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Players should continue to master all of the skills for the younger levels and add the following at the Pee Wee level.  Players must learn and master:


Individual Skills



Skating

  • edge control
  • ready position
  • forward start right/left
  • forward stride
  • one-foot stop
  • backward skating
  • forward crossover
  • backward crossover
  • mohawk
  • lateral skating
  • backward crossunder start
  • backward two-skate stop
  • backward power stop (one skate)

Puck Control

  • forehand shift
  • backhand shift
  • change of pace
  • slip through
  • slip across
  • puck off the boards
  • puck protection
  • give and take
  • backward puck control

Passing and Receiving

  • forehand
  • backhand
  • snap
  • receiving with the stick
  • receiving with the skate
  • receiving with the hand
  • surround the puck
  • one-touch pass
  • indirect (board) pass
  • flip - saucer pass (forehand and backhand)
  • wrap around
  • breakout
  • alley-oop

Shooting

  • wrist
  • backhand
  • snap
  • flip
  • slap
  • fake shot
  • rebounding
  • tipping

Checking

  • poke check
  • hook check
  • stick press
  • lift the stick check
  • covering
  • receiving a check
  • shoulder check
  • angling - steering - deflecting
  • gap control

Goalkeeping

  • parallel shuffle
  • lateral t-glide
  • forward and backward moves
  • glove save
  • leg save
  • skate save
  • stacking save
  • "V" drop
  • playing the angles
  • rebounds
  • situations

Team Skills

Offense

  • offense in the defensive zone
  • offense in the neutral zone
  • offense in the offensive zone
  • power play systems
  • face-offs
  • one-on-one confrontations
  • two-on-one confrontations
  • entering the zone

Defense

  • territorial defense
  • one-man forechecking
  • two-man forechecking
  • backchecking
  • center-on-point defensive coverage
  • wings-on-point defensive coverage
  • man-short situations
  • one-on-one confrontations
  • shot blocking