– Hey everyone, today I want
to talk to you a little bit about receiving passes in sledge hockey. Now, depending on
if you are a player or your teammate is a player that has both legs or, for
example is a double amputee, passing to that
player as a target is gonna be slightly different. But the idea will always be that you wanna lead your
player with a pass as you would in
stand-up hockey. So, to give you an idea… When I’m skating
around in circles here, waiting for my D-man to hit me and I come up the wall… If you’re the D-man
and you’re by the net, when you wanna hit
me with a pass, you’re not gonna wanna
aim for my body or my bucket. You’re always gonna want to
aim for, at least, at minimum, my feet. But, ideally, you’re gonna
want to aim for about a foot in front of the player
and, of course, the more speed
that player has, the harder you’re gonna
want to hit them with a pass. But the idea is that, I’m gonna want to receive
the pass, roughly, about just above my knees,
all the way up to about a foot in front of
the end of my sled. And if you end up hitting your
player with a pass behind him, because we’re not able to
turn in sledge hockey so easily, like a skate backwards
while we’re moving with a play, what that does is that trying to grab, I mean, I can,
if I don’t have an opponent coming at me but that will
end up setting me up for a suicide pass and
opening my body to potentially end up
getting injured. Alright, so we’ll run through
it once just to show you where the areas my teammates
gonna hit me with a pass and we’ll do it again
at a faster speed. So I’ll come around,
always make sure you have your stick out for
a target, alright, now hit me. And now, I can
receive it at my hips. Keep the play going. Do it again and this time,
we’ll get it further in front. Okay, hit me. That’s it, and that was the
perfect pass in the sense that see how I was leaning
just far enough in front of me that I don’t worry about
opening my body up and it keeps the speed going. And we’ll do it one more
time now at full speed. Alright, so that was a great
example of hitting a player like myself who has legs or
a single-legged amputee. I’m not able to exactly, obviously, illustrate
what it would be like hitting a player
who’s a double amp, but if you have a
double amp teammate and you’re trying to hit
him or her with a pass, what you’re gonna
want to then is because they don’t have as
much of a body in front of them for you to lead
the puck with, essentially, you’re just imagining, say they’re above knee or
above knee double amputee, you have so much
smaller of a target, instead of leading the
player that far in front, you’re just leading
them this far in front. So, it’s mainly aiming
for their body and their core but just by
about a foot in front of them versus, in my case, you’re
aiming about two or three feet in front. So I can’t illustrate
that, of course. I mean, I could have my
teammate hit me dead center of my core or
my knee area with a pass but visualize, if your
teammate is a double amp, aim for just in front of their core of their body
versus their legs. And what this is gonna do is it’s going to improve
your accuracy amongst your teammates. It’s going to improve
your communication. And it’s going to continue to
help you move the game and the speed of
the game up the ice without losing control
of your passes. Hey everyone, thanks
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