Continued from: Puck Handling Fundamentals – Getting Started
Once you are comfortable controlling the puck in each of these positions, practice moving the puck from one position to each of its neighbour positions with longer stick movements. For example, move the puck from Position 1 to Position 2 on the front of the stick. Lifting the stick off the ice, cradle your stick by rolling the wrists and stopping the puck in Position 2 by capturing the puck under the back side of the stick blade. Return to Position 1 and be sure to capture the puck underneath the front side of your stick blade. Continue practicing between Positions 2-3, 3-4, 4-5.
You have created an “Arc of Control” by learning to stick handle the puck along the line that connects Positions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. I encourage you to challenge yourself by extending your “Arc of Control” beyond Position 1 and beyond Position 5.