My friend Maria Mountain shared this with me. I must admit that I have never done too much “goalie-specific” work with goalies in the past. However, this first video makes me re-think some things. I can see using this on lateral days in the off-season.
Two Off-Ice Drills That Gave A Goalie Trouble
By Maria Mountain
I remember studying for my Matrix Algebra exam in first year of university. I somehow convinced myself that the really tough questions were too hard and would never find their way onto the exam paper. Wow – was I wrong!
I was making the same mistake lots of hockey players make in the gym all the time. I was working on the things I was good at and discounting the things that gave me trouble. In today’s video I want to share two exercises that gave a goalie real trouble during a training session this summer.
This goalie was in great shape, was a great athlete, but had these deficiencies that he wasn’t even aware of. You probably have a few as well.
So watch the video to see what I mean and how we corrected his patterns – I bet the changes we made to the first exercise probably helped him bump his save percentage up.
HERE IS THE VIDEO LINK – – http://youtu.be/jQ8ud17Jcgg
So don’t ignore your strengths, but when you find something that gives you trouble, take the time to clean it up.
A full time strength and conditioning coach who specializes in training hockey skaters and goalies, Maria Mountain is the founder of Revolution Sport Conditioning in London, ON and www.HockeyTrainingPro.com