Author Information

Author Name:

Brett Queener & Brian Hobart

Author School:



Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:


Drill Style:

Skill, Warm-Up

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To work on developing goalie hand/eye coordination.

Description of Drill-Execution

The goalie gets into ready position, while a coach stands 2-3 yards away and lightly tosses balls while moving in an arc around the front of the goal. Goalie is to make a save and quickly return the ball to coach. Coach should work all “shot” positions 2 times. After all shot positions are hit, coach backs up 5-7 yards and repeats progression. Finally, the coach backs up to 10-12yards and repeats the progression. The emphasis for the coach is not on scoring, but on helping the goalie see the ball and be in correct positions to make save. Shot speed should increase with distance. The coach should also vary their stick position so that the goalie sees shots from a variety of release points.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

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

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

Bounce the ball. “Rapid Fire”, meaning a quick succession of shots. Coach shoots off of an outlet pass from a back-up goalie. Goalie makes outlet passes to a back up goalie.