Importance of Skating – Before You Become a Goalie

Importance of Skating – Before You Become a Goalie

First off, skating should not be confused with the term mobility. Skating refers to a group of basic skills that, when combined, transport a player/goaltender around the ice surface. Goaltender mobility, on the other hand, is the efficiency with which a goalkeeper...
Incorporating Goalies Into Practice (Pt. 2)

Incorporating Goalies Into Practice (Pt. 2)

In Part 1 of Incorporating Goalies Into Practice we looked at how goaltenders can often be overlooked in a practice and in a team environment. In a game there is a lot of preparation mentally and physically for a goaltender. In a practice there is just the same amount...
Incorporating Goalies Into Practice (Pt. 1)

Incorporating Goalies Into Practice (Pt. 1)

Many times, coaches tend to overlook the importance of goalies and their development in a practice. Too often goalies are the target of numerous shots, with little or no time to set up, track, and follow each puck. In part 1 of how to incorporate goalies into...