Best way for goalies to prepare for the next workout, practice, game

I know what you all want from your off-ice goalie training… you want a wide butterfly flare and you want to be able to do the splits like an NHL goalie – specifically Jonathan Quick.  I know, I know. But I also know what you need from your goalie specific training and sometimes you don’t…

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Hip Impingement in Hockey Goaltenders: The Comprehensive Guide

goalie training, hip pain in goalies, hip impingment

Impingement, hip impingement, FAI… It has lots of names. It is unfortunately, NOT uncommon in hockey goalies. It’s often present, but asymptomatic.  I other words, you might have hip impingement and not feel any pain at all. And I fear that the prevalence in hockey goalies has not yet peaked.  I fear that by the…

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There’s overtraining… and then there is THIS

Off-ice goalie training

It reminded me of a skier that I raced with back in the day.  Her race results weren’t great and she was tired, so she took time off because she thought it might be over training. After the time off… her performance was worse… she took more time off… performance got worse.  Do you see…

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Random Episode #2 – top hand-eye training video for hockey goalies

I have taken to making some FB Live episodes on the Goalie Training Pro Facebook page.  I don’t want to make it ‘official’ like GTP TV or the weekly live Q&A – so we shall henceforth call them “Random Episodes”. And here’s the one I did today… And there ya go… M   PS –…

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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 answer to your question “why goalies?”

The simple answer is… ‘because they are awesome!’ Who WOULDN’T want to train goalies for their life’s work? Who wouldn’t want to make their masterpiece a generation of goalies who frustrate more shooters, win more games and have fewer injuries? But I get it – and it is something I have been reflecting on lately…

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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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How this “out of whack” goalie avoided season ending surgery

I could tell he was scared and that scared me when I got his (can’t tell you his name, so we will call him Tim) message.  Tim was a goalie I had the opportunity to work with this summer at one of the elite camps where I ran the off-ice goalie training.  I hadn’t talked…

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Maybe you need two blockers

Have you ever felt like that? Like you have more pucks bouncing off your glove than you actually catch in the pocket? I had the same problem (still do a bit) until I stumbled upon this discovery and it transformed how I train hand-eye coordination in goalies.  Here’s the video from the day it actually…

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Hockey Goalie With Hip Impingement: How Bad Is It Really?

Well, it certainly isn’t idea for a hockey goalie, but how bad is it? You know that I am in the process of writing the most comprehensive article I have ever written on any topic (since writing my Master’s Thesis of course) and it is all about hip impingement and that has me with a…

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