Post-Knee-Up Drill



The Post-Knee-Up save is a controversial but solid selection, when used correctly

The Post knee up save is a controversial yet solid selection. It is controversial because most goalies do not always use it in the correct situations. This particular drill will work on the Post Knee up as well as work on teaching the goaltender to read and react and utilize the save in the correct situation. Here’s the diagram:

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post_knee_up_drill_seq2Post-Knee-Up Drill:
SEQUENCE 1:
1. Goalie starts square to Player 1.
2. Player 1 passes low to Player 2, who attacks the net from the side
3. Goalie uses Post-Knee-Up positioning
4. After the shot, player 2 opens up to the slot for a rebound or a one-time shot
5. After Player 2 shoots, Player 1 drives low around the bottom of the circle and either shoots or passes to Player 2

SEQUENCE 2:
1. Player 1 walks out of the corner. He/she has 4 options: Shoot; Pass behind the net with Player 2 walking out for the shot; Pass to Player 3 for a one-time shot; Pass to Player 4 for a one-time shot.

Option: If Player 1 passes to Player 2, you can give Player 2 the same 4 options again; Shoot, Pass behind the net, or Pass to Player 3 or 4

Additional Notes:
Since this is a reactionary save, make sure when doing this save you keep the following in mind:

1. Close all holes by being very compact
2. Use only when the puck is in the low post area and close to the net
3. When on glove side, keep your glove in 12 o’clock position, right next to head and wide open.
4. Keep your blocker and stick in stance position

During this drill, make sure the goalie is moving. After a goal or a freeze, let the goalie get back into the start position. Hope you enjoy.

Regards,

Hands


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Crease Movement #1



Giving goalies a structured way to move around their crease is important for warming up and building muscle memory

When doing this drill, make sure the goalie is performing his or her moves properly and getting in the proper stance. Don’t let your goalies try to do the drill too fast to maintain proper form. Make sure they are getting in the proper Post Knee Up and doing the proper Butterfly Slide. We are working on the following movements and positions:

1. T-Push
2. Reactionary Butterfly
3. Butterfly Slide
4. Stance
5. Post Knee Up

Here’s the diagram:

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1. T-Push across, square up to puck
2. T-Push back to center, square up to coach
3. T-Push to post, either hug post or use post-knee-up position
4. T-Push back to center, square up to coach
5. Repeat to the other side

Notes: get out to the top of the crease in each position. Do it in 20-30 second segments for conditioning. Repeat the drill using butterfly slide. Do this type of drill every single practice!

Regards,

Hands


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