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05-02-2009, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DevilsFan38 View Post
This is my biggest weakness (well, maybe one of my biggest - there's a lot of them). Is there any way to work on this other than just getting on the ice and passing a puck with someone? None of the rinks in my area have sticktime, so that's kind of hard to do.
I'm still trying to improve in this area, but here's something that's helped me a bit. If you're practicing with a ball (golf, quik-hands, tennis or floor hockey ball are all fine) bounce it off a wall and practice fielding the rebound. Standing still, in motion, on your forehand and backhand, and finally settling a bouncing ball.

If the problem is with anticipating the pass you could even go out with a few friends and run pass patterns with a football or basketball. It's a similar concept -- knowing where the passer is, communicating where you're going and where to throw the ball, etc. Most important, you don't need ice to practice.

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