- Side to side short distance movement. Helps goaltender stay square to the puck while minimizing holes in stance when moving.
- “Drive” Leg
The opposite leg of the intended direction.
“Drive” leg used to initiate side to side movement
- “Lead” Leg
The leg of the intended direction.
“Lead” leg is used to balance and stabilize side to side movement.
“Lead” leg offers some resistance to control side to side movement.
- Used to stay square to the puck when shooter is carrying the puck in tight or across the slot.
- In stance goaltender is square to the puck.
- Weight is on the inside edges of the balls of the feet.
- To start shuffle transfer weight to the ball of the foot on the inside edge of the “drive” leg.
- Bring “drive” leg back to regular stance position.
- “Lead” leg maintains stance position and stabilizes momentum.
- To stop, place weight on inside edge of the lead skate and resist momentum.