This tool improves your agility and hand-eye coordination
It certainly won’t be the first time I made myself look foolish in the name of making you a better goalie. And I’m okay with it 🙂
I love this tool because it is a great way for you to do read and react agility training (so that is agility training that is unpredictable, just like when you are on the ice) AND work on your hand-eye coordination.
Just like when you are in net, having great hand-eye coordination makes your job a lot easier with this drill. If you are snagging the reaction ball right out of the air, then you don’t have to worry about those pesky rebounds.
So I think you can see how this is a good goalie specific off-ice drill for you.
Here is how you do it…
You are not just trying to get the ball. You are trying to work movement patterns and tracking skills. You know that “tracking the puck” really just means watching the puck right?
So as you do this off-ice drill, make sure you are staying low in your legs, staying balanced over your feet, keeping your hands out in front of your body and keeping your eye on that ball the entire time.
You will notice that I used two hands to trap the ball a few times in the video. I am okay with that as you are getting the hang of it, the you can make it more advanced by catching the ball with just one hand based on which side of the body it bounces toward.
Have fun and try not to get too frustrated. Start with 10-20 throws and then build up to 40, just make sure you are staying low and moving explosively. Take extra rest in between throws if you need to, that is cool.
PS – HEAD’S UP… you remember when I dropped the price of the Ultimate Goalie Training 3.0 down at the start of the off-season to give you a nice $50 discount that you could use to go to the movies or pay for a month of your gym membership. A lot of you took me up on the offer right away and you are already feeling the difference on the ice.
If you missed that email of if you had it in mind to pick it up at the discount price “later”, I just wanted to let you know that “later” is now. I am putting it back up to full price as of this Friday, July 15th. As always, there will be no exceptions – once it goes back up to regular price, that is the price. If you are not sure what the Ultimate Goalie Training 3.0 is, you can get the scoop here >> www.UltimateGoalieTraining3.com