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The Basics of Goalie Training

For the up and coming goalie, whether college or pro, goalie training is serious business. You need the skills to compete with natural born goalies and you need the experience to get out on the ice and make some major saves. The goalie training available at most schools with hockey programs is limited to what the coaches can offer during practice sessions, and the goalie is only one of many players on the ice.

So specialized goalie training has become big business. If you want to compete on the college or pro level, you will need some additional training to play at the same level other goalies will be meeting. Online, you will find a wide array of goalie training schools, camps, and instructors.

You should do a search for goalie training in your area to find someone who is certified and experienced.Goalie training consists of several parts. First there is the experience. Obviously, this additional training gives you a great deal more time on the ice with your gear, your stick, and your goalie mindset. The more time you can clock, the more natural your reactions will be during a game. You want to feel that the rink is your home away from home.

One of the most popular methods of receiving additional training is through goalie training camps. At these camps, students come together to learn advanced techniques and to log tons of practice hours with professional instructors. There is a focus and an atmosphere at these camps that cannot be equaled at regular school practice.Another aspect of goalie training is one on one coaching. This is an excellent way to refine your skills.

A coach will work with you one on one, usually for thirty minutes to an hour per session. Your movements will be detailed and your goalie skills evaluated on a personal level. You will receive instruction that is tailored to strengthening your weaknesses and improving your strong points. You can also get your sessions video taped at many goalie training schools so that you can actually see where you need improvement and the places you have advanced.If you are serious about being a successful goalie with some sought after talent, also look into specialized instruction with goalie specific vision and reflex training, but most importantly of course is mental training.

.Keith MacLean specializes in teaching goalies the mental skills to not only survive, but thrive in the nets. For CDs, private coaching and more free articles, check out the website now http://www.


By: Keith MacLean

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