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Rebound Control

Coaches at every level wish their goaltenders controlled rebounds better. Rebound control can be improved by every goalie at every level from youth through pro. Goalies know that they need to control rebounds; but they often don’t know “how”. This article will focus on the overall approach to the shot and post save response in […]

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Blocking VS. Reacting Save Skills

Last article focused on the necessary footwork in order to be squared and set for the shot while maintaining appropriate depth. Before we cover the technical aspect of how to actually make the save we must determine the situation. The butterfly and its variations are the cornerstone of the goalies save skill set, more specifically […]

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The Modern Goaltender

Goaltending has and will continue to change and evolve on an almost daily basis. Goalies and coaches are constantly coming up with new and better techniques to stop the puck more efficiently. Goalies of different sizes and strengths may play the same situation differently, resulting in a variety of goaltending “styles”. With that being said […]

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Edgework for Goalies

For years everyone has heard that goalies need to be good skaters, perhaps the best on the team. This is still true, but too often overlooked. Goalie specific crease movements should be quick and efficient. Unfortunately, many young goalies that haven’t been trained properly are sometimes the worst skaters on the team. Being a poor […]

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