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Hockey Shooting & Goalscoring Drills

Your players' hockey shooting and goal scoring ability will ultimately determine if your team wins games. Goals win matches!

Shooting should only be done inside the shooting circle (a semi-circular area 14.63 metres - 16 yards - from the goal also known as the D or arc) because a goal can only be awarded when the shot is taken in this area.

Scoring in field hockey can also be done from the penalty spot (located seven yards from the goal), if your team is awarded a penalty stroke by the umpire for a foul inside the circle. The goal scoring drills and videos below will help your team get into the position where they are able to test the keeper and score a goal.