How Fast Does My Shot Need to be to Score Goals
There are many factors which attribute to goal scoring. A key factor is shot speed. How fast can the players shoot the puck. The faster the shot speed, the better chance the shooter will score. But how fast is fast enough?
To better understand this we need to look at the reactionary time of goalies at each level of hockey. From general reactionary studies conducted by others and collecting actual reactionary time of hockey goalies, it has been determined collegiate goalies have reactionary time in the range of 212 to 232 milli seconds. Based on this, to consistently score, collegiate players need to be able to beat a goalie on average with a reactionary time of 222 milli seconds, thus a shot speed of 68 MPH when shooting 22’ directly in front of the net.
Typically it takes players 200 shot training sessions to get a good feel of the SuperShooter2 and have the ability to hit the corners and receive the puck back. During these initial training sessions, adjust distance 2-3 feet and find what distance is comfortable for you. Remember, at first you want to be shooting 70 percent of your maximum shot speed so your accuracy is high and you will have the ability to receive the returned puck. Once you get the accuracy dialed in, then work on velocity.