Originally Posted by sureshs
Wasn't it standard instruction at one time?
I think you are referring to Nick Bollitieri, and he did teach that to young kids.
So it was a concept taught there at least.
It is a valid concept, but if you are thinking about doing it during every shot, thats bad.
I think it is better to film yourself hitting and see if you are doing it. That is what I did, and I found that I just do it naturally as a result of my swing.
In any stick sport aiming the buttend can help reinforce a shot. Its kind of a learn it and forget it type of thing though.
Example, in lacrosse, I always aimed my butt end at the place I wanted to pass or shoot the ball. After a little practice doing this, I just did it and never thought about it.