Grip Your Stick for Greatness

One example of developing the right habits of excellence in practice is paying attention to how you hold your stick. While many players might take this for granted, how you grip your stick is very important. You want your stick to be an extension of you, to feel like it's a natural extension of your body. How do you get to this point?

The three key things to remember are:

  1. Hold hands in a comfortable position 6 to 10 inches apart
  2. Grip the stick with your fingers, not your entire hand, for a better feel; form a V with the thumb and forefinger
Pretty simple, right? Maybe, but don't forget; practice is a time to develop habits of excellence, even when they seem simple or easy. Truly excellent hockey players practice excellence in every aspect of their game, every time they step on the ice.

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