The ultimate hockey drill to improve the way you save deflections!

By Pablo Mendoza

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Calum Giles shared this drill while coaching at Stickwise Hockey Camps, and it’s all you need if you want to improve your reaction while saving deflections. Are you a hockey goalie? Then take a look at this exercise where you will need a couple of boards in order to create a path for the ball to bounce off.

The ball will rapidly change directions simulating an attacker’s deflection, forcing the goalkeeper to react fast while staying on balance.