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Youth Goaltending
Jon Weston
January 2007
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Coaching Youth Goalies
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Youth Goaltending
Topics
• Finding and Keeping Goalies
• Equipping Your Goalie
• Technique Basics
• Teaching Progression
• Drills
• Attitude and Tone
• Teach Talk
Coaching Youth Goalies
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Approach to Coaching Goalies
THEY VOLUNTEER to be goalies
Don’t get much better by scrimmaging
COACHES:
Dedicate time to them - 30 minutes a day
Your feedback is how the keeper learns
Provide Instruction & Repetitions
THEY PLAY THE GAME
COACHES:
CHEER During games / scrimmages
BE POSITIVE Giving up goals is negative
BUILD ON STRENGTHS Even if only courage
VARY What you do with keepers – Games Vary
Keep repetitions interesting
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Finding and Keeping Goalies
Finding
– Ask TWO to volunteer – They will split time
– Make a public deal
• YOU will work with them individually – every day
• They can play another position regularly
– Have Some Equipment to Loan
Keeping them
– spend time with them
– Trick #1 – use two goals for two goalies
Understand Performance vs. Improvement
– Games and Scrimmages are performance
• CHEER with agreed upon positive adjusters
– Your time with them is improvement time
• TEACH with lots of repetitions
• BUILD ON STRENGTHS - Even if only courage
Coaching Youth Goalies
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Youth Equipment Considerations
Stick
– Light Shaft - Tape for Balance
– Height – up to the chin
– Narrow/deep pocket
Pads
– Chest protector – drop top hand epaulet,
high so arms fit arm holes
– Light shin guards
– Shoulder and elbow pads (usually required)
Gloves – Get Goalie Gloves
– If hands too small tape the top hand thumb
Shoes – Get good soccer shoes
Helmet with Throat Protector
– Adjust so x-bar is not in front of the eyes
Coaching Youth Goalies
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Six Technique Rules
1 – WATCH THE BALL
Easy to say, hard to do
2 – WATCH THE BALL WITH YOUR HAND
On passes, in the stick, shots
3 – GREAT SETUP/STANCE
Linebacker Stance with
Hands Up and Out
4 – MAKE THE SAVE SIMPLE
Drive the Top hand to the Ball
Rotate stick – bottom hand pivot
Step with the ball side foot
5 – START THE BREAK
Handle the ball and throw well
6 – PROTECT THE PIPE
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Watching The Ball – With Your Hand
With Eye, Hand and Ball in
line, keeper is faster to the
ball
Track:
– Passes – set up behind
your hand as you move
– Ball in Shooters Stick
– Shots - thru to stick pocket
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Basic Setup/Stance
Objective: Help Make Saves Simple/Smooth
Hands Wrists behind the shaft
Top hand at eye level, 12-16” out
Bottom hand in front of off-side bicep
Bottom hand farther out than top hand
Grip Top hand tight grip
Shaft off palm (if hands big enough
Bottom a thumb/forefinger loop
Elbows Pointing down
In front of chest throughout the save
Knees Bent, weight on balls of the feet
Feet Slight Pigeon-toed is best (by far)
Back Chest in front of the hips
Shoulder rotation drops shoulder
Stick Top at the cross-bar of the goal
Slightly diagonal not vertical orientation
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Basic Save Mechanics
DRIVE TOP HAND TO THE BALL
– LEAD with the Top Hand to the Ball
– GRIP on Top Hand does NOT change
– Bottom hand drives out from chest too
– Don’t Move Bottom Hand Except Offside HI
STEP WITH BALL SIDE FOOT
– Triple step back into a good stance
– Hands and first step move simultaneously
– Step Up field – Step “Over-the-line”
– Why Step:
MOVE YOUR HIPS TO MOVE YOUR HANDS
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Size Considerations/Techniques
Stick Grip
– 1 inch lower with top hand
– Tape where hands should be
– Hands apart – one elbow width – at least
Hand Height
– Top hand pinky at eye height
– Show keeper how high in the net he has covered
Wide Stance
– Aids in stepping and area covered
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Hands and Grip
WRISTS TO THE BACK
For full wrist rotation
TOP HAND
• Thumb on side, pointing a little
upward
• Forefinger on side & front
• Shaft off the palm
(if your hands are big enough)
• Don’t Change grip during save
BOTTOM HAND
• Loop – make a pivot
• Don’t choke the stick
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Position and Arc
6 PLACES
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4.
5.
6.
