Powershooting for Hockey - Part 3

Posted by Eric Hofmann on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Under: Health and Fitness blog

Here we are on part 3 of our 6 part series. Discussing and breaking down a hockey players ideal off season training methods. So far in Part 1 we discussed what to do initially as you transition into the off-season along with guide you into a training program suitable for those first weeks of the off-season. In Part 2 we discussed a stick-handling program that should be coupled to a power shooting program which we will discuss more into detail here in Part 3.

As mentioned in Part 2. Power shooting should be coupled with Stick-handling. Meaning no matter what portion of your off-season you are currently in (i.e) mass, strength, speed, conditioning, etc. You will always have the same or close to the same stick-handling & power shooting program. Pending the day of the week it currently is Even or Odd will dictate what skill you will work on for that day. Since stick-handling is your ODD day chosen skill (gone over into detail in Part 2) Power shooting will be your EVEN day skill.



You will want a net or shooting tarp within nothing behind it. You will want to have room where missed shots, ricochets, etc. Will not damage anything or anyone. After a small 5-10 minute warm-up including stretching you will want to go about power shooting as follows:

Distance: Roughly top of circles

25 wrist shots - focusing on just hitting the net
25 wrist shots - right leg only
25 wrist shots - left leg only
25 wrist shots - rapid fire; picking targets

25 backhand shots - focusing on just hitting the net
25 backhand shots - focusing on top half of net
25 backhand shots - focusing on bottom half of net

25 snap shots - focusing on just hitting the net
25 snap shots - right leg only
25 snap shots - left leg only
25 snap shots - top 2 corners only
25 snap shots - bottom 2 corners only
25 snap shots - 5 hole only

Distance: Blue line roughly

25 slap shots - focusing on just hitting the net
25 slap shots - focusing on top half of the net
25 slap shots - focusing on bottom half of the net
25 one - timers - focusing on hitting the net; if possible

Total pucks shot: 425



As you progress throughout the off-season the numbers of reps/distances/type of shot will change. For the most part though this is a great starting point. 425 shots in one training session is a lot of shots down range. Imagine if you did this twice a week for say 12 weeks. You would have shot 10,200 pucks. I can almost certainly guarantee your shot will improve from accuracy to speed. You will want to focus on your mechanics of your shooting. The best thing to do is record your shooting technique and compare that to various youtube videos and/or have your respective coaches look at it for feedback. The biggest items we see when teaching shooting are as follows: keeping knees bent and butt down, follow through towards your target, roll your wrist, control your follow-thru.

Best of luck!

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