Glen “Dr. Shot” Tucker has been instrumental in developing and refining the shooting skills of elite players at the NHL, NCAA, OHL and minor hockey levels. Glen has had the opportunity to train players internationally, across North America and Europe. Current NHL players and future prospects include: Rick Nash (Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL); Manny Maholtra (Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL); Matt Stajan (Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL); Anthony Stewart (Florida Panthers, NHL); John Tavares, the first 15 year old ever to play, drafted first overall, and scoring leader of the OHL, (Oshawa Generals, OHL); Matt Price, (Boston College, NCAA) and Ryan Murphy, (Lowell, AHL). Initiating the “Shoot to Score” training program at younger ages and consistent repetitive classes helped these players develop strong fundamentals to help them achieve their personal goals at their own level of play.
Glen Tucker is a world renowned specialist in shooting instruction with a unique focus on developing puck confidence. Glen founded Shoot to Score in 1990, and over the past 18 years he has formulated a shooting program based on development of the body and utilization of technique over strength to develop a player’s accurate shot with accuracy, speed and efficiency.
Glen has applied his understanding of the game and developed his scientific “10 Point Shooting System” which is the basis of his instruction program. His system focuses on the development of the body before the development of the shot, breaking down the fundamentals and body mechanics of shooting in a way that a player of any level can understand and master. Glen’s priority is to ensure that all coaching and instruction is done in “game situations” so that a player will experience a smooth transition from class to game-day.
Technical shooting instruction includes development of all shots, including wrist, wrist-snap, snap-slap, slap and backhand shots. Teaching an understanding of the “puck/blade” relationship ensures players understand the mechanics of the shot as the puck leaves the stick and emphasizing technique prior to strength. Glen’s shooting instruction is the most technical program offered anywhere, enabling players to gain a strong, accurate, technically sound shot coupled with playmaking, and the puck confidence required for players to take their game to the next level. It’s no wonder they call him… “Dr Shot”.