Author Information

Author Name:

Adam Norton

Author School:

Jacksonville University

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Goalie

Field Position:

Goalie

Drill Style:

Skill, Warm-Up

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:

Advanced

 

Objective

Develop goalie reactions to shots from multiple locations.

Description of Drill-Execution

The goalie is in ready position in the crease. A coach receives a pass from anywhere on the field inside the attack area and immediately shoots on goal. Both passer and shoot are continually moving about the attacking area from varying distances. The farther the shooter is from goal, the harder they should shoot. The closer they are to the goal, the more emphasis the shooter should put on “placing” the shots. All save areas should be worked on for the goalie.

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…)

Bounce the ball. “Rapid Fire”, meaning a quick succession of shots. Goalie makes outlet passes to a back-up goalie. Multiple passes between coaches. When the shooter is close utilize stick fakes and/or non-traditional shots.

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