The grip is the way your player holds the hockey stick with their hands.There is little variation in how a player can hold a hockey stick, but as you execute various skills players, will slide their hands up and down the stick. When dribbling, the top hand, nearly always left, does 90% of the work, whilst the right hand is looser and allows the stick to rotate freely within and simply supports the stick, as you dribble the ball.
Starting with the basic hockey grip the videos below will ensure your players are able to dribble, play reverse sweep, take a shot at goal and even understand how to run with the stick when not on the ball.
Holding the Stick Place your left hand at the top of stick and right hand at the bottom of the stick. Grips will change for different skills performed. When you are moving off the ball, the stick should be carried in front of the body with the head pointing to the ground ready to make contact with the ball.
Bring the left hand about 6 inches down the stick, and then bring the right hand up to meet it.
Hold the stick in two hands with the flat side facing upwards. This is the grip for a reverse sweep.
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