Hockey Shooting Tips
Let’s face it, everyone wants to score more goals. Review our ice hockey shooting drills, tips and tricks to get ahead of the competition. Developing a quick, accurate, and hard shot is something that doesn’t come overnight and takes practice. Shooting off-ice is a great way to improve your shot and can be really effective if done correctly.
- Practice Shooting Off-Ice. Dryland shooting is a great way to improve your shooting power and accuracy when ice is not available. Use our Hockey Shooting Board to practice your off ice shooting on a synthetic ice surface.
- Develop All Shot Types. Work on improving all shot types (wrist, backhand, snap, and slap) each time you practice shooting. The Hockey Shooting Tarp provides a durable and long lasting hockey shooting product that is recommended.
- Pick A Target. Always strive for accuracy when shooting. It’s important to pick your head up and aim for a target when shooting. Our 2″ Folding Hockey Goal with Backstop / Targets / Shooter Tutor are great for hockey shooting aim and accuracy.
- Use Proper Form. Proper form/technique is very important when learning to shoot the hockey puck, especially for beginners. Practicing your shot with the Shooting Pad is a great way to strengthen shooting muscles and improve your shooting form.
- Shoot Through Screens. Don’t be afraid to use a defensemen or a teammate as a screen when shooting on goal. A low shot works best in screen situations and using The Ultimate Goalie (with its lift up device) is a great way to practice shooting for spots on net.
- Transfer Weight. Transfer your weight from the back foot to the front foot when shooting. This results in a harder shot because it incorporates your entire body (legs most importantly) instead of just your upper body.
- Developing A Quick Release. Practice getting off your shots as quick as possible. One-time shots are very effective and can be easily practiced with the PassMaser.
- Roll Your Wrist. Roll wrist over when you shooting to increase velocity and accuracy.
- Shoot Hard. Always shoot as hard as you can (using good form) every time you shoot the puck. Use a shooting tarp to catch those great shots while working on accuracy.
- Hit the net. Always put the puck on the net because missing is a missed opportunity for you and your teammates. Practice shooting on an official size net such as the Hockey Goal, Backstop & Corner Target Kit to improve your shots on goal percentage.