On the Ice, How to Improve Shot Accuracy


Looking at your objective is a tip that will help any hockey player score more goals. This is the most important rule for accuracy. You don’t have to stare at the location where you want to shoot, but you should at least search the internet for a place. Many players are caught shooting with their heads down, resulting in the puck either missing the net or hitting the goalie square in the chest.

Look up as you approach the net and identify a shooting spot. Looking at the internet can help you determine whether to shoot for an opening or deke instead. If you decide to shoot, you now know whether you’ll be shooting high, low, left, or right, as well as which portion of the net the goaltender won’t cover. You can now position yourself to fire a powerful and accurate shot at an opening.

You don’t always have a lot of time to set up and shoot, so you can only take a glance at the net before hitting. It would help if you made your shooting decision in a fraction of a second, so work on your quick release as well as your accuracy.


Many gamers prefer to shoot from the top right or left since it looks nice when choosing a corner! The trouble is that there’s a good chance you’ll miss the internet entirely. Let’s say you want to shoot top-right; if you aim too high or too wide, you’ll either hit the post or miss the net. There’s a considerable possibility the goalie will grab the puck in his glove if he reads your shot. Therefore there are no second chances.

Let’s see what happens if you shoot low blockers. You have a lot more leeway here; you can hit the goal from high, low, or wide (to one side). If your accuracy isn’t outstanding, pick easy targets; it’s better to miss your mark and strike the goaltender than miss the net. If you hit the goaltender, there’s always the possibility of a rebound, which may result in a goal.


Look through the net for some mesh to aim at.
Remember that the puck sees the net differently than you, so read your target through the puck’s eyes.
Align your body as much as possible to improve your accuracy.
Follow through on your target when shooting.
Point the blade’s toe where you want the puck to go during the follow-through.
Follow through low and roll your wrists to keep the blade closed for a low shot.
Follow through high and keep the blade slightly open for a high shot.