Right pipe
Between right pipe & center
Center
Between left pipe & center
Left pipe
High – two+ yards off GL
6
STOP DANCING FEET
“6” STOPS HIGH BOUNCERS
SETUP ON BALL BEHIND
Step-to-pipe, step-to-ball on turns
Mirror Ball When Ball Behind
One pivot step from pipe
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Basic Throwing
POWER THROWING - Top hand push
– Takes lots of strength and practice
– Bottom hand comes across the body
– Chest/toes usually face the target
TOUCH THROWING - PULL/push
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Top hand above ear level
Shaft points at the target
Chest/toes face perpendicular to target
Drive shaft toward the target
Bottom hand lift and pull straight down and back toward
top hand elbow
– Bottom hand stays on same side of body as top hand –
point shaft at the target at end
– Long touch passes easy, protects ball on ride
– Very powerful / accurate technique
Coaching Youth Goalies
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Shooting and Coaching Tips
SHOOT and WATCH THE KEEPER
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Watching ball into pocket, through bounce
Setting up early, prior to the shot
Eye/hand/feet coordination on feeds
Take breaks during a shot (not good)
Rock and kick – weight on heels (not good)
Stepping clean, balls of feet & step up field
Driving hands & chest up field, esp. low
SHOOT ‘til KEEPER MAKES SAVES
– Encourage keeper to concentrate
– Let keeper know that the saves will come
WORK ON NEW AREA
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A little each work session - explain what/why
Work until good save(s)
Point out GOOD right then
Move to another area/drill
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Making Corrections
Keeper & coach can learn from every shot
GOALIE LATE:
– Goalie too uptight, stay loose
– Hands drop early
– Bottom hand moves outside the hip
– Kicks or steps onto heel
– Rocks to the back foot before stepping
WATCH FOR:
– Straight leg on step means rebounds
– Going UP (or jumping) for HI save, means slow low
– If top elbow is high, vision blocked on offside HI
and slow to LO
Move from Block to Save w/ keeper in practice
– Hands out, on balls of feet, watching the ball
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Instruction Sessions
BALL TOSS DRILL
WARMUP w/ATTACK STICK Game day sequence
SHOOT at game speed almost every day
INVOLVE FEEDER EARLY Get feet moving
– Work on tracking ball w/hand, setting up early
– Work on getting on balls of feet, HI & LO saves
– Build until confident on close in saves HI & LO
DRIVES or Shoot jogging - especially if no feeder
– Hide the ball, catch over shoulder & turn back
DEMANDING SEQUENCES
– Need some success for confidence
– Have keeper fight thru some failure to progress
MAKE MOST DAYS DIFFERENT Games are !!
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Warm-Ups on Game Day
HELP THEM MAKE SAVES
Walk 10-12 yard arc
10 shots each at most
HI to HI Watching/stepping
Stick side then off stick side
LO to LO 5 hole right & left
Get stepping up field again
Work the Arc
HI to LO Keep walking arc
FEEDS 6-8 yards out HI to HI
DON’T TIRE
THEM OUT –
It’s Game Day
Right then left
Step Out – A few hard (?) shots
Confidence builders
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Coach’s Attitude
GAME DAY - Be a CHEERLEADER
– You are the key to him/her giving 60 minutes
– “You can do it”, “Get the next one”, “Great Save”
– Reset phrases: “Track the Ball”, “Hands Up”
SCRIMMAGES - Ask for high level of play, positively
WORKOUTS – with you – 20-30 minutes a practice
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Be positive that they can do it
Let them struggle some
Build proof for them (one save never made before)
Demand that they be tough on themselves to improve
IF THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN, THEY CAN
– You determine what they can step up to
– You believe and use progression so they believe
Say “I believe in you” a lot, and mean it
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Parents and Questions
Understanding Kids – They Want
– Praise and acceptance
– Praise progress until we can praise their
performance
– Have objective comments – not “we lost because
of you” comments
Understanding Parents – They Want
– Their children's success
– You Praise their children’s progress
Parents as Coaches – Instant Conflict
– Separate praise from instruction – tough
– Mix in some “I Love You”
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Goalies are Born AND Made
Click Above
Coaching Youth Goalies
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Goalies are Born AND Made 2
Click Above
Coaching Youth Goalies
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Top Level Video Examples
Watch the
Ball
Howell,
Notre Dame ‘01
Protect
the Pipe
Mulligan,
Syracuse ‘01
Start the
Break
Horrigan,
Towson ‘01
Smooth
is very
efficient
Good technique dominates these plays
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Recognize Block Habits
Notre Dame-Syracuse 2000 NCAA Semifinals
Keeper
and
coach
can
learn
from
every
shot
Click Above
Move from Block to Save w/ keeper in practice
Hands out, on balls of feet, watching the ball
Coaching Youth Goalies
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FAN vs. COACH WATCHING
Coaching Youth Goalies
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Tracking the Ball - Top Hand
Great
Stance
and
Watching
the
Ball
Nick Murtha,
JHU ’02
Great concentration pays off over and over
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Goaltending Resources
Book: Lacrosse Goaltending for
Coaches, Players Too
PC CD: Lacrosse Goaltending
www.thegoalieman.com web site
– Coaches Corner
– Players Corner
– Free email response to questions
[email protected]
– Goalie Equipment
– No Rebound II Pockets for Goalies
No Rebound II
Pocket
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Feed Drills – 1 or 2 Every Day
F
C
G
G
G
F
C
F
C
X to Wing Feed
Cross Crease Feed
Middie to Weak Side
Footwork is
different Left
and Right
F
G
G
C
Behind
to
Crease
C
Middie
to
Crease
Step-to-pipe,
step-to-ball
F
Coaching Youth Goalies
Practice left side
and right side
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Team D – Fast Breaks – Bonus Slide
BREAK 1 - One D-man in the HOLE
Take ball down the alley, buy time
BREAK 2 - Two-in-a-stack
One to ball, one to 1st Pass,
1st back to hole
BREAK 3 - Three-in-a-triangle, pinch down low
HOLD call for no rotation/slide
ROTATE for slide
BREAK 4 - Four-in-a-box zone
Weak side corner sags in to middle
BREAK 5 - Five-on-a-dice zone
D
D
D
D
G
D
M
BREAK 4
G
M
D
M
BREAK 5
Middle takes cutter
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