Step 1 – Positioning & Angling

Angling can be considered the first line of defense for a player. Body and stick positions are important in checking without making contact.  Angling is the ability to force your opponent to go in the direction that you want. This normally would be towards the boards or to the outside of the player.

Skills

SKATING:

  • Forward
  • Backward
  • Lateral
  • Pivots
  • Cross overs and t-push

POSITIONING AND ANGLING:

  • Body positioning
  • Reading and reacting
  • Inside-out position
  • Tracking