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Knee Touch Release

Aug. 24, 2020 at 1:20 p.m. MDT

"Knee Touch Release" challenges the players on their shot preparation. After every shot the shooter must touch a knee on the ice, stand and shoot the next puck. The player repeats this for all 10 pucks which are lined up in a straight line. Coaches can vary the distance players shoot from. After 10 shots the players quickly arrange the pucks and the next shooter begins.

Teaching Points

Shooting: Eyes and head always on target when releasing the puck, quick release shooting doesn't allow for weight transfer so keep the puck in front of the body versus loading the gun excessively which takes to much time. Look top left and shoot bottom left. Don't let those goalies read your body language.

Goaltenders: Watch the puck come of the blade of every shot and follow into your body. Gloves are set in front of the body. Direct re-bounds to safe ice.

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