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...
Recently, I was fortunate enough to coach at the U17 World Championships and was exposed to goalies from across the globe.
In todays NHL, we see goalies and players finding their way to the NHL from all over the world. I was excited to be exposed, first hand, to other goalies outside North America, especially at a younger age and at a critical time of positional development.
Part of my responsibility as the goalie coach for team Canada was to scout each opposing goalie and supply a scouting report for our players. Many goalies had similarities, but they also had some different strengths that were apparent and had been a focus while training.
Below I have listed the valuable insight that I learned about the dev...
In a small town of only 11000, the Canadian pride and love of hockey in Dawson Creek, BC is first class. In a facility fit for the pros, a massive team Canada jersey hangs from the stands, just another reminder that this is our game.
In the coaches room my name is on a plate fastened to the wall....in the corner spot, they obviously know how this whole golie coach thing works.
The messae in the players dressing room is simple and truly sums up what is going to be a competitive week. There should be no surprise as to why we as Canadians settle for nothing less than 1st when it comes to our favourite game. It's evident that its ingraind in our blood and brains, there is only 1 way, and that couldnt be more evident after only the first...
Coach Paul Schonfelder leaves for Dawson Creek, British Columbia to mentor and coach Team Canada Black in the U17 World hockey Challenge. Canada actually ices 3 teams and coach Paul will be in charge of Team Canada Black. Teams are made up of the top 1999 birth year kids and are all primarily 1st year Major Junior players. Coach Paul will be writing a quick blog to keep CGD followers in the loop on the inside track of this unique experience. Follow us over the next 2 weeks and find out just how the top players in the world prepare, practice and play on the world stage.
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