A common problem I see with newer hockey players is something I call “not finishing your shot”. In hockey it’s common knowledge that to get more power, you need good weight transfer, but that’s how you start your shot, so how do you finish it?
Finishing your shot requires a “snap” motion at the end. It happens in the wristshot, snapshot, and backhand and will help you get some extra power and accuracy in your shot. A good snap requires the use of your wrists, and proper placement of the stick to allow for a push-pull motion at the end of your shot. In the video below I explain the concept and show some examples
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In this video I talk specifically about using your wrists in your shot to get more power and accuracy. I also share a simple exercise that you can do on a daily basis to improve.
Beyond using the wrists
Using your wrists is important, but getting the stick in the right position to finish your shot is also crucial to adding more power. In this video I show you how you can add extra power to your shot, and improve your quick release.
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