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LBYH Shooting Contest – Week 1
Wrist Shot Technique
 
The first shot of the LBYH shooting contest is the wrist shot. This week’s focus will be shooting to the low corners of the net. The wrist shot is the most accurate of all the shots. By developing a quick and accurate wrist shot, you will increase your ability to score goals. The proper technique is described below. Reminder, it is very important to emphasize the proper technique for each shot you take. Your objective is to shoot to score!
 
WRIST SHOT:
 
-          begin from a ready position with knees and ankles bent, head and chest up
-          body turned to the side with weight on back foot
-          lower the bottom hand slightly on the stick shaft and firm up grip
-          puck is on cupped stick blade near heel of the stick blade
-          stick and puck start near or behind the back foot
-          sweep the puck forward and shift weight to the front leg
-          use a quick push/pull action with the arms and quickly turn the wrists over while shooting
-          rotate or twist the upper body toward the target with shoulders finishing square to the target
-          rotate the front foot toward the target
-          follow through low, rolling the wrists over and pointing at the intended target to shoot low
 
For a video demonstration of the proper technique, please go to the following link at USA Hockey. http://www.usahockeyskillsanddrills.com/demo/index.html   The link will bring you to the main menu. From there, browse skills, shot techniques and finally wrist shot.