Basics


Basics are our most important tool to become a successful goalie. They are the foundation of the great building that stands for our huge set of skills we have as a goalie. Positioning and movement are the key to elements for our “foundation”.

Positioning


Bill Ladd – Youth Boys Coach of Walpole Express Massachusetts – defines the positioning as the following: “Position means putting your body in the best possible place to stop the puck”. The positioning consists out of three key factors:

Movement


Successful goalies are in “in position” once the shot comes. To be there, Rick DiPietro, formal NHL ice hockey goalie, trained pattern movements before and after the training again and again to be timely “in positon”. Regarding the importance of movement, Rick DiPietro told the InGoal magazine: “I’ve learned along the way, especially at this level, that skating, because I’m not a big guy, is just so important for me. To be at your spots early and set, that’s the biggest thing. You see lot of goals scored because goalies are moving and not set in their position. I like to try and beat most of the plays and the passes on my feet and give myself an opportunity to be set and ready to make the save, so skating is obviously important to me”. The right movement consists out of three key factors:

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Fast

  • - Reflexes
  • - Reaction
  • - Reposition skills
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Balanced

  • - Body weight equal distributed on the knees
  • - Comfortable position
  • - Soul and mind balanced to be focused on the game
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Free hand(s)

  • - Catching balls
  • - Supporting of movements
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Smooth

  • - Like a swimming duck
  • - Above water (torso) - easy peaceful swimming
  • - Under water (legs) - lot of movement with the legs


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Basics (17)
Hand-eye coordination (9)Movement (4)Positioning (2)Throw outs (1)
Wall-Floor Juggling

Wall-Floor Juggling


Content: Rebound control warm up exercise
Focus:warm up, hand-eye coordination
Equipment: 1 floorball
Number of Assistants: 0

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Juggling 2 Balls 1 Hand

Juggling 2 Balls 1 Hand


Content: Basic hand eye coordination exercise
Focus: leg muscles, reaction
Equipment: 2 balls, wall
Number of Assistants: 0

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The Initial Position Sideways

The Initial Position Sideways


Content: Positioning in the center of the goal

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Hot potato – rebound control

Hot potato – rebound control


Content: Rebound control warm up exercise
Focus:warm up, hand-eye coordination
Equipment: 1 floorball
Number of Assistants: 0

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Rebound Control

Rebound Control


Content: Knowledge and techniques about rebound control

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Push Movement

Push Movement


Content: Knee Steps

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Lucky Little Numbers

Lucky Little Numbers


Content: Multitasking hand-eye coordination exercise
Focus:reaction, hand-eye coordination
Equipment: 1 floorballs, 1 basketball
Number of Assistants: 0

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Low low catches

Low low catches


Content: Basic hand eye coordination exercise
Focus:reaction, hand-eye coordination
Equipment: 2 floorballs
Number of Assistants: 1

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Pull Movement

Pull Movement


Content: Knee Steps
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Knee Steps

Knee Steps


Content: Knee Steps

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Floorball ball meets elbow

Floorball ball meets elbow


Content: Basic hand eye coordination exercise
Focus:reaction, hand-eye coordination
Equipment: 1 floorball
Number of Assistants: 0

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Advanced bouncing

Advanced bouncing


Content: Multitasking hand-eye coordination exercise
Focus:reaction, hand-eye coordination
Equipment: 1 floorballs, 1 basketball
Number of Assistants: 0

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Movement forward sideways

Movement forward sideways


Content: Simple forward sideways movement

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Catch me crosswise if you can

Catch me crosswise if you can


Content: Basic hand eye coordination exercise
Focus:reaction, hand-eye coordination
Equipment: 2 floorballs
Number of Assistants: 0

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Short Distance Throw

Short Distance Throw


Content: Explanation of the simple short throw out

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Juggling

Juggling


Content: Basic hand eye coordination exercise
Focus: leg muscles, reaction
Equipment: 2 balls, wall
Number of Assistants: 0

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Movement straight forward

Movement straight forward


Content: Simple forward movement

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The initial position

The initial position


Content: Positioning in the center of the goal

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