The fine-tuning will certainly come, but in baseball, you want to swing hard. In hockey, you want to shoot hard. But we want you to shoot hard. A good, hard pass is basically an on-the-ice wrist shot. The reasons are myriad.
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If you want to stickhandle the puck and do it smoothly and cleanly with some legitimate speed, the black one moves slow. Passing and receiving skills are enhanced with the blue puck as well. Martel also talked about one of those milestone moments for a hockey player: learning to master lifting the puck, which is so important to scoring in more creative ways among other things.
That said, overloading kids with internal information is not the way to help them shoot. Just tell them to go pick a spot on the boards and hit it over and over again.
When we start to overdo the mechanical, the learning science shows that it messes them up more and more. Tag s : Newsletters. Which makes me think is the crux of your problem; and that's why you're currently experiencing weak wristers. What I mean is how far back your starting position of your shot is.
Noir , Mar 13, Noir - I am positioning the stick about even with my back foot or 6" behind my back foot. I know it should be further back, but as you had mentioned I am trying to get the feel for the entire process of the shot. Hey bud, for the one video about "flicking the wrists" I think he over exagerates it a bit, I tried flicking my wrists like he shows in the video and it just feels weird but there is that natural flick motion needed in the wrist shot. Let me break it down: Think of the blade as being closed, open, closed You start with the blade closed on the puck cupping it this lets you use your muscles properly to put a lot of power into the shot You pull the puck in, and the blade will naturally open up Once the puck is almost in front of you the blade will be open and this causes the puck to roll up on the blade At this point you roll your hands over or close the blade to put an extra bit of power on your shot and it helps for aim.
I explain it at the beginning of this video, it's for the snapshot but similar physics for the wrist shot. HowToHockey , Mar 13, It might be helpful to think of the wrist shot as a push-pull motion. Your bottom hand becomes the pivot point. You push down and through the puck with your bottom hand. As you approach the release point of the shot you pull back with your top hand while still pushing through with your bottom hand and rotating through with your wrists.
This will add extra velocity and energy to your shot. Anubis79 , Mar 13, HowToHockey - You have some great tips and pointers both on your site and on here your hockey stop videos, well, helped me learn the hockey stop Noir - Again thank you much kind person don't want to insult by saying sir or ma'am as I do not know, heh your tips and pointers are greatly appreciated!
Should my top hand then be out a little ways from my body? The videos posted above are all good ones. Here's another one that you may find helpful.
Yes, you definitely want your hands away from your body, but not way out. If you're too close you lose your range of motion along with the lever and fulcrum setup you want. I'm not an expert and I in no way have a pro shot, but I can shoot with decent accuracy and velocity. Pulling with the top hand was one of the things I read for getting a better shot. People with more experience can correct me if I'm wrong though. Anubis79 - Cool deal, I will keep that in mind.
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BlackNYellow , Mar 14, I'll be first to admit my slap shot is garbage so I spent a lot of time working on my wrist shot and snap shot. To start working on your wrist shot, the HowToHockey vid posted above is spot on. I want to stress 2 things that were said. First, start practicing with the puck about a foot behind your back leg and have your stick behind the puck angled over it.
This will get you used to the motion you need to propel the shot.
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Think of it like pulling back on a bow and arrow. The next important part was keeping your bottom hand higher on the stick. This will allow for the fulcrum to be better placed and give you some nice torque. After you get the feel for the shot, it will naturally start getting better and better. Keep your head up and keep your eyes where you want the puck to go. Obviously none of us are ever going to shoot as well as an ex-NHLer like Iafrate, and as a beginner it will certainly be a LONG time and a LOT of practice before you even come close, but I think it can help to see the slow-mo in terms of what you should be shooting for.
I haven't read over all of what's been said in this thread. That's what your blade is doing, you cradle the blade over the puck, as it comes forward you open it slightly and the "snap" of the wrist shot comes from closing your blade, pointing it at the target. Keep your head up, look where you want to shoot. I had a similar problem when I first started.
I had a guy at my local hockey shop who helped me a lot when I was learning to skate and helped me learn to shoot as well. See if you can find someone who knows what they're doing to watch you and see if they can help. Many people are more than willing to help you out because it means more people to play at a higher level and more fun pick up games.
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Fleuryoutside29 , Mar 15, Of course, the faster your weight transfer, so will your flick have to simultaneously be fast. You won't realize it but it'll work by automation that at the end portion of your flick, the puck has also travelled from the heel portion of your blade to your toe. Noir , Mar 15, You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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