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Goalie Puckhandling for 3-on-3

A look to the future of goaltending with Don Cherry… Don had a ton of gems on Saturday night’s Coaches’ Corner. I talked about Joel Ward the other day – what a motivational story. He also talked about the future of goaltending. He was talking about the 3-on-3 overtime and he said it would be filtering […]

How Hockey Goalies Snap Their Hips Around For Lateral Crease Movement

  This one comes from our on-ice session with Future Pro’s Jason VanSpronsen and the Sarnia Sting’s Justin Fazio. I asked Jason for some of the most common goaltending flaws that he sees on the ice and this was a big one! Leaving the hips behind… As Jason explains below, too many of you lead […]

The Easiest Thing Any Goalie Can Do To Improve Performance

  Have you ever meet an accomplished pitcher who didn’t do long toss or never did maintenance exercises for his or her shoulder? Ever? I know I haven’t. It is part of their culture – now sometimes the things they do for that shoulder maintenance make no sense to me, but that is another story. […]

EOTW: Lateral Push To T-Push (Super Bowl Edition)

I am not what you could call a football fan.  I love watching my hometown Western Mustangs play CIS football every fall and I am a fan of Peyton Manning, but I do not follow football…thank goodness.  If I did follow football, I surely would have been cheering for the Broncos because I am a big […]

Goalie Specific Off-Ice Training vs. Pop Culture

I get this question in several versions a few times per month – or I get arguments from certain members on some message boards telling me (based on their experience) how CrossFit or those videos you can by in the “As Seen On TV” stores are the best, most insane, awesomest ways for a goalie to train. PERIOD. Much of this stems from this CrossFit video I posted a few weeks ago that is scary! And by scary, I mean SCARY!!

Now, I can appreciate that some of you may just love doing CrossFit or the Rippem Shred’em 560Z workout. I am not here to debate your preferences. I have run 3 marathons and some would argue that this is not healthy for the body. Heck…you guys stand in front of hard rubber pucks that people fire at your head – not really the best for your health maybe. So if you love it – then love it…but please do not call it goalie specific training. It is fitness training – extreme fitness training at that, but it is not goalie specific training.