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HockeyShot Tip of the Month: Advanced Pass & Shot Drills


You can find a lot of hockey passing tips and shooting advice on, though the only way to really get good at them is to practice in an environment where you can concentrate.

You want to practice receiving the pass with your back to the net so you get some practice taking a pass, moving and shooting.

If you find yourself without a friend or teammate to practice with, HockeyShot’s Passers & Passing Kits are good tools for rebounding the puck back to yourself so you can keep your practice going, without damaging walls, garage doors or your mom’s rose bushes!


hs1Drill #1 – The Pass, Receive and Shoot Forehand Shot Drill
Just like it sounds, this drill involves passing the puck to your partner, receiving a pass back, a quick stickhandling move while spinning around 180 degrees before taking a shot from the backhand on net.

Drill #2 – The Pass, Receive and Shoot Forehand Shot Drill
This drill seems to be pretty much the same. Imagine you want to out-maneuver a defensive player. When you get the return pass, you will want to either sweep the puck with your stick as you pivot the 180 degrees, or you keep the puck still while you skate around the puck to the other side to face the net. Then you take your shot.

hs3-useDrill #3 – The Pass, Receive and Move to the Power Backhand Shot
This drill involves taking the pass with your back to the goal net on your forehand. You quickly push the puck away from your body and flip the blade of your stick over the puck. Finally, you make a quick flick of your wrist with a backhander, hopefully over the goalie’s blocker and into the net for a goal.

Drill #4 – The Pass, Receive and Through the Legs Spin and Shoot Drill
For this drill, pass to your buddy, or the recommended HockeyShot Passer. When you receive the puck back, tap it between your skates, and then pivot around so you catch the puck from yourself, and then make a snap shot into the right corner of the net. You might want to practice this drill many times before you put it into use in a game.

Drill #5 – The Pass, Full-Spin and Receive Before Shooting Drill
This drill can be done with either a forehand or backhand shot. First pass and receive the puck after you spin around towards the net. Then shoot the puck while the goalie’s jaw is still resting on his chest from your graceful techniques.

Drill #6 – The Pass between Legs, Receive from Between Legs and Shoot Drill
Here’s another cool drill you can have some fun with. Pass the puck to your partner or recommended HockeyShot Passer. Have the puck come back between your legs, and then take a forehand or backhand shot, depending on what you feel like doing.

Practicing all these drills will be a lot of fun and will greatly improve your passing and shooting skills. Have fun, work hard, and you’ll find you’re racking up more goals and impressing the fans with your fancy stick work. The two products I personally recommend for these drills are the 4-Way Elite Passer and Crowd Goes Wild Shooting Tarp.

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— HockeyShot Bench Boss Coach Jeremy

(Feb. 13, 2019)

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