Drills to Train for Shooting Accuracy

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by Jeremy Rupke on June 1, 2012

Practicing your shot can get a bit old if you are shooting on a regular basis, so I made a video showing a few drills that will make shooting a bit more fun. These drills are meant to test your accuracy, and also give you a goal to try to beat. I have embedded the video below, and underneath the video I have summed up the drills and also have a link to a shot log that you can download and use.

Drills to Improve your Shooting Accuracy

Download – Download the shot log sheet to keep track of your best times and best accuracy for each day

Video Summary

  • Around the World Drill ( perfect)
    • The goal of this drill is to hit all four targets in four shots. If you miss one you need to start over until you go 4 for 4
  • Around the World
    • With this drill you see how many shots it takes you to hit all for targets, say it takes you 7 shots. Now that is your milestone and you goal is to hit all 4 targets in less shots.
  • Around the World (multiple)
    • With this drill you can hit each target 3 times, or 4, times or 5 times etc, or go “around the world” multiple times. See how many shots it hit all four targets 5 times, or see if you can go 8 for 8, or 12 for 12!
  • Time Trial
    • With the time trial you time how long it takes you to hit all four targets, then try to beat your time. You can use a time trial for any accuracy drill
  • Rocket Drill
    • Pick a target and try to hit it 10 times, shooting as HARD as you can

Improve your Shooting Accuracy

Here are some old videos I did with tips to improve your Shooting Accuracy
Shooting for the top corners

Tips for shooting low

Improve your slapshot accuracy

You can read more about improving your accuracy in my article on how to improve accuracy in hockey or how to improve slapshot accuracy

If you want an Ez Goal check out my EZ goal review

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Hi my name is Jeremy. I LOVE hockey and I am passionate about improving and helping others improve. 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. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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Stephen August 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Where did you get the net for the corner shots and that sheet of ice you can shoot rubber pucks off of because im stuck shooting plastic pucks which are way different

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Jeremy Rupke April 17, 2013 at 8:08 am

The net is the EZ goal, I have a link for it at the bottom of the article. The sheet I shoot off of is a roll-up shooting pad. There is a link in our left sidebar and also a coupon code to save $10 off of it.

Payne July 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I played this annoying carny game at Wonderland where you shoot pucks at the four targets like you showed, and while I am more confident in my lower shots, I don’t get the elevation I need to hit the high shots. How do you get higher shots?

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Sam June 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I’m having a little trouble setting up the equipment. I’m just getting into hockey and trying to get better for next season, I was wondering what would be a good distance to set up the shooting pad from the goal. Also what is the tape at the bottom of your stick above the blade for? Great videos

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Jeremy June 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Shoot from where you normally shoot on the ice. If you are a forward practice from about 10-25ft and practice the odd time from a few feet from the net (shelfing the pucks in close)
I put tape above the blade to protect my stick when I take faceoffs, it helps reduce the amount of chips and dings that could lead to the stick breaking.

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