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Three Key Things To Be In Position

January 12, 2012 1 comment

I would guess that many of us beer league goalies never had formal training or attended goaltender camps. We learn by repetition and experience, figuring out what works and does not work. This can lead to some bad habits which get exposed when we jump into a higher division or play against different player types than we are used to. I am just as guilty and also have heard of and seen goalies who sometimes get into position relative to the shooter instead of the puck depending on the game situation that is developing. This is not the way you should approach a shot and it will end up burning you more often than not. Read more…

Why Stopping Pucks Is Not Your Main Focus

January 9, 2012 Leave a comment

To bring in the New Year I thought it would be a good idea to talk about a myth that some goalies and players believe. Our job as goaltenders is to keep the puck out of the net, so naturally it would follow that becoming proficient in stopping shots should be our focus. While I am not saying that you should stop all drills in practice that focus on shooting, I am saying that it should not be your main focus. Let me explain. Read more…