Practice floorball stick handling from different postions. The pattern or boxes in the pictures can for example be taped on the floor. If the different positions are visual, then it’s also easier to practice the drills in different positions and the players will easier understand the advices and directions from the floorball coach. You can perform the stickhandling practices in front, diagonally in front, forehand / normally, and on backhand. The stickhandling drills will also work great as homework during the floorball off-season.
Hockey stickhandling drill example, but will of course work at floorball practices.
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In the youth or childrens floorball practice to the right the players are practicing ball control and stickhandling. Players make a couple of short moves before two long moves with the stick and the ball, and after that a shot in to the goal.
When the players have taken the shot, they pick up the ball again and practice feints on the way back. The feints they can practice, can be a passing feint, shot feint or a body feint to start up with some basic dekes.
Running four floorball practices at the same time
By splitting up the rink / floor in small parts you can have like in this example four floorball practices up and running at the same time. You can run both floorball practices in this drill drawing at one end and therefore have many active young floorball players at the same time.
Floorball ball control / stickhandling drill for children / youth players – to the left
The floorball drill to left starts with the player taking a ball and making a long move to the sides, moving the ball behind the cones, this is repeated three times and after that the player takes a shot into the goal.
Make use of the way back
Usually the practices are ended after a shot, but I think it’s good to give your players missions or tasks to perform when they return to the starting position. In the floorball drill to left I have put in running backwards with the ball back to the que, but you can also make your players practice a feint / deke or their coordination skills.
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Floorball stickhandling and ball controlling practice to the left
The floorball ball handling drill to the left starts with P1 running with the ball, P1 makes short moves between the cones, this is followed by a long move, and the floorball drill is ended up with shot into the goal.
Floorball stickhandling practice to the right
The floorball practice to the right starts with P2 running with the ball in control towards the first cone. Between the cones the player moves sideways and keeps the head up towards the goal. The floorball practice is ended up with shot into the goal.