An example of good field hockey goalkeeping footwork

Talking about field hockey goalkeeping footwork when it comes to training is sometimes a cliche or a pre-made expression, one of those things that people repeat without offering enough content. In this case, we can actually see a good example of how a goalkeeper can use his coordination, reaction and intuition in order to cover the proper angles of the shot.

In this video we can see that he positions himself to cover a diagonal shot coming from his right side. Right after blocking this shot, he makes a quick shift towards the centre of the goal and goes forward to “attack” the ball and cover the angle of the second shooter. By doing this he narrowed down the angle and was able to cover and protect his goal in a successful way.


By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: