I work with a player who is playing minor pro and played NCAA div 1 for 4 years. We had a session tonight and here is what we did. He wanted to focus on stick handling.
We followed the principles of nervous system overload and big moves with good fakes.
-arond the ice handling a hockey ball, racquet ball and tennis ball at the same time. After one lap add a puck and take away the hockey ball, next add another puck and take away the tennis ball, next three pucks.
- around the ice with big moves carrying a racquet ball.
- with a puck big moves, skate left and puck right, then right and puck left powering away from the puck as far as possible.
- skate aroung the ice with the puck in the skates, toes out and the puck back and forth.
- add another puck so one in the skates and one with the stick.
- toes in and puck back and forth while skating backwards then after a lap add another puck, so one with the skates and the other with the stick.
- 3 lanes, down the side, thru middle and down the other side.
- toe drag practice around each dot. Fake inside and toe drag sliding backward. Repeat but with a back toe drag..Come back thru the middle lane doing 2 forehand and 2 backhand tight turns.
- fake a slap shot one lap
- fake slap shot, push the puck to forehand side
- repeat but pull puck across the body on forehand.
- repeat sequence but start with a back hand fake shot, then next lap add across the body to the forehand.
- Triple threat position. Get the puck on the forehand practice. To do this we passed really hard to each other skating around and pivoting in the zone but we had to receive the pass and then get the puck on the side in the triple threat positon with as little stick handling as possible. All passes had to be preceeded by a fake one way and then a pass.
- In a circle practice moves all around the body, thru the legs, pivots etc..
- practice head and shoulder fakes from the triple threat positon; skate around making hard moves that will make the defender staighten the knees or start to turn one way.
- Taylor Hall move down the backhand side, get the D to reach and turn inside while passing the puck to yourself with the back of the blade thru the legs, cut in and shoot.
It was a 60 minute session and was productive.