2 passing skills
PASSING MECHANICS"© !!!
When a player completes a pass, the part of the ice used to advance
the puck is a "passing lane".
Players who want the puck need not only to receive the pass, but be
in a position to do something with the puck after receiving the
To create a "passing lane"...
ü Keep the head
up, look for "passing lanes" and ask for the puck.
ü Skate toward
the passer, then cut 90 degrees across the ice.
ü Keep the stick
blade flat on the ice making the stick blade parallel to the passer.
ü Prepare for
the next move once the pass is received.
ü Tap the stick
on the ice, yell at the puck handler or look the passer in the eye
to signal a pass and that the player has another move after
receiving the pass.
When the teammate reads the play, they will fill the "passing lane"
or skate to open ice before making the pass."
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brochure using the drills in
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"OVERCOMING BAD PASSING
In times when the "weak" or "offside" teammate speeds down the
ice without a clear "passing lane", the passer passes off the boards
behind the teammate to get the puck to this player. Play the puck
off the boards giving a teammate a chance to skate to the puck and
still have their eyes watching the ice.
When playing an away game, get used to the boards before the game
begins and, whether home or away, learn to use the boards as an
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- Skating - "The Ready Position"
- Proper Hockey Grip
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- Learning to Move and Pass
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- Forehand Sweep Passes
- Backhand Sweep Passes
- Flip Passes
- Receiving Passes
- Forehand Receptions
- Backhand Receptions
- Passing Lanes
- Overcoming Bad Passing Lanes
- Passes Penalties
- Basic Passing Drills
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