How to Shoot a Slap Shot

This great video featuring Adrian Aucoin. Adrian takes you through how to shoot a slap shot. Adrian talks about import aspects of taking a slap shot like transferring your weight from front to back and using the flex of the stick to create power and drive.

Things to Remember

  • Bottom hand should be lower then when taking a wrist shot. Positioning your hand in the middle of the shaft is usually the most effective way to take a slap shot.
  • Always keep your head up when you’re shooting.
  • Transfer your weight from front to back.
  • Don’t bring the stick up to high when winding up. Bringing your stick half way back is perfect for having control and power.

Players To Watch

  • Steve Stamkos
  • Shea Webber
  • (old school) Al Macinnis