I have to admit, when I first received these wooden eggs, I had no idea what to do with them. After giving it some thought, I came up with a few uses.
Use 1: Rebounds and Deflections
As a forward, I often find myself in front of the net fighting for a loose puck or looking for a quick rebound. Garbage collecting is a great way to score goals, but most defenders don’t appreciate forwards parking themselves in front of the net. Time is of the essence. To simulate a puck bouncing of a goalies’ stick or pads, try throwing one of these eggs against the wall. Their oblong shape makes the ricochet unpredictable. Also, the eggs are light so you don’t have to worry about them denting the wall or smacking your shins.
Use 2: Juggling
It’s easy to volley a puck or a ball a few times, but try tossing one of these eggs in the air. Once it’s up, see if you can keep it from hitting the ground by tapping it with your stick blade. It’s a good hand-eye coordination exercise. Afterall, you never know when you might have to bat a wild puck out of midair.
Use 3: Obstacles
If you are practicing your stickhandling skills on a smooth surface with a puck or ball, these eggs can be used as cones. Practice deking between them or toe-dragging around them to add a little more dimension to your do-it-yourself drills.
That’s all! If you know of any more uses, let us know in the comments.
You can purchase a 5-pack of Scrabled Eggs and other hockey training products at HockeyTrain.com.