Warm up your goalie by challenging them to find and track the ball with limited time before the shot is upon the goal. Have your goalies looking away from the shooter and jumping around to find the ball, will increase their ability to track the ball in traffic.
Description of Drill-Execution
Have your goalie get in goal and start in the middle of the net facing away from the field (looking towards the out of bounds behind the goal.
The coach or shooter will be 7-10 yards away from the goal and will say “GO” to tell the keeper to jump and turn around. As the goalie is turning the coach will shoot the ball on net.
The goalie will make the save and clear the ball back to the coach.
Repeat this 10-20 times.
- Goalie Play
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Vary where the shot on goal comes from each time to vary the movements.