Number of Assistants: 1 assistant and 2 goalies (in total)
It is always great to train his/her reaction skills with a small competition. This exercise makes a lot of fun and reminds me to my childhood where we played a similar game every Friday in school. We called it “Command Pimpale”. Please do not ask me where the name comes from – I have no idea :D. Command catch is similar and be explained in the following rows. Try it out and enjoy it.
The assist has the task to give the following commands
Head – Goalies touch their head
Knee – Goalies touch their knees
Chest – Goalies touch their chest
Back – Goalies touch their back
Foot – Goalies touch their shoes
CATCH – Goalies grab the ball
The goalies follow the command and stay in the position until they hear the next command
Once the assistant gives the command catch, be the first one who grabs the ball
Summary – create a small competition with more goalies
This exercise is a very nice warm up and perfect for a small competition when someone has to coach a couple of goalies at the same time. Create pairs of two and build one line. All pairs are following the commands of one assistant. Once a round is finished, the winner of the battle moves one position up and the other person one position down. Let’s see who is the champion of reaction after a few rounds.
Special thanks goes to the DIN Goalie Camp who provides us the video. If you want to learn more about the DIN Goalie Camp, check out the following link