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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03/21 Live Q&A – Mobility Training, Reaction Time, & Beginner Goalies

Hey guys! Sarah here with this weeks live Q&A! If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Goalie Q&A on 03-21-2019, I have the video for you right here: https://youtu.be/rde2jS0LPKY And in case you don’t have time to watch the whole video, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find them…

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How Hockey Goalies Get Deeper In Their Edges: GTP TV Episode 51

Welcome to Goalie Training Pro TV, episode 51. This is for you, if you ever get burning in the front of your shin. (Not the other kind of burning). This is for you.   If you want to see the visuals that go along with this post, check it out on YouTube here >> https://youtu.be/UgirfcQ2J_w…

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01/10 Live Q&A – MCL Recovery, Stretching, & Beer Leaguers

Hey guys! Sarah here with this weeks live Q&A! If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Goalie Q&A on 01-10-2019, I have the video for you right here: https://youtu.be/TB0UxHrwUB4   And in case you don’t have time to watch the whole video, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find…

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GTP TV Episode 39: PRI Exercise for Goalies

Welcome to Goalie Training Pro TV, episode 39. We’re going to talk about your splits today! But we’re going to start with a little assessment first…   Check out the demonstration for this post on YouTube by clicking here >> https://youtu.be/kl_GSZpZImg So this is what I want you to do. I want you to go into…

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Assisted Hip Opener for Goalies

Next time you see a toddler, admire their squat pattern. You will see them in a perfect balanced effortless squat without any training, warm-up, myofascial release… they don’t even think about it, they just do it. That’s because the squat is one of our Primal Movement Patterns (I first heard this description from Paul Chek);…

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Goalie Drill Opposite Scarecrow

I got to assess a ton of goalies this summer as I travelled all over Canada and the US working at goalie camps and training camps.  When you get to look at 100’s of goalies moving through specific patterns, you start to see common dysfunctions. This is one you won’t notice – until now maybe.…

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09/13 Live Q&A – Shutout Academy, Knee Crackling, & Gatorade

Hey guys! Sarah here with this weeks live Q&A! If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Goalie Q&A on 09-13-2018, I have the video for you right here: https://youtu.be/KziAaxWJIMc And in case you don’t have time to watch the whole video, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find them…

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Hockey Goalie Stretches: Squat Master

#MovementMonday A great warm up before you do squats or cleans, but watch for asymmetries from one side to the other, those are a warning sign that something isn’t working the way it should. Only go as far down as you can keeping: 🥅 a neutral spine 🥅 the DB right overhead 🥅 your heels on the floor…

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Why goalies need pelvis-on-femur rotation

Every Monday I post your #MobilityMonday exercise over on Instagram (@goalietraining) and this week it was a really subtle one POF Staggered Stance Rotation.  One of our Shutout Academy goalies asked, what’s the POF all about? Great question. POF is pelvis on femur rotation. WARNING: strength coach geek-speak ahead You can drive hip rotation from…

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