Tag: stickhandling

Deke of the Week 9 – Backhand Toe Drag

how to do the backhand toe drag in hockey

If you are looking for a new move to try out during practice or shinny then todays deke of the week is a great one to practice. This is a shifty move that I like to use when I need to gain the center and there is a pesky defencemen in my way. Usually this works the best if the D-man is a few feet ...


Complete Guide to Stickhandling


In an effort to bring you the most comprehensive and in depth hockey training I have created the complete guide to stickhandling. I have written a number of articles on stickhandling as well as produced quite a few videos but many of the How to Hockey readers wanted a complete guide that shows ...


Deke of the Week 8 – Toe Drag


In the latest deke of the week (or month :P) we bring you the toe drag. The toe drag is a very effective move IF you can master it. This is one of those moves that you don't want to try in a game unless you have done it flawlessly 10 times in a row during practice. The first video shows you the ...


Stickhandling Progress Tracking Sheet


After releasing my Complete guide to stickhandling I had a number of requests for a way to track progress while completing the drills in the book / video. I decided to make the tracking sheet and methods available to everyone, but if you need some tips for stickhandling and drills / variations to ...


How to Backhand Toe Drag

backhand toe drag

Last summer I showed you how to toe drag and this summer I am going to show the backhand toe drag. The toe drag is a great move to use and very deceptive, if you can perfect the toe drag you will be able pull a few really nice dangles and have the guys on your bench cheering. A lot of people know ...


Deke of the Week 7 – Under the Stick Deke


This is one of my favourite dekes to pull on the defencemen when I am in a one on one situation and the D is matching my speed. If I have speed on the D I will usually pull a simple fake like I have shown in the previous dekes, but if the defencemen is matching your speed and skating backwards I ...


The Ultimate Off Ice Training Combo


I know that a lot of people will want to keep their hockey skills sharp over the summer. Every spring after a month or so without playing hockey I start to get the itch to play. I love hockey, and I not only want to play, but I also want to keep my skills sharp. I recently found a great combination ...


Deke of the Week 6 – Bank Shot


If you ever wanted a solid go-to move to break out of your own end, well...here it is. I use this move on a regular basis and it is pretty much fool proof. There is nothing super fancy about this move, but it is very effective and can result in a breakaway in some circumstances. Bank Shot Video ...


Deke Of the Week 5 – Double Deke


Last week we all learned about the single deke which involves a simple fake to one side, and then beating the player on the other side. Sometimes the player does not bite on your first fake, so you might need to toss in a second one, that is where the double deke comes in! In this video I show you ...


Deke of the Week 4 – Single Deke


Here is the fourth installment of the deke of the week, it's still pretty basic but we are slowly working our way up to the sneaky dekes. Some people on youtube have been asking me to do the more advanced dekes but what they don't understand is that with dekes there is probably a 10/90 rule. You ...


Deke of the Week 3 – Fakes


In the third edition of the deke of the week I am going to be talking about fakes. In my opinion a fake is not the same as a deke, but you can use fakes in your dekes. A "fake" is just a slight, or subtle movement that might freeze the opposing player for a slight second, sometimes a simple fake is ...


Deke of the Week 2 – Protecting the Puck


Here is the deke of the week #2, last week we talked about skating for open ice and this week we are building on that and teaching you to protect the puck. I know this isn't really a deke, but it is very important to know the fundamentals of hockey and really the point of playing is to set-up ...


Deke of the Week – Week 1 – Skate to Open Ice!

deke of week 1

Hey guys, I know I was promising this forever and here it finally is. I originally was going to call this 20 ways to beat the D, but I decided to call it the Deke of the Week and post a new on every week. We are going to start at the most basic moves, and then work our way up to some more advanced ...


20 Off-Ice Stickhandling Drills


Hey guys, I have had a lot of requests for off-ice stickhandling drills. There are a lot of great stickhandling drills out there and I could probably make about 20 videos, but luckily for me somebody already did! I would have loved to make these myself, but I figured the sooner I share them with ...


Complete Guide to the Hockey Stick Curve

Hockey Stick Curve Guide

I hear a lot of requests on hockey forums like modsquad hockey and the rink on hfboards.com about the curve of a hockey stick. Questions like "what is the best curve for shooting", "what is the best curve for a toe drag", "what curve should I use for saucer passes, or to score more goals". I ...


Hockey Dryland Training Tile Review

Hockey Training Tile

As a hockey player it is important to practice shooting and stickhandling on a regular basis. The big problem that most hockey players have though is finding a suitable surface to stickhandle and shoot off of. The biggest problem with shooting and stickhandling on pavement or asphalt is the ...


How to Toe Drag – Off ice Tutorial

off ice toe drag tutorial

I have had a tonne of requests from the subscribers of how to hockey to teach them how to toe drag. I wanted to wait until the ice is in, but I know a few good ways to practice the toe drag off ice so I thought I would write this article (and make a cool video!). Why Use a Toe Drag In my article ...