October 24, 2015

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27 years ago, Complete Goaltending Development I (Coach Chuck) stepped on the ice at the Walter Baker sport centre in Barrhaven, Nepean at the age of 5. Saturday mornings at 7am were development day for theNepean Minor Hockey Association and with about 40 grass root, ankle biting future super stars on the ice (some for the very first time), The lead instructor blew the whistle and herd the group to centre ice. The young instructor in charge was no more than 18 years old but fully demanded the attention of every young player and I was all ears. Every Saturday for 2 season coach Steve ran the development practice and mini cross ice games. Aside from my dad coach Steve taught me how to skate, stop, stick handle, what an off side was and genera...

February 19, 2015

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Communication is key to any successful team. Whether it’s how players communicate on the ice or how coaches share ideas, the ability to properly and clearly get your point across helps everyone understand what’s expected. For the most part, thecommunication between coaches and goalies has traditionally been, shall we say, confusing.

Goalie coaches play a significant role in translating to a goalie what a coach means when certain things are said on the ice during games or practices, intermission, and during one-on-one meetings.

 

You can call them coach-speak or coach-isms, but not matter how you slice it, it’s important to hear what a head coach says and then actually understand what is means.

 

Here are five of the most common things you might...

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