I recently came across this article in "InGoal Magazin"., about what is called the "15 Second Drill". The article goes into great technical breakdown and I highly recommend it. It is something I will incorporate into my lessons, and in a round about way, already do. I'm a big believer in quality over quantity. This article takes about 15 second reps in one specific part of training but can be applied in other scenarios.
One thing I have learned over the years is that parents have to change their mind set. Many judge the quality of training on how hard their goalie can be run into the ground. "My child's goalie coach is great because when my son/daughter is done a sessi...
Believe it or not, visualization works and positive goal imagery creates a “competitive drive”. Top athletes do it to improve performance.
Brain studies have revealed that thoughts produce the same mental instructions as actions. Mental imagery impacts many cognitive processes in the brain: motor control, attention, perception, planning, and memory. So the brain is getting trained for actual performance during visualization. It’s been found that mental practices can enhance motivation, increase confidence and self-efficacy, improve motor performance, and prime your brain for success – all relevant to achieving your best performance.
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals incorporates “mental imagery” into his pre-game routine.