So you want to be a great hockey player?
Everybody wants to know how to shoot, but developing the habits of excellence means focusing in practice. And one key area of focus is 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.)
Keys to a Good Grip
How do you get to this point?
The three key things to remember are:
- Hold hands in a comfortable position 6 to 10 inches apart
- 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.