Category Archives for "Goalie Specific Off-ice Training"

You don’t know HIP

One of the most frustrating things I see – – and have seen dating back over 15-years to my time working as the exercise specialist at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic- – is the lack of regard that you goalies have for your hips. You will wait until they bark and bark at you […]

Top 3 Reasons Goalies Get Injured…

There have been a lot of NHL goalies getting injured so far this season. Some of them expected to miss months of the season. Last season we saw the Carey Price, arguably the NHL’s most consistent goalie miss essentially an entire season. So it raises the question – – “Why do goalies get injured?” Because […]

Pistol Flow For Goalies – hips, legs, core oh my!

Words pretty much cannot describe this advanced mobility drill for goalies, so you better start off by watching the video, then I will come back to give you the key points… You will notice that I call this a Mobility Drill, which is one of the foundations of my MS3 Method of off-ice development. The […]

Does Size Really Matter? The NHL perspective.

I hopped on the phone with my friend Mike Valley who is the Director of Goaltending for the Dallas Stars to talk goalies and of course we started off by talking about size in goaltenders. Remember when you were either a big blocking goaltender or a smaller, agile goalie? Well, Mike makes it very clear […]

Q&A – lateral knee pain, junior goalies, warm-up drill

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Skater & Goalie Q&A this past Friday afternoon, 11/04/16, fear not! I have the video for you right here: Also, in case you’re only interested in a specific question, below are the topics discussed along with where you can […]

Do these muscles even work?

Any of you have really developed lower back muscles? Like two big ropes on either side of your spine in your lower back? Reach around there right now and have a feel? Do you feel what I am talking about?  If you do then you darn well better keep reading… At first you might think […]

Q&A – over work, ACL reconstruction, splits

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Skater & Goalie Q&A from 10-19-2016, no sweat! I have the video for you right here: In case you’re only interested in a specific topic, below is the table of contents for what was discussed along with where you […]

Q&A – morning stretching, quicker arms, goalie cardio

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Skater & Goalie Q&A from 10-06-2016, fear not! I have the video for you right here: Also, in case you just want to get to the “good stuff”, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find […]

The speed to compete (and full front flip)

When I saw this video the first time my heart lept up into my throat TWICE! Once when I saw Turning Pro goalie Carter Hutton actually beat the Sabres d-man to the puck and the second time when I saw him do a full front flip in all his gear. Well, technically, I guess it […]

Home Workout For Goalies – No Equipment

I want to make it simple for you to achieve your goals (it won’t be easy, because you have to do the work).  I also want to make it simple for you to see whether you really WANT what you think you want. Here’s how I am going to do it. I am going to remove […]

Another Hip Strengthening Mobility Drill For Goalies

Just to recap… Mobility = Flexibility + Stability This is why those goalies who just do static stretching to get a wider butterfly flare, deeper splits and more athletic movement in the crease end up frustrated because although they make marginal improvements, they never get a significant return on their investment. Have you ever tried […]

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