Weekly Live Q&A – March 27th edition :)

Hey, how do you like that moustache??  Hilarious 🙂 I just wanted to post this one up for you quickly – Rapid Response Rachel will hop on and add her annotations to it soon – she’s had a busy week – but I wanted you to be able to check it out before the end…

Continue Reading →

How goalies see around screens all day long…

goalie agility hand-eye training

You have to find the puck, so when someone (or several players) set up right in front of you, you are going to have to work extra hard to find the puck, because screened or not, it still stings when the puck finds its way into the back of the net on your watch. We…

Continue Reading →

Mitch Korn on the Physical, Mental & Emotional elements of goaltending

A couple weeks ago when the Capitals were on their break-week, I was able to catch up with goaltending coach Mitch Korn.  You cannot argue with Mitch’s success record with his goalies in Buffalo, Nashville and now Washington. Like all the top goalie coaches I know, Mitch is a student of the game and so generous…

Continue Reading →

Q&A – Prehab, Leg Dominance, Stick Arm

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Goalie Q&A on 2-10-17, fear not! I have the video for you right here: Facebook Live Q&A 2-10-17 Also, in case you’re pressed for time, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find them in the video:…

Continue Reading →

Lead Side Focus: Interview with Eli Wilson

One of my favourite things is learning from goalie coaches, it’s why I am already looking forward to the Network Goaltending Symposium that isn’t until JUNE! Here’s why I love it: most goalie coaches are just awesome people they teach me where goalies struggle, where they have weaknesses that make them vulnerable they share a…

Continue Reading →

He ignored his Goalie Coach…

Not something that I would typically recommend. It sounds bad, because he pays his coach a lot of money for on-ice training and has improved his performance dramatically since starting with him, so why would he ignore what the coach told him? Because it didn’t make sense, that’s why. It was after a particularly gruelling…

Continue Reading →

Quick Reference Guide For Hockey Goalies

I was happy to contribute “The 5 Definitive Exercises For Every Goalie” to the Pro Stock Hockey Goalie E-Book.  You will also see a great article from Mitch Korn in there as well as articles on hydration, glove position, the ‘Growth Mindset‘ and more. The guys at www.ProstockHockey.com put it together for you and you can…

Continue Reading →

Q&A – New Goalie Glove, Overall Fitness, Knees & Pushes

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Skater & Goalie Q&A on December 2nd, fear not! I have the video for you right here: Also, in case you’re pressed for time on this beautiful Friday afternoon, below are the topics discussed: Topic | Location in Video…

Continue Reading →

The MS3 Method Explained…

hockey goalie core training

I was telling you about the puzzle that Paul and I worked on last week. I found working on the puzzle was a perfect metaphor for achieving your goaltending potential (or any other big goal). In case you missed it, here it is. I mentioned the MS3 Method I created to guide your development from…

Continue Reading →

Does Size Really Matter? The NHL perspective.

I hopped on the phone with my friend Mike Valley who is the Director of Goaltending for the Dallas Stars to talk goalies and of course we started off by talking about size in goaltenders. Remember when you were either a big blocking goaltender or a smaller, agile goalie? Well, Mike makes it very clear…

Continue Reading →