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 with both hands on the attack shaft, while a coach stands 4-5 feet away and lightly tosses balls at the cage. Goalie is to make a save mimicking all movements used as if there were a complete stick, but will deflect the ball with top 2” of shaft. 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. “Rapid Fire”, meaning a quick succession of shots. This is a good final warm-up drill before the goalie sees actual shots.