Mike Smith graciously spent 30 minutes on ice at the NET360 camp with the two youngest goalies on the ice going over some of his keys to being a world class puck handler.
We’ve broken it up into a series of four shorter videos to share with our InGoal Premium Members.
Part one of the series included a look at purposeful practice, accepting mistakes, the importance of skating beyond traditional crease movement patterns, and getting your defensemen and coaches on the same page about where to go on the ice.
In Part two Smith answered a few questions, talking about how he holds the stick, reading the forecheck and the vital role that communication plays.
Today we present part three as the Oilers veteran takes his students through a few skating drills emphasizing the footwork skills that help set him apart from his peers – and note that he mentions practicing these every day when he gets on the ice for 10 minutes or so.
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