When we coach motivated floorball goalies, we show them the lunge catcher exercise. The first time we did it was in the 2017 edition of Blindsave Goalie Camp. We like this exercise because it combines different skills of a success goalie.
Content:Simple warm up exercise to train reaction and hand-eye coordination
Focus:hand-eye coordination reaction speed
Equipment: 1 floorball
Number of Assistants: 0
How to do it?
Go into the lunge position
The knee from your rear leg does not touch the floor
You are balanced and stabl
Hold the ball with both hands between your legs
You are “hugging” more or less one of your legs by holding the ball between them
Disengage the ball with both hands
Move your hands as fast as possible around the other leg (“hugging it”)
And catch the ball before it touches the floor
This exercise combines leg training, core flexibility and hand-eye coordination training. If you are not able to catch the floorball ball within the first tries, we recommend you to start with a bigger ball. Once you have a good feeling and feeling comfortable you can work your way back to floorballs. Think of starting with footballs, volleyballs, dodge balls etc.