The Goal is PROGRESSION, not PAIN


Goalies are weird. I don’t mean just in their mannerisms and pregame routines, either. Goalies have beaten and battered their bodies over years of playing the position so much so that the average person would have a tough time contorting their body into some of the positions we find ourselves doing at high speeds without even thinking about it. When I say this you probably get an image of Dominik Hasek acrobatically sprawling for a loose puck, but in fact it doesn’t have to be that dramatic at all. A simple T-push seems easy to most goalies, but to Average Joe, externally rotating your hip that far to open it (and in a hurry), combined with the added pressure of stopping hard and internally rotating at the same time, all while maintaining your balance and stability on skates is a recipe for disaster.