Another option for a deceptive long distance shot.
Consider a low to high shot.
We drop our hands. The goalie drops with us.
Then, we have a race to the upper third of the net.
Can we shoot a low to high shot faster than a goalie can recover?
Depends on who you are.
Another option is the low to high wind up which starts with dropping our hands and front shoulder and then elevating to an overhand release.
We like this option for a few reasons.
1) Like a lot of the things we talk about, Pittsburgh goalies aren't using to seeing it so your shot deception is already multiplied several times over
2) You can miss your release point with an overhand shot and still have a better chance of scoring than if you shot a time and room side arm
3) If we drop our hands, then elevate and are able to tug the ball back down, we have moved the goalie three times. This first clip shows a low to high wind up with the shot finishing in the lower third of the night. The second shot finishes high.
If you're a goalie, human instinct will force you to drop your body, hands or both when the shooter drops his hands.
When the shooter elevates, now the goalie has to come back up.
Once again, the shooter are now in a race to the upper third of the net.
Best case scenario for the shooter would be if he is able to tug the ball back down into the lower third of the net where the goalie used to be.
In terms of mechanics, we want to use the first 50% of the wind up to show a low to high shot then come back up for the final 50% of the motion. The momentum almost always takes us up on on the balls of our feet.
This clip has the camera more behind the shooter and includes slow motion and freeze frames.
Add in how long the ball is hidden from the goalie and he's got no chance.
Start with the time and room leaner.
Then, go to the low to high wind up.