Save Your Stick with this Roll-up Skill Pad that Mimics the Feel of Real Ice!
As is the case with off-ice shooting practice, when working on your stickhandling you need a good slick surface to work on. This is the case for two reasons:
To save your stick: Sticks are expensive these days, and you want to be using your game stick for your off-ice stickhandling and shooting drills.
To mimic the ice surface: It’s no secret that pucks don’t slide well on concrete. You want to work on a surface that will act and feel as close to real ice as possible.
HockeyShot’s Roll-up Shooting & Skill Pad will accomplish both of these objectives. It’ll protect your stick, and give you a smooth, slick surface on which your pucks will slide and feel just like they would on real ice!
This surface can be used as a shooting pad or a skill pad. It will work really well either way, but I actually prefer it as a skill pad to be used for stickhandling because it is so big. This skill pad is 4′ by 8′ which gives you tons of room to work on your stickhandling and passing skills.
As the name suggests, this skill pad is made of a flexible material, which means you can roll it up and take it with you or store it. While this is great for portability, the one drawback about this feature is that it takes a little time for it to lay down flat after you’ve had it rolled up. It eventually does stay flat, just leave it on a hard, flat surface whenever possible.
Finally… A High-Quality Hockey Drill Diagramming Software for Mac Users!
I’m sure you know by now, I’m a BIG DrillDraw fanboy. I’ve been using it for years now, and I really like it. The one drawback to DrillDraw is that it is only available for Windows, which interferes with the fact that I’m also an Apple fanboy, who does most of his work on a Mac.
Over the past few years I’ve had a lot of folks ask if I knew of a decent drill diagramming alternative for Mac users, and up until now I haven’t had a good answer… but those days are over now!
My good friend, Kevin Muller from HockeyShare has just released a CROSS-PLATFORM, drill diagramming software that you can use with any operating system. In fact, the software is web-based, which means you can access your drills, and use the software from ANY computer too!
On top of that, he’s integrated the software into his existing database of hockey drills, so you can share YOUR drills, access OTHER coaches’ shared drills, and even import shared drills from other coaches straight into your own practice plan. The concept is incredible!
CLICK HERE to set up your free account at HockeyShare CLICK HERE to check out the Drill Diagrammer “demo model” CLICK HERE to take a look at HockeyShare’s huge drill database