Author Information

Author Name:

Adam Norton

Author School:

Jacksonville University


Drill Specs

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Drill Style:

Skill, Warm-Up

Time Needed:

5 min

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Develop goalie reactions to shots from unknown locations.

Description of Drill-Execution

The goal is set up 3-5 yards off of a solid wall, which will allow a rebound back towards the goal. A coach shoots at the wall from behind the goal and the goalie must react and make the save

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Stepping to the Ball
  2. Hand/Eye Coordination
  3. Consistent Positioning
  4. Tracking the Ball

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

Shoot so that the ball will bounce at goalie. “Rapid Fire”, meaning a quick succession of shots. Goalies may or may not be permitted to see the shooter behind the goal. Shoot from multiple locations.