Target Practice at Home. Practice shooting at home, preferably using an object 3-to-4 times heavier than a puck, to improve your shooting skills. This also develops strong wrist muscles for quick, hard shots. And use some type of a smaller target to shoot at—not just a wide open net. Keep in mind that more than 60% of all goals are scored from 10 to 25 feet out in front of the net. Practice proper form and do not develop bad habits. Practice with purpose. Your shooting gallery should be set up accordingly.