Do Massage Guns Improve Hockey Goalie Flexibility?

There are A LOT of gimmicks out there.  It is honestly one of the most frustrating parts of my job as a goalie strength and conditioning coach – a lot of you want to find the quick fix or trick that will be the difference maker rather than just working hard on the right things…

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How To Improve Your Goalie SKILLs In 10-Minutes Per Day

The BEST way to get better hockey goaltending skills is to be on the ice practicing those skills PERIOD. Even your off-ice stamina training is not going to be as effective as on-ice stamina training.  Nothing can replace the benefits of being on the ice, but doing the right off-ice training can certainly help bridge…

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How Ice Hockey Goalie Training Is Different

The training an ice hockey goalie needs is different from what skaters need. PERIOD. Do you do the same thing for training on the ice? Wait, what’s that you say?  Sometimes you do the same thing as the skaters on the ice?  You do the same skating drills sometimes, you work on your puck-handling and…

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Why no hockey goalie is destined to be slow.

I admit it… I am slow.  What does that have to do with your off-ice goalie training?  Keep reading for goodness sake, you will see … When I skied for the Yukon Territory team (yes, I lived in Whitehorse to train for skiing) we did dryland testing.  One of the tests was a 100m, I…

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The DARK side of speed training

Just filmed this quick FB Live about the “dark side” of speed training.  Don’t let it stop you from DOING your speed training, you just need to be aware of this… If you don’t like watching video – or you would rather just read… here’s basically what I said… Have you ever struggled with a…

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9/01 Live Q&A – Try-Out Mindset, Training While In-Season, Sore Ankles

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Goalie Q&A this past Friday afternoon, fear not! I have the video for you right here: https://youtu.be/F13M8ncuhOY In case you’re pressed for time on this beautiful day, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find them…

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8/25 Live Q&A – Carey Price, Pelvis Position, Off-Ice Workouts In-Season

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Goalie Q&A on Friday, 8/25, fear not! I have the video for you right here: https://youtu.be/cOO4We4QieI In case you’re pressed for time, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find them in the video: Introduction &…

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28-Day Transformation Challenge to start 2017

Let’s DO THIS!! Here’s the scoop – I know a lot of you are dreaming about how you are going to finally redefine your role on the ice.  You are dreaming about going from one of the average or even good goalies in your league and finally take the steps to become one of those…

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April All-Star!

Later this weekend I am going to share some tests you can do on your own to look at 1) how you are progressing with your off-ice training and 2) some functional tests that will tell you how well you move and stabilize.  This is a follow up to the last post on what ‘hockey…

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