Ice Hockey Tips and Hockey Skills: How to Shoot a Wrist Shot

Many times hockey players will ask our professional training staff how to shoot a puck.  They quickly point out that it isn't specific enough to just learn how to shoot a hockey puck.

There are different hockey shots for different situations.  In this ice hockey tips blog we are going to concentrate on one of the most common and critical to learn: the wrist shot or wrister.

There are many hockey shooting drills and hockey shooting tips for learning how to take an effective wrist shot.  We have learned, when teaching hockey shooting, that is critical to concentrate on and master the basics.  By doing this you will see great improvement on the accuracy and speed of your hockey wrist shot.

How to Master Your Wrist Shot

These are the critical basics to work on and perfect when practicing your hockey wrister:

1. Slide your body forward, leaving the puck at your back foot.

2. The most effective wrist shot is a pull motion.  You want to pull the puck from your back foot toward the net.

3. Puck position on your stick is critical.  Position the puck out as far as possible on the tow of the stick, with the heel of the stick off the ice just a bit.

4. Step forward towards the target while pushing down with your bottom hand to apply pressure to the toe of the stick.

5. Pull and follow through with the blade to the target.

Here is a video showing the basics discussed above:


As your are practicing your wrist shot, a great hockey training aid to use is a hockey shooting tarp.  It is important to shoot towards and try to hit a target and not just throw the puck into an empty net.  A hockey shooting tarp is a great way to improve you wrist shot accuracy.  Just for reading our blog, here is a 10% off coupon code for the world's leading hockey tarp - the Sniper's Edge Hockey Shooting Tarp.

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August 30, 2016 — Lance Pitlick

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