Butterfly Crawl – Staying on the Round – Review for Perfection
First of all, remind the goaltenders that it is extremely important to be able to get into the correct spot in the right amount of time. Explain that if they are not able to travel from one side of the crease to the other side before the puck travels from one player to another, the player will probably have an open net to shoot the puck into.
Re-emphasize to the goaltenders that the Butterfly Crawl is an effective strategy in situations that require the goaltenders to arrive at different points around the crease due to the puck being moved or passed in tight. As an example, explain that the Butterfly Crawl can be used in various important situations; such as, when the puck is close to the top of the crease (in tight) and players are trying to move or pass it in order to get around the goaltender. The goaltender might not have the time to get up out of the butterfly (too many holes could open up), so he/she will push with the outside leg and stay low in a butterfly position to get to the correct spot.
Lead this drill by standing in the slot area and having the goaltenders perform the drill they learned in Lesson Nineteen. Make sure they remember how to perform the Butterfly Crawl-Staying on the Round Drill prior to going onto the ice so you do not have to waste time explaining it again. The goaltenders will work on this drill for three minutes.