• Complete both training on and off the ice with shooting!
• Train all the different types of shots!
• Master you shot location – find what works best.
• Use your imagination and imagine yourself in different shooting modes during a game!
• Maximize your concentration on each individual shot!
• Compete with yourself and friends!
From the Swedish Ice Hockey Association Developmental Program, Joakim Nordström (Chicago Blackhawks) and Rickard Rakell (Anaheim Ducks) show how they train for shooting off-ice.
A good scorer practices their shots and shoots at least 100 shots daily. During on-ice team practices a player shoots about 20-25 shots on average, which is too little. If you shoot often enough, and are highly focused, you will automatically begin to push harder and with greater precision.
Vary your workout! Remember to practice standing with both feet pointing forwards towards the target and sideways. Here are some examples of shots that you can practice:
• Wrist Shot, Snap Shot, Slap Shot, Shovel Shot, Backhand Shot, One-Timers, Deke Shot