5 Tips that will help you to improve you reverse shot!



The FIH Hockey Academy shared a new drill! This time we focus on the basic defending & attacking principles! Follow the FIH Hockey Academy on Twitter and Facebook.


1. GRIP: Keep your left hand on top and join both hands together. It is important that your wrists are not necessarily stiff as they need certain flexibility.

2. BODY POSITION: Bring your body low and stay in that position. It is important that you don’t raise your head or body before releasing and connecting with the ball.

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3. EYES AND HEAD ON TOP OF THE BALL: The only way to avoid missing the moment and position of impact is by constantly looking at the ball. In golf they say that you only take the eyes off the ball after this one was released, the same concept can be applied here.

4. BALL PLACEMENT: The ball should be in front or in line with the forward foot, whether this one is the right or the left one. If the ball is behind the line of the front foot, your body will have to shift backwards in order to overcompensate the the ball position.


5. BODYWEIGHT TRANSFER: A key aspect in order to add power to your shot is how you coordinate the bodyweight transfer with the swing. Always moving your bodyweight in the direction of the ball will give you the extra strength.


By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net