Author Information

Author Name:

Brett Queener & Brian Hobart

Author School:



Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:


Drill Style:


Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To develop goalie hand/eye coordination.

Description of Drill-Execution

The goalie gets into ready position without a stick, while a coach stands 4-5 feet away and lightly tosses balls at the cage. Goalies job is to make a save mimicking all movements used as if the goalie had a stick. Instead the goalie will catch the ball with the top hand. Coach should work all “shot” positions.

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 and make the goalie save it using only the chest protector.