How To Build Stamina, Recovering from ACL Surgery & Varsity Goalie Academy Teaser – Goalie Training Q&A – 03.21.2024

February 29 2024 - Goalie Training Pro Q&A With Maria Mountain

Join Maria Mountain for this week’s Live Q&A where she chats ACL injuries and recovery, getting back into off-ice training for hockey as an adult goaltender, improving your stamina with…

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Beer League Hockey Goalie | Mobility Drills

Do you consider yourself a beer league adult hockey goalie?  Here’s a quick 5-minute mobility routine that won’t just help you stop pucks but will also help save your hips,…

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02-16-23 Live Q&A – “How to come back to playing goalie after not playing for years”

Hey guys, Kevin from Team Goalie Training Pro here with Maria’s Facebook Live Q&A incase you missed it. If you don’t have time to watch the full video, here’s the…

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Hockey Goalie | Post To Post Speed

Hockey Goalie | Post To Post Speed is how you earn the right to play with more patience and hold your edges longer. Hockey players know to pass the puck…

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In Season Hockey Training | Goalies

I’ll walk you through an in-season training checklist so you can focus on what you need (even if your team does workouts together), I’ll show you how we adjusted for…

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HOW To Put On Hockey Goalie Gear From Start To Finish ?

Have you always secretly wanted to be a goalie? But you have no idea where to start with putting on all that gear? I’m here for you! I’m going to…

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9/15 Live Q&A – Born With It or Lost Cause, Total Hip Replacement, Bouncing Back From a Bad Game

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Goalie Q&A from Friday, 9/15, no worries! I have the video for you right…

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Beer League Goalie Basic Training

Just because you are no longer competing for the starter’s role on a junior team and you have let go of the dream that you will get the call from an NHL team any time soon, I know that does not mean that you have lost your competitive streak.

It’s okay, it is not a secret. You can tell your friends and family that you are only out there for ‘fun’, I think we all know what you mean by ‘fun’. Winning = FUN.

Sure, you might not smash your stick over the cross bar any more (with maturity you are painfully aware that those things cost money) after a loss. You are a little more gracious now, but you are still out there to win. You don’t mind at all when you steal a game for your team and your unbelievable glove save at 17:23 of the third is the main topic of discussion in the dressing room after the game.

Well guys and gals, this one is for you – it is Basic Training for the Beer League Goalie. If you have been away from off-ice training for a while – maybe you are carrying a few extra pounds around your middle; you are concerned that starting a training program may be too much. The last thing you want to do is hurt yourself by going back to the type of training you knew as a younger you.

You remember hitting the gym in college for some heavy squats, bench press, bench press, bench press and a few sets of curls. You picture those workouts now and your knees ache just thinking about the weight you used to put up.

While you may not be ready for heavy squats, I have put together this off-ice workout for beer league goalies that will address what you need the most – flexibility, stability and goalie specific strength.

You can split the workout into a Mobility day and a Strength & Stability day which will make each workout last about 10-15 minutes. If you do two Mobility workouts per week and two Strength & Stability workouts per week you will be shocked at how much better you feel on the ice.

You will be shocked by how much quicker your lateral movements feel. At how your legs don’t feel like they are filled by lead after the first two periods and you will be pleasantly surprised when your hips don’t ache the morning after every game.

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