Brett Queener & Brian Hobart
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.
- Stepping to the Ball
- Hand/Eye Coordination
- 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.