Low gloves at short corners
Just like I wrote about a couple of years back about using high gloves to help make standing saves against drag flicks at corners, the opposite (low gloves) can be argued as well, for those menacing and difficult low placed flicks you cannot reach from your standing position. Thoughts and analysis on how gravity and holding them low equates to reaching such flicks, as well as a new trend that seems to be becoming popular at short corners.
‘Time wasting’ at the short corner
A quick article on the option of standing outside your goal to prepare for the corner. Not everyone uses it and might consider this sort of thinking to be a little tedious, but I think to think outside the box and enjoy writing about all things goalkeeping, so something to mull over if you've never considered it before!
Following the injection
Following the injection at the short corner and being aware of dummies and set-ups will help make it easier to make the save.
Setting up deep at penalty corners
At top level hockey you can often see goalkeepers setting up deeper in the D against corners, giving them more time to react to the flick.
Working out how to react at the short corner
Last article of the day! How to tell the difference between a flick and straight strike at the corner.
P-flicks: commit or react?
On spot flicks, the goalkeeper can either pick where to go and commit, or react to the flick. By reacting, the goalkeeper increases their chances of making the save.
Playing the passed shot
Playing against a pass is a difficult situation for the goalkeeper. If you come out and try to commit yourself to taking on a player, then you leave open space to shoot into. Instead, by staying deep and waiting for the pass, you can successfully make the save.