Chest Catch

Catching is the most effective way of stopping, gaining possession and controlling a ball. The Chest Catch is a particular catching technique used when the ball is dropping from a height and the player has time to cushion it into his chest. It is predominantly used by the goalkeeper.

Here are the Key Teaching Points for the Chest Catch

-Adopt the Ready Position
Hold the hurley in the dominant hand. Use a shortened grip if necessary

-Release the non-dominant hand from the hurley and hold it in a cupped position

-Hold the hurley in front of, and across, the body for protection
As the ball approaches, move to receive it between the chest and cupped hand

-Relax the chest on impact to cushion the ball into a secure position