Q: Why can’t my 12U player shoot the puck with any authority?
A: There’s no 12U player who can shoot the puck like Brock Boeser yet, so don’t panic. Most kids just don’t have the combination of shooting technique, physical strength and/or time and space to fire a good, accurate shot consistently. Modern sticks help, but almost every 12U player struggles with getting the puck to the net forcefully. With that said, here are some ways to help 12U players increase their shooting and scoring efficiency.
The author, Dan Jablonic, skated at the University of Minnesota Duluth before playing professionally in the ECHL and Sweden. He began coaching in 2005 and later became hockey director for the Washington Little Caps prior to joining USA Hockey.
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