Wrist Shots: setup in practice versus game situation
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07-31-2012, 09:33 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
In my opinion, the first step in learning the wrist shot is the mechanics and being able to load your stick, generate power, and maintain your balance.
You start to learn those three things from a "perfect" position at first, then start moving in to the shot.
Finally, once you can comfortably shoot in motion, start shooting from all angles and locations.
In practice, you almost never shoot from a "perfect" position, but off the rush, from the boards, even from the goal crease trying to chip it in (good to practice that as well).
The more situations you practice, the more you will execute without thinking in a game situation, which is critical for success.
Here's my video about the basics of wrist shots FWIW. I learned to shoot by learning these fundamentals off ice from a stand still, then walking in to the shot, then performing on ice, and finally shooting from all angles and locations.
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