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, Today we're looking at a drill from a private session from last week. Full disclosure, I got the inspiration for this drill from a drill I saw from Slovakian National Team coach Jan Lasak. His drill involved the goalie in their butterfly, focused on a puck to their side. On the cue, a … Continue reading Finding the Puck
Hey Guys, Today I want to share another drill from our goalie development camp earlier this summer. We dedicated some time to working on shots from odd angles. These are situations that come up in games, but they may not see much of them in practice. As always, the goal is to work with the … Continue reading One Size Does Not Fit All
Hey Guys, Just a quick one today. I wanted to share with you a simple drill I did at last week's goalie camp. Most of the shots a goalie sees in his regular practice are from the slot or the wing. The usual practice drill spots. The purpose of this drill was to help the … Continue reading RVH Dead Angle Post Integration
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?
Hey guys, It's that time of year again. The leaves are off of the trees and it won't be long before the only green we'll be seeing is the bits of pine trees still visible through the snow. From a health and fitness perspective, winter often brings some new issues to deal with. The bleak … Continue reading The Winter Blues