Selecting a Goaltending Coach

(As it appeared in inGoal Magazine). So you have decided your son or daughter needs a goaltending coach or requires a goaltending camp or school. After due consideration, you realize they won’t improve their skills as a goaltender without proper help. Note the key term – “proper.”

How do you select a goaltending coach or program?

First of all realize one thing: anyone who spends one-on-one time with your favourite goaltender will help them to improve in some small way. No matter how poorly or how well-trained they are! Surprised? Well for years something called the “Hawthorne Effect” has had a considerable impact upon the learning experience. In the early part of the 20th century efficiency experts or workplace study specialists found that when a manager or leader interacts with an individual or student that person’s performance will improve. No matter how skilled the teacher or leader may be!

The mere personal attention of the leader helps to build up the student’s self-confidence and thereby assists with their learning.
So if you hire anyone to work with your favourite goaltender they will improve their performance. BUT if you want to improve their performance by an even greater factor you need to identify certain qualities in your prospective goaltending coach.

 

Question 1 – Have they ever played goal?
Surprisingly, this may seem obvious but there are so-called goalie coaches/instructors who have never played goal. Recently an individual who I have come to respect for his skills as a goaltending instructor was replaced as goalie coach for a local junior hockey club by someone who was a friend of the owner but who had never played goal!

I feel a goaltender will relate better and bond more easily with someone who has played goal. Also someone who has played goal will have a better sense of the psychology of goaltending or the goalie “psyche.” Someone who has experienced the burden of performing as a goaltender in a critical game knows what a young goaltender goes through.

 

Question 2 – Have they a background in the science of goaltending?
Any goaltending coach with a background in bio-mechanics and athletic movement (kinesiology) will have a better approach to analyzing a goaltender’s movement and in correcting errors. A coach who merely tells goaltenders how to move or react to game situations without knowing why will not be an effective instructor. Simply having a goaltender move in a certain way because that is they way you played isn’t enough. A coach has to be able to explain properly why something works.

If that instructor has knowledge of sport psychology, as well, he will be better able to properly prepare a goaltender for the mental game.

 

Question 3 – Are they a certified hockey coach?
Anyone who works with a goaltender should be a certified HockeyCanada or USA Hockey coach. Being certified insures they have been trained in all aspects of coaching i.e. growth & development, communications, skill analysis, how to run an efficient practice, fitness & conditioning etc. Having their certification also demonstrates to you the goalie coach’s commitment to continually learning. For no one knows everything about goaltending – they have to keep acquiring knowledge.

 

Question 4 – What formal education do they have?
Has your goalie coach a physical education degree, fitness instructor certificate or teaching degree? Teaching requires formalized training. One doesn’t wake up one morning a teacher. Now there are some who have an aptitude to teach or train but without the formal training they are incomplete. Knowing what has to be taught and how to properly convey that information progressively requires training.

 

Question 5 – What experience do they have?
How long have they been coaching goaltenders and where? Choosing a goaltending coach who has run goaltending clinics, camps or schools for several years means they have some success. In fact, if you read testimonials from students or parents or can even talk to anyone who has attended the clinics you will be providing yourself with valuable information.

 

Question 6 – Are they a goaltending school or a hockey school which has a goaltending component?
A specialized goaltending school has no doubt about its existence. It is there to promote the development of goaltenders. A hockey school may be tempted to use goaltenders as targets for their other students – defensemen and forwards!

 

Question 7 – How do they work on-ice?
It would help if you can attend an on-ice or off-ice session run by the prospective coach or instructor.

