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The ability to shoot the puck in a variety of game situations is an important skill in the complete player’s toolbox.
There are very few times in a game when a player is in the perfect position to shoot the puck. If a player waited to be in the ideal shooting position, the number of shots and scoring opportunities would be dramatically reduced. No matter what position you are in when shooting the puck, you’ll need to be accurate to hit the net.
Here are 3 tips to help improve your shooting accuracy.
One of the most repeated phrases in hockey is ‘keep your head up’. This is also true for passing and shooting. Whenever you have the puck and are preparing to shoot, make sure to look for options and choose your target.
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Once you’re comfortable with your accuracy, randomize your shot order because you never know what’s going to be open in game situations. To improve your accuracy, it’s all about your technique and practice. With good technique and increased repetition, your muscle memory will improve.
To complete this challenge: Hit all four corners in only four shots once a day for five days. As you progress, focus on increasing your speed. Switch up the order of the corners to add another layer of difficulty and test your muscle memory.
Think it’s easy? Check out the NHL All-Star Skills Challenge to see how the pros do.
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