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Why it Works

Its been proven time and time again that only the proper motion done repeatedly will produce the desired results. The KwiK–Hands™ Stick Handling System is designed to force the proper motion. Through repetition, motion, and strength development, this system is designed to make you a better stick handler. Now lets take a look at why the system works.. 

"While muscular strength and muscular endurance are rarely limiting factors in stick handling for men, lack of forearm strengthened endurance can commonly limit youngsters. Stickhandling can also be improved outside of the weight room through practice. Once you can stickhandle well in place, work on stickhandling on the move, as this is how it needs to be done on the ice most of the time."

The quote above was taken from an article written by Mr. Ed Kubachka MS, CSCS and published in the New England Hockey Journal.

As stated in the How it Works section, strength development is very important for the youth hockey player. Since most stick handling time is spent using hockey balls, tennis balls etc the player does not increase strength in the muscles specifically involved in the stickhandling motion. The KwiK–Hands™ Stick Handling System is designed to solve that problem.

"In talking with other college hockey coaches, one of the topics that comes up frequently is the lack of good stickhandlers throughout all levels of hockey (this has changed in the last 15 years with the influx of European players). What the coaches are referring to is players with the ability to make a play.Making a play means beating a defender one on one or drawing a defender to you and then passing off. These are plays that often require some deception as well as a "high panic point" with the puck. They are plays that can only be made when one is proficient with the puck."

"There are 2 main reasons why hockey players do not handle the puck as well as a 20 years ago. The 1st reason is that teams are playing more and practicing less. In a twelve minute 3 period stop time game a player only gets onto the ice for about 12 minutes; of that time he has the puck on his stick less than 30 seconds." "The 2nd major reason is the win at all costs mentality that is prevalent on many teams at the youth level. Often coaches and parents do NOT want players handling the puck during a game. They are afraid of a turnover, which could result in a goal against their team. So they dumb the game down."

The quotes above are from Mr. Bob Richardson of the International Hockey Academy (IHA) and are published on his web site. Everything he says in this article is right on. If the players don't have confidence in their own skills, the coaches wont. Only with solid stick handling skills can a proper fake be done. It's this confidence that helps the player in tight situations. The KwiK–Hands™ Stick Handling System is designed to solve this problem.

The wrist roll motion is the only motion that can properly move the KwiK–Hands™ balls. It is this motion that will be repeatedly executed and committed to memory.

Proper hand usage is essential before the proper motion can be learned. The upper hand is the only hand used in the rolling of the wrist. The bottom hand is used to stabilize the stick.

Repetition is the key to committing a particular motion to memory. The ultimate goal is to commit the proper motion to memory. As a player gets older , the number repetitions needed to commit the same motion to memory will increase. As stated in the How it Works section, if you do just the standard workout you will do more repetitions in one day then you would in 3-4 games. The stick handling system is designed to solve this problem.