Players practice three different types of shots. Goalies get practice defending shots on goal.


  • You need two goalies, and two lines that form at center ice.
  • A coach is at each end of the ice.3 Chances Hockey Shooting Drill

How it Works

  1. When the coach blows the whistle, players from both lines break toward the net.
  2. The coaches pass the pucks to the players who try to deke the goalie and score.
  3. After shooting, the players continue their momentum around the net and then break across the ice again, receive a pass, and take a quick wrist shot.
  4. After the wrist shot the player will stop and the coach will drop a puck in front of the net like a rebound and the goalie and the player will see who gets to it first.
  5. Run the drill so each player gets 3-5 reps.

Coaching Tips

  • On the wrist shot, the player should slide their hand about halfway down the shaft of their stick. They should position their body at a 45-degree angle to the goal. They should bring the puck behind or even with their back leg They then sweep the puck forward and rotate their wrists to shoot.