Q&A: The one about why coaches make certain decisions and speed

So, I was cleaning out the vault the other day and came across a few questions that were in the corner under some boxes of hockey tape, so I pulled them out, dusted them off and here are the answers for you. Aaa-chhooooo! (whew! It’s dusty in that vault) You can watch the video to…

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EOTW: Beat Shoulder Fatigue When Passing The Puck

You don’t spend a lot of time passing the puck in a game, but being great at handling the puck certainly increases your versatility. You do have time for practicing your stickhandling and passing in practice (or you should), so let’s make sure you can do that without fatigue affecting your precision. NOTE: I am…

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The Four Exercises You Must Do To Start 2015

This will be a quick one to get you going now that you are back to the ‘grind’ – is it just me or does it feel like a long time since we have been in a regular routine. I’m telling you my waistline won’t miss all the food as delicious as it was 🙂 Here…

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Rotator Cuff Training For A Goalie’s Hips

  I am pretty sure you all know how much time pitchers spend working on their rotator cuff. If you pitched in little league when you were a kid, chance are you had some rotator cuff exercises that you routinely used. We all know how an injury to the rotator cuff of a pitcher is…

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It’s Not The Same

How many of you work on your hand-eye coordination?  Hands up! Okay, put your hands down – for those of you who didn’t put up your hand, what’s the deal?  Go get two tennis balls from the front hall closet (I don’t know why they are there, someone just put them there – probably you)…

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EOTW: How To Add Resistance To Goalie Agility Drill

EOTW: How To Properly Add Resistance To the V-Drill If you missed the post earlier this week on the proper (and improper use of resistance in speed and agility training), make sure you check it out here first, so this post will make more sense to you. For short duration, tight quarters agility training, we…

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EOTW: The Dexterity Drill That Gave Goalies Trouble

I made a trip to Brantford (yes, hometown of the ‘Great One’) to work with Kevin Beech and this goalies at the ProGoaltending Camp – it was a great group to work with and one of the drills I did with both the older and the younger group gave a few of the goalies major…

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Shocked at how sore my obliques are.

During my travels this week I made one little change to my front plank that really left me with sore obliques – they are even more sore today than they were yesterday – YIKES. I was on the road again this weekend – this time out in Vancouver for the Off-Ice Goalie Success Secrets workshop…

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2 pieces of mandatory equipment for goalie training

The 2 Pieces Of Mandatory Equipment For Off-Ice Goalie Training I know there is not one of you out there who does not believe that the proper off-ice training will make you a better, more durable goalie.  For most of you it could completely transform your game to the point where players on other teams…

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Goalie Training EOTW: More Balance = More Agility

I have a very simple, yet challenging goalie training EOTW for you today – what it does in addition to developing hip stability in goalies, it helps you have a strong platform for your butterfly crawl.  Fun stuff! How the weekend is going so far – had a wicked XC ski yesterday – broke a…

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