  • What is the ratio of students to coach? Any teaching situation that involves more than 6 goalies to 1 instructor doesn’t work.
  • How does the instructor interact? Does he spend too much time shooting and less time actually observing the goaltender?
  • Does the instructor seem attentive to the goaltender or is he just going through the motions?
  • Do the drills make sense?
  • Do they reinforce correct technique?
  • Do they allow the goaltender to become lazy?
  • How do they utilize their on-ice time? I recently attended a goaltending practice which spent 15 minutes on on-ice stretching and another 15 minutes explaining each of the 6 stations the goaltenders would be going through. The practice was only an hour! That meant that with the flood time deducted the goaltenders had only 20 minutes of drill work. On-ice stretches are a waste of time! Stretching should be done prior to going on ice.
  • A properly run practice has little down time spent in organizing kids or in running practice drills which are too complicated or too involved for the goalies. Some coaches confuse keeping busy with being productive. That isn’t always the case. High speed drills which allow goaltenders to continually repeat errors or to make small procedural mistakes which should be habits by now are not productive! It is better to make sure the drill is done so the goaltender executes the skill properly before you accelerate the pace.
  • Having 24 goalies going through 6 stations with 3 instructors may seem highly active but are errors being missed?
  • Are the drills progressive? Do they involve too many skills? Are they age specific? Or does the coach put the 9 year olds though the same drills as the 16 year olds?
  • How good are the shooters they use? And how disciplined are they? Are they accurate shooters who shoot age specific shots? Do they stand still when required so as to prevent distracting the goaltenders during the instruction time?

 

Finally…

You will notice I haven’t said anything about whether they have played pro hockey. Although a former pro or junior goaltender will have an appreciation of the stress or requirements of playing at that level, they still need to know how to teach, how to analyze skills, how to correct errors and how to run an efficient on-ice and off-ice practice.

Keep these points in mind, remain an informed purchaser, ask questions and shopping for the right goaltending coach or camp will become a more successful enterprise.

 

Share
This entry was posted in Goaltending Coaching and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

