These drills will take any goalie to the next level
As the last line of defense on the ice, goalies are one of the most critical positions in hockey. They need to have sharp reflexes, excellent reaction time, and a high save percentage to be successful. If you want your goalie to take their game to the next level, you need to incorporate goalie-specific drills in their training program.
Here are some of the best goalie-specific drills to improve reaction time and save percentage:
Cross-Ice Passes: In this drill, the coach will pass pucks from one side of the rink to the other, simulating cross-ice passes in a game. This drill helps the goalie improve their lateral movement and ability to track the puck.
Screen Shots: In this drill, the coach will have players stand in front of the goalie, obstructing their view, and shoot pucks at the net. This drill helps the goalie improve their ability to track the puck through traffic.
Breakaway Drills: In this drill, the coach will have a player skate towards the goalie with the puck, simulating a breakaway. This drill helps the goalie improve their ability to read the play and make a save on a one-on-one situation.
Rebound Control Drills: In this drill, the coach will shoot pucks at the goalie, and the goalie will need to control the rebound and direct it away from danger. This drill helps the goalie improve their ability to control rebounds and prevent second-chance opportunities for the opposing team.
At Pro Hockey Europe, we understand the importance of goalie-specific drills in training programs. Our experienced goalie coaches will work with your goalie to improve their reaction time, save percentage, and overall performance on the ice. Our goalie camps offer a unique opportunity for goalies to learn from experienced coaches and train with players from all over the world.