This drill will practice the goaltender’s basic puck stopping skills and preparing for high rebounds after a low shot. It will also practice stopping high shots when the goaltender is in a butterfly/half-butterfly.
The goaltender starts at the top of their crease with the shooter in the high slot. The shooter first shoots a low shot and the goaltender must use the butterfly or half-butterfly to make the save. This is followed immediately by a high shot to the glove side and a high shot to the blocker side simulating a rebound being recovered by the opposing team. (Alternate glove and blocker sides first)
Note: The goaltender should be in the butterfly/half-butterfly while stopping both high shots, if this is not the case, reduce the time between shots so the goaltender cannot recover.