The movement to the post simulates a pass to the side or in the corner
Move back to the starting position
The shooter will take the shot when you are back in the position (the shot should hit your chest)
Try to get the rebound with your hands
The shooter will try to get the rebound before you and score on you
You have the ball or got scored on
Now you can start over again (this time move to the left post)
This rebound control exercise covers many of the skills that a goalie needs to control the rebound. Starting from detection of the rebound, deflection up to the reaction speed and hand eye coordination to defuse the rebound. You will see that adjusting the position of your hand results in different levels of difficulty for getting the ball.
The position of your hands is one of the decisive factors to cover the goal most efficiently, when the striker is right in front of you. We advice you to keep your hands deep and in front of you, short above your knees. This way your hands are closer to the ground, minimizing the distance to the rebound. The closer your hands are to the ball, the more space of the goal is covered by them.
A post about hand positioning will follow soon :)