Case Study: How a Jr. B goalie goes from a 3.71 GAA to 2.00 in one season

I got this email from Andrew a couple weeks ago and I was so pleased for him.  You know I take my job seriously, which means sharing in your successes and your frustrations – the successes are WAY more fun. Here’s what he said… Hey Maria,    I was one of your UGT VIP 3.0 […]

NEW! Mobility Exercise For Goalies

I am going to GUARANTEE that less than 1% of you have ever even SEEN this hip mobility exercise before AND of the less than 1% of you who have seen it before, I guarantee that less than 1% of you have ever even TRIED it…until today. This exercise is a hip mobility exercise – […]

Youth Hockey Training Guidelines

I had a post on this topic a few months ago, but I continue to get more questions about it, so today I want to share my philosophy on training young goalies. It is fine if you disagree, but this is my philosophy that guides my decisions regarding most youth athletes.  I appreciate that there […]

EOTW: First Step Power

Before you watch the video – I want you to understand one thing. I am NOT saying that you want to pop straight up from your 1/2 butterfly or when you are racing for the puck.  I know it is lateral movement that we focus on in hockey – we work on that a lot, […]

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 […]

When Hiring A Strength Coach Is Out Of The Question…

When you have the drive and determination to become one of the players any coach is happy to have in the line-up, but you don’t have access to a qualified and proven hockey strength coach, what should you do? I know several of you are pondering this exact question right now as the off-season approaches […]

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