raising and s-l-o-w-l-y extending my leg toward the punching bag (not even hitting it). This repetition and intense focus on form was later imperative to being able to throw a kick with significant force. Had I just stepped up and started kicking the bag making cat noises, I would have never had the flexibility or the accuracy I la...

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  • Dangling sure is an art form, but there is definitely a science behind it! When you strip down all the cameras, glamour, and even skin for that matter, stickhandling is an epic battle between two opposite and opposing sets of muscles. Agonists do the work you want done, and antagonists are responsible for the equal and opposite movement! Take a ballerina trying to lift her leg as high as she can while keeping it straight. The top of her thigh (quadriceps) is doing all the work, but it will...

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  • Working on passing from home can be a lot of fun. In this quick video we show you a new way to get creative with your passing development.

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  • Throughout the course of a game, there are a variety of pass types that can, and should be used, depending on the situation. Some of these pass types include "cushion & sweep," "touch pass," and "saucer pass." Furthermore, you should be able to perform each of these on both your forehand and backhand.

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  • Throughout the course of a game, there are a variety of pass types that can, and should be used, depending on the situation. Some of these pass types include "cushion & sweep," "touch pass," and "saucer pass." Furthermore, you should be able to perform each of these on both your forehand and backhand.

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  • I really have to hand it to USA Hockey here for making a great series of videos. You can see the original page here and I have included the videos below. You can download each video to your computer and watch them whenever you want. I als...

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