Low To High Passes

This works getting comfortable seeing shots in high % areas. It works on getting comfortable with quickly pushing out to the top of the crease with speed and accuracy. 

We want our feet to be about 30 degrees on our post prior to the movement. When we push out we want to lead with our eyes and hands first. Make sure you have a small arc to your t-push so you get centered, then challenge. When you lead with the eyes, this increases your accuracy by picking up where the shooters receiving the puck while you’re finishing your push.

A. Have 5 shooters in a horseshoe up to the dots, goalie starts on the post, goalie pushes out to each player for a single rep each. Reset after each rep. Do each shooter off both posts to work on short and far pushes.

B. Shooters lined up the same, one passes is in the corner now with pucks, one side at a time. Passer picks a shooter at random to pass to, goalie needs to react to which shooter to step out to. 

C. Shooters lined up the same, one passer starts in the corner, alternate sides. Passer skates back and forth behind the net, picks a shooter at random to pass to, can be before or after they skate behind the net, goalie needs to react to which shooter to step out to. 

Advanced: Once your movement gets much quicker, let the shooters either shoot or make 1 pass once you step out. And then once that’s easy, allow them to make 2 passes once you step out. 

Pro Tip: As this gets easier, bring the shooters closer to make it harder to react to the shot.