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...