Did you wonder why there are so many coloured floorballs? Maybe the Rainbow Drop is the answer. This is a small, yet effective and very fun reaction drill for goalies every age and any skill level. We learned it at Blindsave Goalie Camp 2018 and are still love to do it in trainings or even before games.
How to do it?
The goalie kneels in front of his assistant and is in the initial position and faces away from the assistant
The assistant stands behind the goalie and faces in the same direction as the goalie does. he got the three balls in his hands
The assistant holds his arms over the goalies head, in front of the goalies hands
The assistant now says a colour and drops the balls in front of the goalie
The goalie catches the ball with the mentioned colour
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat!
Change degree of difficult
Assistant increases the number of balls
The assistant mentions two colours, catch them in the row the assistant mentioned
e.g.: The assistant says "blue, red", so you catch the blue ball first and then the red one
Try catching the ball before it hits the floor
Use balls with more than one colour
Use balls less bouncy than floorballs and try to catch them before they hit the ground a second time
The assistant holds his hands lower (not in the sight of the goalie)
Cheap, fun, beneficial, simple, can be done everywhere and also finally the answer to the question why there are so many floorballs in diffrent colours! ;D
What else do we have to say?
Special thanks goes to Blindsave , for organising an amazing camp and always coming up with new ideas!