244 Responses to Selecting a Goaltending Coach

  1. Pingback: Blue Coaster33

  2. Pingback: My tattoed showcasing arse internal cumshot

  3. Pingback: call tvpackages.net today

  4. Pingback: tv packages

  5. Pingback: xnxx

  6. Pingback: lan penge nu og her

  7. Pingback: stop parking

  8. Pingback: hurtigt laan penge nu

  9. Pingback: alkaline water machine

  10. Pingback: nu

  11. Pingback: water ionizers

  12. Pingback: stop parking

  13. Pingback: Instagram volgers kopen

  14. Pingback: water ionizer pay plan loans

  15. Pingback: electrical tools like pliers

  16. Pingback: locksmiths near me to make keys locksmiths

  17. Pingback: plumbing snake 100 ft

  18. Pingback: house blue

  19. Pingback: electrician vs plumbers

  20. Pingback: electrician or plumber career

  21. Pingback: HD Coloring Pages

  22. Pingback: payment plan

  23. Pingback: pay per day loan plans

  24. Pingback: pay per day loans plan

  25. Pingback: electricity

  26. Pingback: pay plan

  27. Pingback: alkaline water

  28. Pingback: cheap car insurance

  29. Pingback: water ionizer

  30. Pingback: alkaline water

  31. Pingback: link

  32. Pingback: great post to read

  33. Pingback: http://ugg_tall_bailey_bow.literacy-oc.org

  34. Pingback: scarpe vans ragazzo

  35. Pingback: le scarpe vans

  36. Pingback: Ìîëîäåæêà 4 ñåçîí 18 ñåðèÿ

  37. Pingback: buy backlinks seo

  38. Pingback: what is motor club of america

  39. Pingback: xmt85c4wx5ctwxw3tcerthve56

  40. Pingback: دانلود رایگان قسمت 8 هشتم سریال شهرزاد فصل د&

  41. Pingback: social drinking

  42. Pingback: دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دو&

  43. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد دوم

  44. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت هفتم فصل دوم

  45. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت نهم فصل دوم

  46. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت دوازدهم فصل دوم

  47. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت هشتم فصل دوم

  48. Pingback: قیمت پنجره

  49. Pingback: huge cocks

  50. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 13 عاشقانه

  51. Pingback: دانلود قسمت ششم فصل دوم شهرزاد

  52. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 17 عاشقانه

  53. Pingback: دانلود قسمت دهم فصل دوم شهرزاد

  54. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 14عاشقانه

  55. Pingback: August Ames

  56. Pingback: Bobbi Dylan

  57. Pingback: Mia Malkova

  58. Pingback: hampton bay ceiling fan blog

  59. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفتم فصل دوم شهرزاد

  60. Pingback: Dillion Harper

  61. Pingback: lesbian porn xxx

  62. Pingback: Boom lift repair miami

  63. Pingback: پنجره

  64. Pingback: Loyola College for Sale by CollegeDunia

  65. Pingback: Hunde t-shirts

  66. Pingback: دانلود قسمت دوازدهم عاشقانه

  67. Pingback: دانلود قسمت پنجم شهرزاد دوم

  68. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 11 شهرزاد 2

  69. Pingback: دانلود قسمت سوم شهرزاد دوم

  70. Pingback: دانلود قسمت اول شهرزاد دوم

  71. Pingback: bypass windows 7 admin password

  72. Pingback: porno gratis

  73. Pingback: videos porno

  74. Pingback: No NEET required

  75. Pingback: 917 d2 driver australia

  76. Pingback: videos porno

  77. Pingback: Killings

  78. Pingback: videos porno

  79. Pingback: porno

  80. Pingback: porno

  81. Pingback: porno

  82. Pingback: porno gratis

  83. Pingback: porno gratis

  84. Pingback: porno

  85. Pingback: videos porno

  86. Pingback: videos porno

  87. Pingback: videos porno

  88. Pingback: porno gratis

  89. Pingback: porno gratis

  90. Pingback: videos porno

  91. Pingback: شرکت تولیدی پنجره دوجداره

  92. Pingback: make virgo man likes you

  93. Pingback: پنجره ضد سرقت ترک

  94. Pingback: دانلود سریال عاشقانه

  95. Pingback: قیمت پنجره دوجداره در ایران

  96. Pingback: Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

  97. Pingback: آموزش ساخت پنجره دوجداره

  98. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 17 عاشقانه

  99. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره وین تک

  100. Pingback: پنجره دو سه جداره ساخت فروش در ایران

  101. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Deerfield Beach

  102. Pingback: Facial Spa Services Sea Ranch Lakes

  103. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments North Lauderdale

  104. Pingback: Facial Spa Services Sea Ranch Lakes

  105. Pingback: Facial Spa Services Southwest Ranches, Florida

  106. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Hollywood

  107. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  108. Pingback: دانلود موزیک

  109. Pingback: فروش توری

  110. Pingback: thigh wrap

  111. Pingback: online casino usa

  112. Pingback: دانلود قسمت ششم شهرزاد

  113. Pingback: دانلود قسمت پنجم شهرزاد دوم

  114. Pingback: accommodation search engine

  115. Pingback: booty

  116. Pingback: Roof Repair Long Island

  117. Pingback: buy zynga poker chips

  118. Pingback: see website

  119. Pingback: Psp gaming console

  120. Pingback: gems and coins for clash royale

  121. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفتم شهرزاد

  122. Pingback: jake burgess palo alto ca

  123. Pingback: پنجره

  124. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  125. Pingback: thong

  126. Pingback: Agen Judi

  127. Pingback: coin-banks.com

  128. Pingback: coin-banks exchange

  129. Pingback: bitcoin trading

  130. Pingback: magazin pescuit

  131. Pingback: coin-banks

  132. Pingback: bitcoin trading

  133. Pingback: coin-banks review

  134. Pingback: DraftKings

  135. Pingback: coin-banks trading

  136. Pingback: Porn

  137. Pingback: golarka meska philips

  138. Pingback: coin-banks.com

  139. Pingback: nicocontrol funciona

  140. Pingback: cliquez ici

  141. Pingback: mdansby software

  142. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد دوم

  143. Pingback: best price golf clubs

  144. Pingback: vpm

  145. Pingback: anime

  146. Pingback: کول دانلول

  147. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد 13

  148. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  149. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 15

