The snake exercise is an excellent warm-up exercise for a game. A high frequency of shots is given within a short period of time. It is a full team exercise and is good for floorball goalies as well as field players.
Equally distributed at two bully points on the centreline
Each player needs one ball
Create a queue
Field player from the right side starts to run with a ball diagonal towards the goal
The player tries to find a gap to score before entering the larger goal area
Second field player from the left queue starts running with the ball after the player from the right line has made his shot.
Once the player from the left queue has made his shot, the third field player from the right queue starts
And so on
The goalie tries to save the balls
Increase the degree of difficult
Increase the frequency
Extend the shooting area wherefore the goalie has to move a larger distance
The exercise is very flexible. You can start with a very low frequency and a higher delay between the different players to give the goalie more time to focus on the shot. It is more or less a one on one situation. If you increase the frequency, the floorball goalie cannot work too much with the parameter depth “to be in position”. If you go for a smaller delay between the starting run of the shooters, you create most likely an empty net situation, giving the goalie the warming up on reaction, reflexes and position adaption.
You can also adjust this to passing situations, where the first player runs and gets a pass from the first player in the second line. Also possible to upgrade to bouncing passes for field player and giving the goalie different warm-up focusses.