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When learning to shoot usually the sweep shot is taught first to emphasize the fourm phases of any projection.
1. Wind up
2. Produce the force forward
4. Follow through
Phase 1 and 3 are exaggerated in the sweep shot.
Next the wrist shot and then the backhand of each and then the snap shot. The slap shot is taught last because it takes more strength.
Most coaches teach all but the slap shot at an early age and at about 10-12 kid's can learn the slapper. (had a 12 year old last week slap it at 67 mph)