Don’t Shoot the Puck!

I work with a lot of hockey players and I’m always trying to figure out common errors in their shots so they can progress as quickly as possible. A common trend I notice with players is their tendency to try to shoot the puck. This can happen with the slapshot, wristshot and snapshot.

This video will give you a simple change of belief that should help you rethink your approach to shooting. Watch the video, take some shots, and let me know how it feels!

Takeaways from the Video

  • Before the puck is released, the stick should be flexed
  • The blade should not remain flush with the puck during the shot. If you’re doing this you are “shooting the puck”
  • In each shot focus more on flexing the stick, when you can figure out how to do that, you will unlock new power in your shot
  • In order to flex the stick the shaft of the stick needs to be in front of the blade
  • Your hand position is important. Your top hand should come away from the body during the shot

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Hi my name is Jeremy Rupke. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. I'm active on Instagram, Facebook and more, you can follow through the links above.
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1 Comment
  1. Reply Paul July 5, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Very helpful as are all the tips on your site. Thank You

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