Is there a secret for "speed" with Wrist Shots?
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03-16-2007, 12:55 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: North Shore, MA
I'll agree with Mr Jiggyfly to a point. A snap shot is to a wrist shot as a pistol is to a long range rifle.
Good in tight spaces
Easier to shoot "on the fly" (while skating)
Lacks the range or power of a wrist shot
(also effective for short passes over an opponent's stick)
Takes longer to load & fire
Requires more space
Excellent for long range shots from the perimeter or passes outside of the defensive zone.
And don't forget the backhand. So I'd agree that the snap shot is most often used and deserves a good amount of practice time. But each shot serves its own specific purpose. I'd never discourage anybody from learning a particular shot -- the more options you have for shots the more effective a scorer you can be when used properly (practice!) and in the right situations.
At this stage I recommend (especially for a 12 year old) practicing the wrist shot first before moving on to the others. It's good for strength building and is less impact on the body than the other two. JMHO
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