Shooting is a very important skill to practice on the ice and at home. The only problem is that a lot of players do not have the appropriate area to practice shooting at home. Parents are sometimes worried about the damage that the pucks may cause as this can cost a lot of money. One solution is to provide an area for a child to practice shooting, and a great product is a hockey shooting tarp called the Snipers Edge. The Snipers Edge is a very big tarp that can be hung in a garage or basement to catch and stop pucks. It was designed to reduce the damage caused by stray pucks and give children and adults a target to shoot at. Read the full review here.
Have you ever wanted a room or area that you could practice your hockey skills at any time? Of course you have, what hockey player would not want that?
The Shot Tec is designed for a fairly specific purpose—strengthening the muscles used when taking a wrist shot (and only a wrist shot). Basically, a hockey puck is attached to a resistance band that is fitted into a track. The player uses a dial to choose how much resistance they want and then practices “shooting” the puck. The puck only moves forwards and backwards on the track so the full wrist shot motion cannot be completed. A digital display counts the number of reps, and counts down from a preset number of seconds. You can choose any 30-second interval up to three minutes. Click here to read the full review.
The X50 skate is a level down from the Bauer X:60, the top-of-the-line skate in the Vapor lineup. The Vapor X:50 uses X-rib technology to give the skater better durability and support and also provide great acceleration and maneuverability. This skate uses the Tuuk lightspeed runner, which you will also see on other high-end skates from Bauer. To make the skate lightweight but also stiff, Bauer used a full composite outsole. The tongue also features a nice form-fit feature and a high-density metatarsal guard to protect against lace-bite. Click here to read the full review.
Practicing your stickhandling can sometimes be a bit boring, if you already have pretty good hands then you will quickly get tired of just playing with a puck or stickhandling ball. After perfecting the basic movements any hockey player will want some obstacles to practice stickhandling around, pylons and pucks are usually the first obstacles that players go for, but there is another option—the X-Deviator! Read the full review here.
The Attack Triangle is a hockey training aid that will help you become more creative and develop new moves. A lot of hockey players will practice stickhandling at home and on the ice, we usually set up a line of pucks or pylons to stickhandle around. The Attack Triangle provides a more game like obstacle. Read the full review here.
Complete Shot is a weight designed to fit onto the shaft of a hockey stick. The purpose of this device is to provide added resistance to your hockey stick while you practice stickhandling and shooting. This added weight will build all the muscles involved with shooting and stickhandling. If you train with the Complete Shot weight on the stick for a while, then once you take it off you should be able to shoot harder and stickhandle faster.
The X-Passer is a puck rebounder—you pass the puck into it, and it will pass the puck back to you. This is a very easy product to create (usually just a big elastic band and something to hold it), but some of these work better than others. In this review we will take an in depth look at the X-Passer, which lets you practicing passing by yourself, on or off the ice. For more details, read the full review here.
The best way to improve is a skill is with repetition—person has to repeat a motion about 10,000 times before he or she can do it automatically. As a hockey player, it is very important to be able to move the puck quickly, and that comes with repetitive practice. A good way to motivate hockey players to practice is to provide a fun training atmosphere, and that is exactly what the QuickStickz does. With a video-game like atmosphere, the QuickStickz provides a camera that connects to your stick, a website and drills to help you perfect quick puck movement, moving the puck around the body, and pulling the puck in towards their body. Since hockey players must look at the screen to complete the drills, the system also encourages heads-up (safe) hockey.
Most coaches, parents and players will agree that an accurate shot is very important. But if your shot is slow, the goalie will rob you every time! If you want to be a great all-around hockey player, then you need good aim and a powerful shot.