  150. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت 15 پانزده

  151. Pingback: cr coins hack

  152. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت سیزده 13

  153. Pingback: Strasbourg tourist guide

  154. Pingback: thegameshub.net/index.php?task=profile&id=11659587

  155. Pingback: vpn

  156. Pingback: Social Media Marketing

  157. Pingback: listgeeks.com/#!/kancelariaartemida

  158. Pingback: ΤΣΑΝΤA TRUSSARDI

  159. Pingback: Auto Show

  160. Pingback: disqus.com/by/warszawa13/

  161. Pingback: kids cartoons

  162. Pingback: blaze

  163. Pingback: patrol

  164. Pingback: stories

  165. Pingback: nursery rhymes

  166. Pingback: before and after

  167. Pingback: nursery rhymes

  168. Pingback: look what I found

  169. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت 16

  170. Pingback: Furnace repair

  171. Pingback: Crib And Changing Table Combo

  172. Pingback: Donald Duck

  173. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 16

  174. Pingback: Automate Money Making Make Money Online

  175. Pingback: Roofing Contractors Long Island

  176. Pingback: Lilia

  177. Pingback: دانلود فیلم ایرانی

  178. Pingback: دانلود

  179. Pingback: دانلود عالیجناب اول 1

  180. Pingback: Automate Money Making Make Money Online

  181. Pingback: 食品

  182. Pingback: دانلودسریال عالیجناب قسمت دوم

  183. Pingback: دانلود عالیجناب قسمت اول

  184. Pingback: دانلود قسمت دوم سریال عالیجناب

  185. Pingback: J Cole

  186. Pingback: build muscle

  187. Pingback: wrong eyes

  188. Pingback: clique aqui

  189. Pingback: auto body repair

  190. Pingback: http://urladda.com/5J7Y

  191. Pingback: pepa pig

  192. Pingback: game

  193. Pingback: Masturbation

  194. Pingback: قیمت پنجره دوجداره

  195. Pingback: political polls twitter

  196. Pingback: ounass

  197. Pingback: Small marquee hire

  198. Pingback: دانلود

  199. Pingback: پنجره ضد سرقت ایرانی

  200. Pingback: فروش توری پنجره دوجداره

  201. Pingback: 5 little ducks

  202. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره ویستایست

  203. Pingback: Fukrey Returns Teaser

  204. Pingback: kids videos

  205. Pingback: شرکت تولیدی پنجره دوجداره ترک

  206. Pingback: land for sale in addis ababa

  207. Pingback: kids songs

  208. Pingback: آموزش ساخت پنجره دوجداره

  209. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  210. Pingback: callaway xr irons australia

  211. Pingback: easy money online

  212. Pingback: locolingo social

  213. Pingback: House Cleaning fort hood TX

  214. Pingback: Limos

  215. Pingback: Catering

  216. Pingback: nursery rhymes

  217. Pingback: voucher codes

  218. Pingback: � cette adresse

  219. Pingback: sell home

  220. Pingback: easy fast loans uk

  221. Pingback: Desert safari dubai deals

  222. Pingback: دانلود فیلم روز

  223. Pingback: 5 little monkeys

  224. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  225. Pingback: USB-Charging-Cable

  226. Pingback: aws training

  227. Pingback: Frozen

  228. Pingback: kids songs

  229. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  230. Pingback: sell home

  231. Pingback: ad network

  232. Pingback: Digital Advertising Ireland

  233. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  234. Pingback: how to buy bitcoin

  235. Pingback: تعویض پنجره دوجداره

  236. Pingback: for kids

  237. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  238. Pingback: Pixel Gun hack

  239. Pingback: nusery rhymes

  240. Pingback: upvc

  241. Pingback: toys for kids

  242. Pingback: real life superhero

  243. Pingback: EXporters

  244. Pingback: jewelry software

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>