How To Hockey

Simple Tips to Improve Your Shooting at Home

I have been working with HockeyShot.com lately to produce a series of hockey training videos. The videos come in two parts, how to perform a certain skill, and another video on how to improve that skill at home. The on-ice videos are on my Youtube channel and the off-ice videos are on the Hockey Shot channel. In this post I have embedded all of the off-ice videos to help you learn to improve your shooting at home.

In each video I give a few simple tips that should help you improve your shot. If you need a step-by-step breakdown of the shots you can watch the on-ice video.

Improve your Wristshot at Home


In this video I explain a few common mistakes that I see people make when they are shooting at home. I show you how you can correct these mistakes and improve the power of your wrist shot.

Covered in the video

  • Using every muscle to get power
  • Weight transfer
  • Getting your top hand out of it’s holster
  • Using the whip effect for more power
  • Use the quick release

Tips to Improve your Snapshot at Home


Covered in this video

  • Training at home how you would shoot on the ice
  • Use a lot of pucks!
  • Basic technique of the snapshot
  • Weight transfer for the snapshot
  • Getting the hands in front of you
  • Using the snap to get power

Tips to improve the Backhand at home


Covered in this video

  • The mechanics of the backhand
  • A trick to getting the puck up
  • How to add power to the shot
  • Weight transfer

On-Ice Videos

If you guys want to see the on-ice versions of these videos check out my articles on how to take a wrist shot, how to take a backhand, and how to take a snapshot. In the videos I give you step-by-step instructions to help you learn the shots.

Training Aids I use

In these videos I am using a roll-up shooting pad, and the EZ-goal net. I always recommend a shooting pad and a good net to anyone who wants to work on their skills at home.

Remember my #1 tip for any shot is take 100 shots a day – the only way you can improve your technique is through practice.

 

Coach Jeremy