Hockey Drill Demonstration

Description

The goalkeeper must start on their haunches (squat position) before the coach throws the ball under arm for the goalkeeper to dive across and make a save.

The goalkeeper should always finish in the barrier postion after completing the save.

Coaching points

  • Make sure that the GKs hips are the first part of the body to touch the pitch.
  • Ensure that the hand / stick are close together.
  • Make sure that the GKs vision is not impaired by placing hands / stick in front of eyes.
  • When landing try to land on your elbow and stay balanced on it to allow for secondary saves.
  • Kick legs out so they are stacked one on top of the other to make a big barrier.
  • The Drill is often used with

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