Thread: Goalies: Need Ball Hockey Tips!
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11-07-2013, 06:19 PM
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If you don't get pad covers, you can buy these to tape onto your knee landings, calf wrap and basically anything that touches the ground in your butterfly to get a little more sliding ability.

I would highly recommend AGAINST constantly using your paddle to intercept passes. It sounds good in theory but turning your stick open like that will open up holes in your stance and good shooters will take advantage of that. Do have an active stick, but don't just lie the stick down. It traps you in that position and once a shooter sees you like that they probably will change the play anyways.

If shooters are constantly looking for the backdoor play you will have to communicate with your defense. If your defense continues to allow this play, you can try to cheat a bit towards the pass but this will often leave you getting burned shortside.

In the end, there is no cure-all tried and true method to prevent these kinds of plays. It's a high percentage scoring opportunity and your team just shouldn't be giving up that kind of play on a consistent basis; it doesn't matter how good you are.

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