Content: Short Stand-Up Movement (sideways movement)
The Short Stand-Up Movement
There are some clinical situations for us floorball goalies where we have to move a big distance within a very short amount of time. Some go for a dive, but as we want to stay upright as long as possible, we suggest you to use the Stand-Up Movement. You see this movement not only in floorball, but as well in ice hockey when the goalie gets up from the butterfly position, slides to a different position and goes back down into the butterfly. We differ between the short Stand-Up movement and the Big Stand-Up Movement. As the name says, the Short Stand-Up Movement focuses on a short distance, which you still have to travel fast. In this post, we look at this movement.
How to do it:
Image a hectic situation where you are a little bit out of the goal to increase the depth to cover the shot and the ball travels through the slot to the other edge of the slot suddenly. You have to reposition yourself quickly from the left to the right side of the slot.
We use this technique from time to time but it brings also dangers with it. If we are not in time in the right position, we are very open for flat shots. Our hands and upper body is always ready for a slightly high shot but while we are standing on both feet for a second during the move, we are very vulnerable for flat shots. Nevertheless, this movement is great to cover long distances in the slot and even if the ball changes the direction a second time, we are always able to adapt the movement immediately.