Purpose

Players practice three different types of shots – slap shot, wrist shot and a backhand shot.

Setup

  1. Players lineup at the blue line.
  2. Coach sets up on the goal line with a bucket of pucks.
  3. Three cones are placed strategically on the ice.
Three Shot Hockey Shooting Drill

How it Works

  1. Coach blows his whistle or says “Go.”
  2. First player in line skates to the first cone and receives a pass from the coach.
  3. Player shoots a slap shot on goal.
  4. Player then skates to the second cone and receives a pass from the coach.
  5. Here a right-handed shot shoots a backhand and a left-handed shot shoots a wrist shot.
  6. Player then skates to third cone and receives a pass from the coach.
  7. Here right-handed shot shoots a backhand and left-handed shot shoots a wrist shot.
  8. You can run the drill for 5-10 minutes or until each player completes a certain number of reps, such as three.

Coaching Tips

  • When receiving the puck, players should be moving their stick a little in the direction of the puck and then back to cushion the impact of the reception.
  • On the shot, players should imagine a straight line in the direction of the target and they should move both hands in that direction.