STATIONARY TARGET SHOOTING
Set up targets in the corners and other key areas of the net. Have players take shots from various distances and angles, aiming for these targets. This drill helps improve accuracy and shot placement.
Quick Release Shooting
Work on the speed of your shots by focusing on a quick release. Use a partner or a coach to pass the ball to the shooter, who must catch and shoot in one fluid motion. This simulates game situations where you need to release the ball rapidly.
Move and Shoot
Set up cones or markers around the field. Have players skate around these markers while receiving passes and shooting on the move. This drill helps players practice shooting in different situations and while maintaining their balance
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Fake and Shoot
Incorporate fakes and dekes into shooting drills. Have players practice different types of fakes (like a pump fake or a head fake) before taking a shot. This helps create shooting opportunities by confusing defenders and goalies.
Encourage players to practice behind-the-back shots. This unexpected shot can catch goalies off-guard and increase scoring opportunities. Start close to the net and gradually move farther away as players become more comfortable
Power Shooting from Close Range
Set up near the crease and work on powerful shots. Focus on accuracy and increasing shot velocity. This is especially effective for rebounds and quick shots close to the net.
Shooting Under Pressure
Create game-like situations where players have limited time and space to shoot. Add defenders to create pressure and force players to make quick decisions while maintaining accuracy.
Work on shooting off passes from teammates. Players should practice getting open, receiving passes, and taking quick shots. This drill emphasizes teamwork and positioning.
Shooting in Traffic
Simulate transition scenarios where players receive a pass while on the run and shoot in full stride. This drill is great for developing fast-break opportunities and maintaining accuracy while moving.