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The psychology of “keeping your eye on the puck” – Part 1

How to “Keep Your Eye On The Puck” + 2 Exercises I stumbled across an article on sport psychology for hockey goalies – it caught my eye because it was co-authored by one of my classmates at Grad School, Krista Munroe. She has done a lot of applied sport psych work with hockey players out of […]

The Downside Of Getting Powerful As A Goalie

There is a downside to getting more powerful that you probably are not aware of. Let me give you a real life example… I have a friend who loves really nice cars. One of his cars is some kind of powerful BMW – it might be called an M1, I am not sure. Anyway, the […]

Q&A — Lindback Tore His Achilles Stretching?

You may have heard that static stretching was bad for you – – and at first glance this may seem like more proof for the ‘stretching is bad’ pudding (an NHL goalie ruptured his achilles for goodness sake!), but hold your horses. Let’s try to figure out how this could actually happen. It is always […]

EOTW: Low Weave To Backpedal Agility

This likely an exercise you have never used before and many of you have never even seen it. It is a great off-ice goalie drill that trains your lateral speed, your transitional movement from lateral to back, your core stabilization and the specific stamina you need to stay low in your stance so you are […]

Here’s when you need to do more…

dryland goalie training panic button

  Had a question about how much is enough off-ice training. The goalie who asked the question is in high school and gets up at 5am to do his goalie specific workout. When he comes home after school, he does not have any training to do, but worries that other goalies are getting ahead. Should […]

EOTW: Biceps Curl Variations (yes, really)

EOTW: Yes, I am giving you biceps curls Well here’s one for your diary. Yep, I am going to give you some biceps curl variations that may actually help you on the ice (a bit). When someone tells me they do biceps curls in their workout, I usually roll my eyes and then the next […]

The #TRUTH about ‘goalie specific’ exercises

Here is the truth about goalie exercises… The actual exercise is not the most important factor contributing to your success on the ice. Choosing the right exercises is important – that is what gets you the most bang for your buck while minimizing the wear and tear on your hips, knees, ankles and back. The right […]