Using a hockey passer training aid is a great way to build your skills. In a game, passing and receiving skills are priceless. It’s important to be able to receive a pass with heat and know how to handle it when you get it. The Sniper’s Edge PassMaster is built for the players that want to push their game to the next level. Here are some passer training drills that are designed to help you master the one-timer shot. Having a great shooting tarp will help with all of these exercises.
1. Moving Hockey Passing Drill
This drill allows you to keep moving as you make your way through the exercise.
Set your PassMaster at the edge of your rink with the triangle point facing away from you, and your hockey tarp to your right or left.
Get close to the PassMaster and start by passing a puck to it. Let it rebound, then pass it back. Each time you pass to it, take a step back and repeat so that each pass that comes back you are further from the passer. After the fourth pass as the puck rebounds to you take a forehand shot at the goal and make a point. Do this 5 times then switch the passer to the opposite side and focus on your backhand shot at the end.
2. Stationary Hockey Passing Drill
Set your passer up to sit with the triangle point facing away from you, on your dominant hand side a couple of feet out from your shooting tarp so that the rebounding puck will come at your dominant side from the goal in front of you.
Pass the puck with a forehand pass to the rebounder and let it come back to you. Slide the puck behind your body to your other side and shoot a slick forehand shot into the goal.
Repeat this exercise 4 or 5 more times, then switch to the other side of the goal then reverse backhand to forehand and forehand to backhand.
3. Hockey Passing / Stickhandling Drill
This drill is a little different. This way you can get a feel for the puck coming from either side of the passer, and sharpen you up close skills.
Start with your passer a couple of feet in front of you with the triangle point facing you. This way there are two open rebounding sides in front of you. Have the shooting tarp in front of you so that you have a clear shot at it.
Choose whichever side you’d like to start with and put a puck down in front of it. Make two quick touch passes then switch to the other side. Repeat this a few times then slap the puck over and make a backhand shot.
Reverse back and forth between backhand shots and forehands shots.
Repeat this exercise 4 or 5 times.
These are only three out of literally thousands of ways you could hone your passing and shooting skills with a hockey passer and rebounder. This can be done on concrete, or whatever surface you choose including synthetic ice. The main thing is that you continue to practice and train until you are unbeatable and unstoppable.