Players learn to stickhandle around another player.


  1. Pair up players and give one a puck.

How it Works

  1. Coach blows his whistle or says “Go.”
  2. The player on defense gets in a hockey stance.
  3. The player with the puck tries to control the puck and get it around the player.
  4. Players alternate playing with the puck.
  5. Run the drill for 5 minutes.

Coaching Tips

  • Players can take the puck around the side of the defender, go between his legs, etc.
  • Start out with defender standing stationary. As players improve with their puckhandling you can allow the defender more movement.