The types of variations utilised by teams depends largely on whether the team has a competent drag flicker or relies on a hit. In lower aged junior hockey, teams do not necessarily have a player capable of stick trapping for a hitter, or a player who can consistently hit or drag flick.
The predominance of drag flicking has encouraged the development of defensive formations designed to limit where in the goal a drag flicker can place the ball.
Penalty corner – how to do
Penalty corner – line defending
Penalty corner – the push out
Penalty corner – the trap
The aim is to reduce the touches on the ball to the minimum. To stop the ball from lifting it is important not to have the stick too upright and to minimize the bounce of your stick. When you are stopping the ball, try to guide it a little so the ball stops dead.