Content: Pass from the back of the goal to a striker in the slot who only positions his/her blade to change the ballistic curve of the ball
Equipment: 1 goal, 1, 1 floorball, ballmate or a similar tool or an additional field player
Number of Assistants: 1
Danger from the back of the goal
Many dangerous situations during a game initiated with a strong pass from the back of the goal to a positioned striker in the slot. The striker only moves his/her blade into the ballistic curve of the ball that the ball bounces against it towards the goal. For us as floorball goalie, these situations are very tricky as it is almost impossible to predict the new ballistic curve. Reflexes, reaction and a good position are the key to success. This exercise trains you to handle these kind of situations.
How to do it?
Covers near post
Stays on the left behind the goal with a ball in his/her blade
Ballmate is placed in the slot in front of the goal, the surface has a small tilt that the ball bounces
Pass the ball towards the ballmate
The ballmate changes the ballistic curve of the goal towards the goal
Pushes or pulls him/herself to the centre of the goal to be able to react and reach both sides of the goal
If the goalie already scanned the ballistic curve of the pass, it is possible to increase the depth to increase the cover ratio of the body
Goalie saved the ball
Change degree of difficult
- Replace the gadget with a moving player
Only puts his/her blade in the ballistic curve
Takes a direct shot
Once you start to train this exercise with effort, you will get the success very quick. The key to the success is the focus on the ball and the possible striker – in this case the ballmate. Always keep in mind that the gadget illustrates an additional field player who runs through your slot. Therefore, always scan your slot before the pass comes. It can brings you the decisive second to save the ball.