Author Information

Author Name:

Brett Queener & Brian Hobart

Author School:

 

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Goalie

Field Position:

Goalie

Drill Style:

Warm-Up, Conditioning

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:

Anywhere

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Objective

To work on developing goalie footwork skills and quickness.

Description of Drill-Execution

  1. Lateral Hops- The goalies gets into ready position and hops side to side over a shaft of line on the field, focusing on remaining in ready position at all times. (30 seconds)
  2. Front to Back- the goalie gets into ready position and hops front to back over a shaft or line on the field, focusing on remaining in ready position at all times. (30 seconds)
  3. 2 Step- The goalie gets into ready position and takes 2 steps to their right or left crossing over a shaft or line on the field, focusing on remaining in the ready position throughout the movement. (30 seconds)
  4. 4 Squares- the goalie gets into ready position and works a 4 hop pattern over 2 shafts or intersecting lines on the field. (30 seconds)

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Stepping to the ball
  2. Consistent Positioning
  3. Conditioning

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

Randomly toss or bounce a pass to the goalie and have them make a save. For the 4 Square drill you can also work a diagonal pattern.

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