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The first touch is critical because a it can result in quick release. Here are some keys to a good catch and release shot.

Keys to a Good Catch and Release

  • present your stick so your teammate knows where to pass the puck.
  • the fist touch should set the puck up slightly in front of you so you can lean into the shot.
  • strong top hand pulls hard towards body.
  • bottom hand follows through much like the snap shot.

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