Workshop #3 – Off-Ice Goalie Training: Eccentric Power Principle

What’s up? We are going to talk about the eccentric power principle! Probably most of you just don’t even know what that is, but you like the sound of power. It’s like, “Yes, please. I’ll take some.” We’re going to walk through it. I’m going to give you some basic examples of how I work…

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Goalie specific off-ice training

Hi everyone! I wanted to talk about goalie specific training today. Goalie specific off-ice training and what it is because I think there’s some misconceptions. We’re talking about what off-ice goalie specific training is. Two things brought this up. If you’re interested in watching the video for this post but are having a hard time…

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Q & A – youth goalies, pro injury thoughts

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Skater & Goalie Q&A from 10-28-2016, no worries! I have the video for you right here: Also, in case you’re pressed for time, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find them in the video: Topic…

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Goalie Puckhandling for 3-on-3

A look to the future of goaltending with Don Cherry… Don had a ton of gems on Saturday night’s Coaches’ Corner. I talked about Joel Ward the other day – what a motivational story. He also talked about the future of goaltending. He was talking about the 3-on-3 overtime and he said it would be filtering…

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How Hockey Goalies Snap Their Hips Around For Lateral Crease Movement

  This one comes from our on-ice session with Future Pro’s Jason VanSpronsen and the Sarnia Sting’s Justin Fazio. I asked Jason for some of the most common goaltending flaws that he sees on the ice and this was a big one! Leaving the hips behind… As Jason explains below, too many of you lead…

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The Easiest Thing Any Goalie Can Do To Improve Performance

  Have you ever meet an accomplished pitcher who didn’t do long toss or never did maintenance exercises for his or her shoulder? Ever? I know I haven’t. It is part of their culture – now sometimes the things they do for that shoulder maintenance make no sense to me, but that is another story.…

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EOTW: The Bobrovsky Shuffle

A couple of weeks ago Steven Shields asked me via his Facebook page how the heck Sergei Bobrovsky made THIS move.  It is worth watching the entire video because they is some great movement there, but the magic movement we are talking about here happens at about 2:15-2:18 into the video… If you cannot see…

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The 4-Minute No Excuse Workout For Goalies

  I know some of you are still on the road at Granny’s house or whatever. I also know that some of you…I am looking at you beer leaguer’s, have been eating (and maybe drinking) more than you typically would – – and likely more than you should. So, I am going to help you…

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EOTW: Lateral Push To T-Push (Super Bowl Edition)

I am not what you could call a football fan.  I love watching my hometown Western Mustangs play CIS football every fall and I am a fan of Peyton Manning, but I do not follow football…thank goodness.  If I did follow football, I surely would have been cheering for the Broncos because I am a big…

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Goalie Specific Training Q&A – part one

I received a lot of questions while I was away so I stockpiled them for a goalie specific training Q&A video – the video turned out to be 15-minutes long, so I have split it into three parts – here is part one…

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