Drills Hardest place to save a dragflick

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  1. cjbeck23

    cjbeck23 FHF Top Player

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    Fellow goalies just wonderin where you think the hardest place to save a dragflick is?? For me its bottom right around backboard height!
     
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    I have severe problems with low flicks between my stance and posts , the wider and higher the easier for me ......
     
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    I think low to my left through a disguised flick - gives you very little time to react and get down....
     
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    I've always said backboard height - stick side obviously adds an extra complication
     
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    sanabas FHF All Time Great

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    Knee high and wide is probably hardest.

    Ankle high and about 1m inside post has most potential for making me look silly by falling over while trying & failing to save something with hands that I could have just stuck a foot out and comfortably got.
     
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    It's like you've seen me play @sanabas that's exactly what I was thinking.
     
  7. BlindGoalie613

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    Knee high and wide is also a hard place to flick a ball to
     
  8. Nicola Harrison

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    Low right side. Any high shots are easy for me as I am quiet tall and cover well. But low corners are always hard stick side is harder to cover but have done lots of stick saves. Even had my deflect stick cracked from a drag flick. The gryphon sentinel has been a great replacement.
    If going low try go low with right leg so leg guard covers most of area and get stick just above leg guard to cover most the area. It's worked for me.
     
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    Should we really be telling fieldies where to aim?
     
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    I've been trying all season with my lot. In the end I went for "anywhere between the two upright metal bits and the one going across the top" so I'm not too worried about the detail here ;)
     
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    Annoyingly PC flicks are my weakness at moment can't seem to get to grips with them at all .......
     
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    Pc flicks I always watch where they bring stick in from. Gives a better chance to get to them.

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    For me it's not the ones that been truly caught well , I play and train with ex national league players that do our df s , it's the ones that get the power but not direction and get caught between standing lunge save and going to dive and end up letting in soft soft goals .......
     
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    Top or Bottom left. Really a well caught/powerful drag flick in any spot in the sticks will make us work, just watch internationals how many times have you seen the top level keepers miss one by their foot? Mainly because they have over thought it for a split second, at that level that can result in a goal
     
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    If they are good enough to place it they probably already know, and if they aren't then trying too hard means they will almost certainly spoon it wide of the post ;)
     
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    Had my first penalty shootout last night. Wasn't great. Saved 2 out of 5. But great strikes from players. One got stick to but went in off sadly.

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    2 flick saves out of 5 is quite respectable. A well-taken flick should be nigh impossible for us to reach - it's how many of the others we get that counts!
    I saved one on Sunday but it wasn't well-taken, she put it straight at my pads. She complained that I'd moved off my line, but that was after the whistle, and one of our club's best umpires standing right next to the goal was fine with it!
     
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    They are hard but at least they all didn't go in. Do t worry about umpires they get it wrong sometimes. Had one call it a goal when it went down side and we had a goal disallowed because it deflected off defenses stick. But they can not get every call right. We just have to bite our lip and let it go otherwise cards come out.

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    If you moved off your line before the flick was taken, it should have been a re-take :rolleyes: The whistle just indicates that the taker may shoot when ready !
    And the goal-lne umpire's responsibility is only to say whether the ball has crossed the line .. the lead umpire is better-placed for all other factors, including 'keeper movement.
     
  20. Rosa

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    Knee high close to the post both sides and for me upper left corner... Just not quick enough (yet).. :(
     

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