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2 Tips For Goaltenders New To The Position

2 Tips For Goaltenders New To The Position

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Quick Tips For New Goalies Becoming a goaltender requires commitment not only from the athlete itself, but also from parents. For parents, it’s a major financial commitment. Goalie equipment is expensive, but safety and proper fit should be first concerns when it comes […]

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Adam Wilcox

Adam Wilcox: My First Year As Pro

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] My First Year As Pro After training with MEGA goaltending for the past 4 off-seasons, Adam Wilcox shares his experience as a first year pro. Getting drafted in 2011 and not signing until 2015, which is typical of a college player, seems like […]

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A Winning Try-Out Mindset

A Winning Try-Out Mindset

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] A Winning Try-Out Mindset As the off-season draws to a close and fall approaches many goaltenders’ thoughts turn toward their training camp or try-outs. For many, all of the long hours training in the heat were buoyed by the motivation of making a […]

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Screens

Screens

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Screens are one of the toughest parts of being a goalie. When you have someone in your face it can be irritating and getting scored on by a shot you cannot see may make you feel helpless. If you have trouble with screens […]

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Fatigue and Goaltending

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Fatigue and Goaltending Goaltending is a hard enough position to master. Imagine trying to play your best when you are completely gassed and have no energy left. Not as easy anymore is it. Fatigue, effects every goalie throughout the course of the game, […]

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Being A Multi-Sport Athlete

3 Ways Other Sports Help Our Position

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Being a Multi-Sport Athlete Growing up I always found myself in a variety of sports which included anything from hockey all the way to slow pitch softball. Throughout the years I came to realize that participating in multiple sports helped me on the […]

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Conditioning and Off-Ice Training

Exercise Intensity, Training, & Goalies

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Conditioning and Off-Ice Training Conditioning. Everyone talks about being in shape, in goalie shape or hockey shape. So what does it mean? Well, there is a lot that goes into determining what this means and “being in good shape” takes on many different […]

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Sharp Skates or Dull Skates?

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] What Qualities Or Characteristics Do The Elite Goalies Have? Oh you’re a goalie? So you like really dull skates, right? Many people that are not goalies say goaltenders need really dull skates so that they can push around their crease with ease and not get […]

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Zone Awareness

Zone Awareness

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] What qualities or characteristics do the elite goalies have? Throughout my nearly ten years of coaching, I have often been asked, “What qualities or characteristics do the elite goalies have? ”The most expected answers are “size”, “speed”, “athleticism”, or “perfect technique”. Now don’t […]

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Balance In Sports

Tips For Parents To Help Athletes Find Balance In Sports

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] How To Help Your Athletes Find Balance In Sports Another weekend, another rink, field, etc. For years the transition to kids pursuing a single sport, year round, has been becoming the norm.  This week’s blog post is to provide some understanding of how experts […]

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