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:

hockey_goalie_drill_crease_movementCrease Movement #1
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


USE THIS DRILL IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE PLAN: