Hockey Drill Demonstration


The keeper is vulnerable on the ground so it is imperative that they return to the ready position immediately.

From the dive position the keeper rolls onto their front. Bring the arms and hands into a push-up position and push the body up bringing the back knee forward. The keeper then raises the torso whilst turning to face the play. Arms are spread wide to present a wide, aggressive target Hold this position until the keeper determines the threat (they might have to dive again) before returning to the ready position.

Coaching points

Note: I have always found this is the most contentious move – how to get up and keep facing the play.

I have consulted many sources about how this can be done without putting undue pressure on a player’s lower back and I have found this to be the most efficient way. It can be done very quickly with practice and when practiced with a strong defence will get the job done with excellent results.

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