Hockey Drill Demonstration
The ready stance is the prime position for the keeper.
a. Stand straight with both feet pointing forward.
b. Turn the toes out first keeping the heals together.
c. Keep toes in place and move heals out in line with toes.
d. Bend knees until they are just over and in front of the toes.
e. Bend slightly at the hips until the chin is just over the knees.
This position will make the keeper feel slightly unbalanced (forward) at first but will keep the player on the balls of their feet without fatigue.
Note: the following defensive moves are designed to lead into the next culminating in the most desired and terrifying move for a keeper – the dive.