Our Essential Core Goaltending Skills Certification online course, contains literally everything you need to understand how to help young goalies to properly develop, love the game even more and stay in it longer!
This course has helped many coaches and parents to positively affect young lives, win more games and be remembered as someone who genuinely cared.
The content within this program is literally worth 10X the price we are selling it for. However, my mission is to help as many coaches possible, to help their goalies play better and love the game even more. This is why I am offering the program at this ridiculously low price for a short time – so we can get this information to as many coaches as possible, to positively affect the lives of young goalies across the world, subsequently reducing the drop out rate and keeping goaltenders in the game longer. I urge you to become part of the solution and break the cycle.
You need to jump in on this deal RIGHT NOW!
This program combines the Target Practice book content – with has been endorsed by many professionals – with 14 modules, loaded with information. Over 120 video demonstrations, multiple choice testing, grading, certification diploma and so much more content I don’t have the space here to tell you.
We invested over 1000 hours, filming, editing, scripting, etc., to create this program.
We worked with a world renowned, award winning movie and TV producer to create incredible content, as well as a nationally accredited educator to develop an entertaining and fun curriculum that is easy to understand and retain.
Trust me, this course will help your organization to be proud of your coaches.
No organization wants its coaches to be remembered for ruining a goalies love of the game!
Believe me, this happens far more than you can possibly know…
Stop allowing your coaches to ‘wing it’ when working with their goaltenders – or worse, ignoring them!
I see so many coaches who are trying to do the right things to help their goalies, yet all they are doing is succeeding at making their goaltenders really good, at doing things incorrectly.
I beg you, please don’t allow this to continue!
Get the knowledge needed to actually run proper drills, learn how to determine the root cause of deficiencies within your goaltenders play AND know how to repair those areas correctly, while better knowing how to communicate with your goalie.
As a coach you need to understand that as your coaches get the knowledge they need, the goalies will quickly improve, entire teams will gets better, practices will become more effective and the players will be challenged to become better shooters. Your organization will be seen in much more positive light, progressive and more caring of its players and coaches.
This all translates to far happier parents, a better experience and continually improving results for everyone involved in your organization! Even potentially increasing revenues as parents recognize your organization as ‘the place to play’.
Everyone benefits! From the entire organization to coaches, to players, to parents!
The Ice Hockey Goaltender, plays what is simply the most technically demanding and difficult position in all of sports. A goalie must be able to balance on two thin steel blades, on ice, while tracking a 4” puck that can move at speeds in excess of 100 MPH and change directions multiple times while performing over 20 different body actions and maneuvers…just to create a basic stance. All this while keeping track of 10 other players who are in constant motion and can travel at over 30 MPH, and do their best to block the goalie’s view of the incoming shot.
Teach every goaltender the essential core goaltending skills through an understanding of their spatial environment so as to incorporate maximum net coverage while minimizing movement to become as efficient as possible by expending minimal energy, and developing a style that best suits that individual goaltenders abilities and strengths.
Goaltenders must get into position, regularly drop to the ice, quickly recover their stance, make miraculous stretching saves, analyze the situation, perform the next required movement and recover to another position while preparing to do it all over again in mere seconds. This happens hundreds or thousands of times a game.
Once we have developed a good solid stance (balance), we can begin the process of teaching skating, movement and mobility techniques when down. Initially we want to teach short simple concise movements and stress the recovery to a solid stance position after each movement
When teaching your goaltenders “Net Location” and “Spatial Environment”, ask them this simple question : “Do you know what scoring space the puck sees behind you, and how can you control or take away that space in front of you” This simple question provides incredible insight into the goaltender’s mind and the responses will be very useful.
What is visual attachment? It is simply the goaltender looking at the puck. This is a habit that must be developed, honed, worked on, and refined at every single opportunity, both on and off the ice.
Playing proper “depth and angle” is extremely complex. It requires first of all,being square to the puck and moving forward in the crease to gain the optimum location with an eye to providing the shooter with the least possible scoring space while maintaining the ability to be in the best possible position to gain the momentum necessary for gap control .
Let’s make something very clear. The butterfly is a response to a shot or an effective save technique. It is NOT a style, nor is it an automatic response to every puck directed toward the goal. Every goaltender must learn how to close the lower portion of the net effectively and efficiently through good butterfly technique, but it is simply another option when choosing an appropriate save selection.
Glove use, in general, is steadily declining, and this is because goaltenders do not play other sports that require hand-eye coordination. Goalies need to play racquet sports such as handball, baseball, etc. in the off season. Yes, there needs to be an off season, so that the brain and body can recharge.
The ability to control rebounds is the result of the understanding and implementation of all other skills.
If the goaltender, every period, can eliminate just three rebounds that would have resulted in prime secondary scoring chances, this will potentially reduce goals against by an average of one per game. Rebound control is that important!
Finally you have sufficient knowledge to begin working on the actual ROOT CAUSE of the problem and begin to develop a strategy to work with your goaltender to rectify and improve deficiencies.
Save TECHNIQUE selection is one of the most difficult areas to evaluate—and one that is easy to second guess when you aren’t the one in the net with literally less than a tenth of a second to make the decision.
Confidence can be a fleeting, elusive, frustrating, and difficult thing to achieve. However, it can also be obtained simply with a kind word of encouragement after an awesome, well-timed save.
Players of all ages respect being held accountable; they appreciate the fact that someone is trying to make them better, and while they may not enjoy every drill or situation, they understand the reasons behind them and see that the ultimate goal is to improve and develop a solid work ethic.
If coaches develop and ingrain this way of thinking into their goaltenders’ mindset, the accolades and advancements will come and they will progress accordingly.
The result is increased enjoyment of the game and the manifestation of advancement opportunities This overall approach allows the coach to garner the most from any goaltender who is willing to listen, work hard and learn.