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LBYH Shooting Contest – Week 2
 
The second shot of the LBYH shooting contest is the snap shot. This shot has the quickest shot release with plenty of power. Mastering the snap shot is difficult and takes a lot of practice but it is well worth learning. The snap shot is quicker than a wrist shot and more accurate than a slap shot. The most important attribute of a good snap shot is the speed with which you can release the puck.The low snap shot is most effective because your teammates have a good chance to deflect it and the goalie is easily screened by his defenseman. Reminder, it is very important to emphasize the proper technique for each shot you take. Your objective is to shoot to score!
 
SNAP SHOT technique:
 
-         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 your grip
-         puck is positioned at your front foot
-         pull the stick back, slightly behind your back foot and using a quick, snap motion drive the stick down behind the puck striking the surface 2 to 3 inches behind the puck
-         contact with the puck should be made in the middle of your stick blade or a bit toward the heel
-         the bending and whipping of the stick in a forward, downward motion will create the power
-         snap your wrists through the puck as you make contact and make sure you transfer your weight quickly to create power
-         follow through low, pointing at the intended target to shoot low, your stick blade should be facing down when you finish