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The Figure 8 drill is a great stickhandling drill to improve your puck control skills. It can give you the confidence needed to challenge defenders 1-on-1 or make quick moves around obstacles such as a defender’s stick.
There are four versions of this drill: horizontal forehand, horizontal backhand, vertical forehand and vertical backhand. Some keys to remember:
Repeat each drill until ten figure 8s have been completed. When you can repeat this challenge consistently, you will be more comfortable with the puck on your stick. Work on the technique first before focusing on the speed.
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