Off-ice training that makes goalies less vulnerable on the ice.

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I have been looking forward to this series of posts for a while, here’s how it came together. I was chatting with Future Pro Goaltending’s Jason VanSpronsen and we decided to meet up on the ice to go over some on-ice issues he sees or on-ice issues I get asked about, but I don’t know…

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EOTW: The Bobrovsky Shuffle

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A couple of weeks ago Steven Shields asked me via his Facebook page how the heck Sergei Bobrovsky made THIS move.  It is worth watching the entire video because they is some great movement there, but the magic movement we are talking about here happens at about 2:15-2:18 into the video… If you cannot see…

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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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The 4-Minute No Excuse Workout For Goalies

  I know some of you are still on the road at Granny’s house or whatever. I also know that some of you…I am looking at you beer leaguer’s, have been eating (and maybe drinking) more than you typically would – – and likely more than you should. So, I am going to help you…

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Are you an antevert or a retrovert?

Since your hips are your bread and butter if you are a goalie I thought we should get to know this marvelous joint a little better.  I can see this stretching into a 3, 4 or 5 part series, so let’s consider this part one. Looking at bony structure and anatomical range of motion –…

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Using the MB to Stabilize or Drive

  A few weeks ago I wrote THIS article showing you goalies how to use the medicine ball to overload your off-ice agility drills.  Do you remember that?  If not, you better check out what you missed. The MB is a great tool for skaters and goalies alike and today I want to show you…

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How To Enjoy Holiday Eating Without Sabotaging Your Hockey

Look, we are all going to eat foods over the holidays that we wouldn’t typically eat the other 11-months of the year. I will for sure ding-dong some shortbread cookies because when else is it acceptable to eat butter and sugar straight up (maybe there is some flour or eggs in there to make it…

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Fast Off-Ice, But Slow On-Ice? Here’s The Cure.

It can be frustrating for a slow goalie.  You know exactly where you should be, but it is like your brain won’t tell your feet fast enough. It most likely isn’t your brain’s fault at all if you have been working on your off-ice agility drills.  If you haven’t even been doing that, then that’s…

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EOTW: How To Practice Butterfly Crawl Off Ice

I know many of you have limited access to ice and you might not have a slideboard that you can use.  I also know that some of you struggle with your lateral push when you have one pad down, so today I have an exercise that you can do on basically any smooth surface. If…

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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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