Hockey Slap Shot By Brandon Starkey and Tyler Kohmetscher S Equipment S The hockey stick is usually between five and six feet long. S Made of wood, aluminum, fiber glass, carbon fiber, kevlar, and titanium. S They weigh between a pound and a pound and a half depending on material. Phases of the Shot S Preparation S Windup S Downswing S Loading the stick S Impact S The follow through Preparation Phase S Line front foot up with puck S This location optimizes energy to transferred to puck S Lead shoulder pointed to the target Wind Up Phase S Draw stick back S Further back=more velocity, but also means more time Downswing S Rotate hips, trunk, and shoulders S Contact anywhere from 4-12 inches behind the puck S Contacting behind the puck is essential for bend of the stick Loading the Stick S Apply pressure to the Stick by putting downward pressure on the stick with the lower hand S The height of the lower hand on the shaft is critical. too high=not enough bend in stick S too low=not as much energy will be transferred to the puck S Impact S Point when the blade catches the puck S Strike the heel of the blade (sweet spot) S Further out= more torque, not as accurate Follow Through S Used to maintain balance Keys to the Shot S Blade orientation S Hand Position S Impulse Duration S Stick Bending S “The key to a good slap shot is the conversion of angular momentum to linear momentum.” Muscles Used S Shoulder Adduction S Pectoralis Major S Latissimus Dorsi S Teres Major S Shoulder Flexion S Anterior Deltoid S Shoulder Internal Rotation S Pectoralis Major S Subscapularis Muscles Used (cont) S Trunk Rotation S Internal/External obliques S Hip Flexion S Psoas S Illiacus S Pectineus S Elbow Extension S Triceps Brachii Muscles Used (cont) S Forearm Pronation S Pronator Quadratus S Wrist Flexion S Flexor carpi radialis S Ulnaris Video S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js6_WAS-Ay4 Resources S Farber, M. (2011). GOODBYE TO THE SLAP SHOT. Sports Illustrated, 115(20), 60-63. S Laliberte, D. J. (2009). Biomechanics of Ice Hockey Slap Shots: Which Stick Is Best?. Sport Journal, 12(1), 1. S Smith, R., & Rudy, M. (2002). Hot Shot. Golf Digest, 53(2), 99. S Villasenor, A., Turcotte, R., & Pearsall, D. (2006). Recoil Effect of the Ice Hockey Stick During a Slap Shot. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 22, 202-211.