This 2' hardwood ball is the BEST tool that a player can use to develop soft, quick hands. Think of the Swedish Stickhandling ball as the 'Speed bag' of stickhandling training. Use this ball 10-15 minutes a day and you will see a dramatic improvement in the players ability to handle the puck. Every player should carry one of these balls in their hockey bag! They should use it at home, before and after practice and before the game as a warm-up to stimulate the neurological motor system. Don't be left without the training tool that is giving the other players the winning edge.
The history behind the Swedish Stickhandling ball. About 15 years ago North American hockey players started to copy the Swedish players who used wooden balls to practice their stickhandling. The North American players did not have access to the wooden balls so they began using golf balls instead. Many College and NHL Players who have been using a golf ball say that they prefer using the wooden balls because they do not bounce as much as the golf ball and you can shoot the wooden balls.
Other stickhandling balls may have the same weight as a puck but do not move at the same speeds as the puck on the ice because the ice is more slippery and has a faster glide coefficient. When a player uses a ball that weighs the same as a puck on any other surface they are working against this resistance and it is considered strength training not hand quickness. Thus balls that weigh the same as the puck are put in the resistance category and = slow strength. A simple test is to try to move any ball fast back and forth across the body reaching wide quickly. Most balls will stick to the surface and not fly quickly. The wooden balls actually moves faster than the puck on the ice and is the best training ball to develop fast hands and quick wrists.
Team Pack 20 Balls - Special Edition...Colored...with Logo....and Autographed!!!
Managers, Coaches and Captains take note - this is a 20 pack, perfect for team practices and a great gift item for the holidays.