To provide an opportunity for youth in the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, Hadley, Sunderland, Belchertown and surrounding communities to play organized hockey. To instill a sense of honesty, courage, and respect in our youth, as well as teach t

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Off-Ice Drills

USA Hockey has created fun, age-appropriate dryland (off-ice) exercises that help deliver the agility, balance, coordination, strength and skill training that young players need to complement their on-ice play.

Age-specific drills are available on the USA hockey website in various categories: agility/balance, core/back, pass/receive/shoot, puck handle, run/jump and upper/lower.

Videos are available for the following stick handling drills:

  • Around the body
  • Balance board
  • Blinders drill
  • Figure eight
  • Golf balls
  • Hand slide wide
  • Hands and feet in motion
  • Obstacle course
  • Push pull
  • PVC/TP tube
  • Quick hands
  • Single leg hop
  • Soccer ball pass
  • Soft touch
  • Stick flip
  • Stick hackey
  • Through the body
  • Toe tap
  • Wide hands
  • Yo-yo