Goaltenders are Different

(As it appeared in inGoal magazine) “Goaltender Know Thyself” Goaltenders are different! Or so they say.

Just ask anyone coaching at any level, any age group, or either gender. Of course, what they are actually saying is they know very little about the position.

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10 Uses of Your Goalie Stick

When I look at the use of your goalie stick today I see an important but underutilized device  in the goaltender’s tool box.

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How To Choose A Goaltending School – Podcast

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How to choose a goaltending school or program? This is a question I am asked on a consistent basis by parents and goaltenders. In this podcast I discuss what you need to look for in a goaltending school or program. By being better informed you will make a more educated decision when it comes to your favorite goaltender’s development.

I also discuss some of the red flags you need to look out for. Follow the advice in this goaltending podcast and you will make a wise choice.

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The State of Goaltending – Podcast

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During this podcast I discuss the overall state of hockey goaltending development and reveal some of the reasons I believe the Finns and Swedes are so far ahead of us. I also discuss what I feel the main problems are with goaltending development in Canada.

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Coaches Destroy Goalies – 5

(As it appeared in inGoal Magazine) Coaches Destroy Goalies – 5

 This is the fifth of a five part series

Coaches Misguide Them

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  • Coaches who allow improper goaltending instruction. Coaches who take the first person who volunteers to work with their goaltenders without checking them out first could risk making matters worse. Developing competent goaltending skills requires a competent goaltending instructor.

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