• Space – Have a dedicated place to practice. A safe, flat, practice surface (floor, driveway) ideally with a wall or rebounding surface (wall, curb)
  • Equipment - Hockey gloves; ball to stick handle with (tennis ball, stickhandling ball [heavier]); Stick (should be a few inches shorter than the one used on the ice as player will not be wearing skates)
  • Additional sticks, pucks, pylons, gloves or other house hold items to use as obstacles
  • Skills are divided into 5 Skill Buckets; each Skill Bucket has a Goal Number of Touches and includes recommended skills and number of touches
  • Skill = Simple – These are technique building, foundational movements
  • Start slow – Rehearse each movement/skill then convert each movement into Game Speed
  • Identify Weaknesses – Don’t just work on your favourite skill or ones that you’re good at
  • Keep going - Players are encouraged to complete more than the minimum required number of touches
  • Get into a routine. Choose a time when you can practice at the same time every day
  • Plan ahead for days that you can’t practice
  • Be accountable – Do what you can without technique breaking down or losing your focus – don’t just go through the motions.
  • Break your workout into smaller chunks- for example, do half the workout early in the day and finish the rest later on that day
  • Progressions - Combine skills to double or triple your touches per round of drills