How to be ready for receiving a check from behind: load your legs and give yourself some grip using your stopping edges. When pushing from behind, we need to be safe. Generally, we try to avoid it but safe techniques exist for containment when their back is turned to you. Put your hands on the opposition and use these techniques to stop them from getting past you when they have their back turned to you. No part of your stick touches their body, instead use a fist with your top hand and an open handed glove with your lower hand for grip. Load your arms and legs and then push! Great skill to have for all ages and skill levels.