Guys, I had to get this one off my chest. It's been a long time coming. I see it on Instagram. I see it on YouTube. I see it in person. Bad drill set ups. It's such a simple thing, but it causes so many problems. The good news is, there's a super easy fix. … Continue reading Don’t Set Your Drills Up For Failure
The past 6 weeks I’ve been on the ice a ton for a spring 3 on 3 league with PowerTech. I’ve been working with kids from the tyke age group up to midget and everywhere in between. There’s something fun and unique about every age group, and they all have different priorities at their age … Continue reading Be A Complete Athlete
Over the past few weeks, I've been working with a small group of goalies as part of an in season development program. It's been a great experience for me and for the goalies as we have enough time to stop and give attention on a more individual basis as necessary, and that's what got me … Continue reading Conscious Coaching: Taking The Time To Make It Stick
Hey Guys, Recently I came across an article in the New York Times that talked about "hustle culture" and how the growing popularity of the "Rise and Grind" mantra has been having a very negative impact on people's overall health, as well as job and life satisfaction. There's pressure from endless posts on social media … Continue reading More is Not Better; Better is Better
Continuing on with puckhandling, it's important to know what makes a good puckhandling goaltender. First of all, what it is not, is the guy who's trying to bomb home run passes to guys at the far blue line. Those opportunities are few and far between, and the likelyhood of them turning into a scoring chance … Continue reading Puckhandling Part 2: Keys to Success
Hey guys, Looking back through my posts, I can't believe I haven't written about puckhandling at some point already. It's one part of goaltending that never gets adequate attention by goalie coaches. (Props to Eli Wilson who had the foresight to dedicate an entire camp to goalie puckhandling. Really awesome stuff.) If I tried to pack … Continue reading Puckhanding Part 1: Just Do It
Hey Guys, Last Thursday, one of the AAA teams I work closely with had our first summer skate leading up to training camp. I hadn't had the opportunity to work with either of my goalies over the summer, so this was our first time on the ice together since tryouts after last season ended. I … Continue reading The Grass is Always Greener…
Hey Guys, As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to briefly sum up what I learned over the weekend in Nashville with all the brilliant goaltending minds I got to be around. There was so much amazing content, I would never be able to do justice to the presentations or the presenters by … Continue reading NetWork Goaltending Symposium 2018: Highlights
Hey Y'all! Ok so maybe "LIVE" is a bit of a stretch. I just got home from the long drive back, and I'm fired up! The 2018 NetWork Goaltending Symposium just wrapped up, and this year was better than ever. These 3 days of classroom and on ice presentations are something I really look forward … Continue reading Yee-Haw! 2018 NetWork Goaltending Symposium LIVE from Nashville!
It's kind of an odd question, right? It's not often we think of our performance as something we've earned. The reality is, whatever level you're at, most of your competition is more or less as talented as you are. You might have an edge in some areas, and they might have an edge in others, … Continue reading How Well Do You Deserve to Perform?