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03-08-2010, 03:35 AM
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HowToHockey
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Yeah the passthepuck site is really good, filled with drills!

The best way is to go out and practice, there are not a lot of drills for this as when you skate backwards your main goal is to keep the puck on your stick, and not run into anything. Also not to many skaters spend a lot of time skating backwards with the puck, usually if you are skating backwards you will be defending.

What I would do is just practice skating backwards with the puck, move it side to side, and then practice moving it back and forth. push it fowards, pull it back, then move side to side a bit, push it forwards, pull it back. This will give you a bit more confidence once you can do this easily

Also practice skating backwards and stickhandling with the puck in front of you, and to both side, and even behind you a bit. This way you will be comfortable stickhandling with the puck around your entire body, so no matter what situation you find yourself in, or which direction you are going, you will be able to control the puck!

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