This is a skill that we have been doing a fair bit of recently in training sessions although it is not that easy to find a video of.
This one below shows the basics of how to perform the skill. As mentioned previously this technique is best used if you have you back to goal under pressure. It can be a very useful technique if you are not far out from goal for a few reasons
The 1st is that it is a surprise and keepers are not likely to be expecting a shot to be hit in this way when it looks like the defender has the situation under control. The 2nd main benefit is that with the defender in the way the keeper is likely to be unsighted this means that they have far less time to react. The 3rd main benefit is that it is very tough for a defender to prevent the shot, it can force a defender to change their natural game.
This is a skill most often used on a bouncing ball on the reverse side as it is generally easier and more powerful to use the standard reverse stick technique.
Although not a skill that is required too often it is certainly something worth knowing for attacking players, it is especially effective if hit with a short and fast swing due to the surprise element
With the Jersey hockey season only a few weeks away and both the Hockey World Cup and Commonwealth Games hockey recently completed I thought it would be a good chance to link to some tutorials on how to perform some of higher level skills shown during these events.
1st up is the Reverse Hit, as can be seen on the below video, most of the best world cup goals involved a reverse stick hit.
The 2 videos below show the correct technique for the reverse stick hit
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