A good shot is essential to becoming a successful hockey player. Whether you are a forward or
defenseman, a powerful and stable shot technique is essential to help your team. But how do you
train for the perfect shot? And what makes a good shot technique? In this article, we explore these
questions and explain why it is important to train your shot regularly at home.
The first step to a good shot is a stable stance. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, your knees
slightly bent, and your posture balanced to generate power. Grip on the stick is equally important.
Your upper hand should be at the top of the stick, and your lower hand should be about halfway
down the shaft. Also, make sure to keep your head up and your eyes on the target.
Accuracy is also a vital aspect of a good shot. Focus on placing the shot in the four corners of the net
rather than just shooting with force.
Lastly, don’t forget the importance of deception. Fakes and dekes can influence your opponent and
increase your chances of scoring. Practice different shot techniques and be creative with your shot
to make the goalie uncertain.
Regular training can increase your accuracy, power, and overall value as a player. Once you have
mastered the basics, you can begin training. One of the best methods for improving your shot is to
practice regularly. You can do this at home with a shot tunnel or in an ice rink. At Pro Hockey Europe,
we offer shot tunnels that are perfect for home shot training. Or attend one of our Pro Hockey
Europe camps, ideally the stickhandling camp, where we specifically train the shooting technique
twice off the ice. We strive to help young players reach their full potential and become successful
athletes both on and off the ice.