EOTW: Goalie Knee Recovery Box Drill

IMG_0826Before I get to this week’s EOTW – which is an off-ice goalie agility drill by the way, I am wondering how your weekend was.  Paul and I had a great and productive weekend with lots of chores on Saturday followed by a trip to the beach for some stand-up paddleboarding yesterday.  It was a beautiful day to be on the water.  Believe it or not we were scolded by the police for not having all the safety equipment required of a ‘human powered watercraft’ – like a bailing bucket.  Um it is a surfboard – don’t think you can bail (or sink) one of those.  It was a little comical.

Luckily we were not thrown in the clink and we will live to paddleboard another day 🙂

Later this week I will be stopping by to say ‘Hi’ to our friends Jon Elkin and Michael Ouzas at the Elkin Camp.  I will also get to meet one of the goalies from Europe that trains with my online Elite Goalie Strength & Conditioning group.  We have emailed back and forth a lot, but I will finally get to meet him face to face.

From there I am on to  Michael Lawrence’s Pro Goaltending camp to run the off-ice for a couple of days, so I am really looking forward to seeing some of you there.

EOTW: Off-Ice Goalie Agility Drill

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Key Points For This Goalie Training Drill

  • Stay in a low and reactive position as you move between cones
  • Watch for inefficiencies in your movements (the way I kept wanting to lift my dominant right leg first in the video)
  • Bring the foot up underneath you quickly and give a good powerful lateral push
  • Keep your hips and shoulders level as you push, do not lean your torso away from the direction you are moving
  • Think about where your eyes should be looking and where your blocker and glove should be

How Many Sets & Reps

  • Do 3-5 reps in each direction
  • Rest 30-60 seconds between reps
  • Complete 2-3 sets
  • You can do juggling or stickhandling between sets for active rest.

Have a great day – happy training!
Cheers,
M

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