Dead Angle Shot/Pass

This drill focuses on reacting to dead angle shots with a net front option as guys attack the cage from the goal line.

The key here is to not square up entirely due to the net front threat, we want to be about 30/40 degrees. Work on dropping and reacting into your rvh on demand. You can even try some reps doing vh since there’s no true back door threat. Work on that reactive element in your save selection don’t just drop every time.

This is similar to the drill from last week. This is just a different look so we need to adjust our feet accordingly. 

1. Shooter starts just off the corner boards along the goal line, drives the net just above the goal line when the goalie is ready.

2. Shooter has option to shoot or pass net front, must make the play by the face off dot.

Note: If you’re struggling with the variability, slow the reps down. Do only dead angle shots and focus on that timing and reactive element with your rvh and vh save selection. And then work some net front passes. Then piece it together once you have both down.

Pro addition: Have the new front shooter change his positioning at random. Move left and right, slight changes in-depth but not too much. Make sure the shooter is staying up in the mid zone slot area. Deliberately working dead angles to slot area here.

Advanced: Play out rebounds.