The Keys to Perfect Positioning in the Net – for Ringette Goalies
As a goalie, you need to find the “sweet spot” in your net – how far out can you challenge the shooter?
If you are too far OUT of the net, the shooter can easily deke you out of position.
If you are too far IN your net, you will leave massive holes in the net for a shooter to pick off.
If you are JUST RIGHT in your net, you will be in the perfect place – the Sweet Spot. We call this being a Position Magician in the net.
Here’s a simple diagram that shows all three:
Here’s a great way to discover your sweet spot:
Do the drill below.
First off, do the drill standing at a 1. Then move to a 2. Finally, do the drill at a 3. Talk about where your felt most comfortable.
You will probably have trouble standing too deep in your crease so make sure that when you are supposed to be standing at a 3 that you are standing right up at the crease (no exceptions!).
Very soon, you will start to find the Sweet Spot. If you have a habit of being too far in your net or too far out, just doing this drill will allow you to correct the and become a Position Magician.
Let us know what you think.
Lisa Brown, Laura Warner, and Abbey Van Roekel