– Hey everyone, so, I want
to talk to you a little bit about receiving, both, on your
forehand and your backhand. We have a couple other
videos out right now where we’re showing things such
as reaching for passes, how to choke up on the stick, and receiving
passes behind you. And in this video we’re
just gonna talk about becoming more familiar with
grabbing and receiving that puck. And then cradling it so
you maintain control and give it, either,
back to your teammate or continue with the play. So I’m just gonna have a few
pucks thrown at me right now. So, in this case, if you haven’t seen yet
before, what I’m doing is, I’m trying to choke up on
the stick versus receiving it about three-quarters
of the way down. I’m gonna be, roughly,
at the mid-point or to the bottom of
the heel of the stick. So, hit me again. Whoa, not there. Hit. There we go. And all I’m doing,
I’m just pulling it into me. When I’m receiving that puck, I’m making sure that I got
a firm grip on my stick, holding my wrist tight, and I’m keeping the puck
down close to by body. I’m not trying to
receive it too far out. And I’m not trying to
receive it, like, touching. But right about where my hips are, in line down with the ice. Give me another one. Now, in the case of
receiving that one… On a forehand side, ’cause I couldn’t do this,
get too far back. So, I’m gonna move
my wrist forward so I can keep my stick
a flat line on the ice but I’m still receiving
on my forehand. Whether it’s here or here but the idea is that,
I’m opening myself up and I’m just trying to grab it close to my hips and
then cradle in a position that I can give it back. Cradle it.
Give it back. Pull it in. Give it back. Pull it in. If I want, I can go up. Give a backhand pass,
maybe give some to the front. And you see, maybe,
I’ll slow this one down. But as I received the puck, the puck jumped a little bit. But it’s just holding a firm stick, and just getting familiar with
how tight do I wanna hold, so that when I receive it,
it doesn’t get out of my control. And I can kind of just cradle it. And throw it back
to my partner. As always, remember to
practice both hands. If I want there, on purpose,
I’m gonna pull it back to my forehand. This is another example, too, of where you can start to
use some of your toe drags, if it’s out of your reach. And we’re gonna do one more. And where I’m leaning over, from a stationary point of view,
receiving these passes. I got my outside stick,
here, balancing myself. I’m able to reach out,
receive that pass. Alright, so just take some time, practice some different
areas with a partner. Both receiving on your forehand and on your backhand. How tight you’re gonna hold your
wrist when your receive the puck. And cradling in towards your
body so you maintain control and keep yourself in the game. Hey everyone, thanks
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  1. I'd love to see one on how to do powerful backhand shots that lift the puck. I'm gradually figuring out some tricks but a tutorial would save me and others a lot of experimentation

  2. I’m so happy I found your channel. My kid just started playing and this tips are gold for a newbie. Great stuff.

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