Optimizing limited team practice time for goalies is a continuous battle.
You've heard it before:
"The goalies are just pylons in practice."
"The goalies get no attention."
"The goalies don't see a shot for 20 minutes."
If you're a head coach, odds are you weren't a goalie and you identify more easily with the skaters on your team. The intricacies of the goalie position are foreign to you.
As goalie development professionals we applaud the coach who acknowledges his (or her) lack of facility with the position and seeks to rectify the situation...perhaps by budgeting for a goalie professional to attend some practices or designating a member of the coaching staff to mentor the goalies.
Typically, a goalie coach and head coach negotiate dedicated goa...
Coach Paul has taken us insie his experience with Team Canada at the U17 world championship. We've eagerly followed his daily grind in Dawson Creek, BC as he helped kick off our new CGD Blog "GOALINE LOGIC". Its been a long two weeks and at the end of the road Team White and coach Paul were rewarded for their commitment and hard work with a well deserved Gold medal. CGD is proud to have a professional like Paul as a member of our CGD team. His tireless commitment to the game and the goaltending position are characteristics we all strive to achieve. He is an inspiration to our staff and to the hundreds of goalies he influences. Congradulations Paul, looking forward to checking out the new hardware.