DRYLAND DRILLSObject: The purpose of these drills are to: 1. Improve puck handling skills, 2. Learn to keep head and eyes up while handling the puck, 3. Learn to see puck out of bottom of eyes.Key Elements • Keep head and eyes up. Learn to see puck out of bottom of eyes. • Grip – 6 to 12 inches apart. • Grip the stick with the fingers, not the palms. • Cup the puck with the blade by rolling the wrists. • Keep the arms out in front of the body to get a full range of extension. • Use bare hands. Do not use hockey gloves. • Use both a round ice hockey training ball and golf ball for drills (or a puck if on ice).Drill # 1 – Stationary Puck HandlingStick Handling – Five PositionsStanding stationary work the ball in the direction of the arrows. Try to move the ball asfar to each end as possible.Drill # 2 – Moving Puck HandlingSame as drill # 1 except that you walk forward and backward.
DRYLAND DRILLSDrill # 3 – Puck Handling WideStick handle trying to get the ball as far left and right as possible. Stick handling patternshould be: Short left, short right, long left. Short right, short left, long right. Repeat.Drill # 4 – Figure EightPlace two ice hockey pucks about two feet apart.Move ball in a figure 8 pattern around the pucks.Practice pattern in both directions.
Drill # 5 – SlalomPlace ice hockey pucks in a zip-zag formation Walk forward and backward throughpucks while stick handle around pucks. Puck WalkDrill # 6 – Zig-ZagPlace ice hockey pucks in a straight line Walk forward and backward through puckswhile stick handle around pucks. Walk
DRYLAND DRILLS - PASSING & SHOOTINGObject of Drills: Improve shooting speed and strength, and passing accuracy.Note: You can use an ice hockey practice ball, but it is recommended that you buy apiece plastic and shoot ice hockey pucks off of the plastic.Key Elements for shooting: • LOOK AT WHERE YOU WANT TO SHOOT, NOT AT THE PUCK • Puck should be between middle and heal of stick blade • When shooting, puck should start from behind back foot • Shift weight from back foot to front foot during shot • At completion of shot stick should be pointed at area of goal you were aiming • These drills should be done equally with forehand and backhandShot Speed and Strength • Shoot 100 times into a net (goal) (50 with forehand and 50 with backhand) • Make shots as fast and hard as you can. Do not worry about accuracy on this drill, but hit the net.Goal Scoring Accuracy • Standing about 20 feet from net (goal) try to shoot puck in each of the 4 corners of the net (both forehand and backhand). 1 2 3 4