Saturday, April 20, 2024

Secret Coach: Getting best out of your hockey goalkeeper

Everyone has seen the sticker you can get from OBO – Goalkeepers are Amazing People. They are, they are also different. They are wired a little differently than everyone else. It takes a certain type of person to stand in the goal and have people shell the ball at them at 80+ mph.

It takes a certain type of bravery to throw yourself into the way of a shot or ground yourself at the feet of an oncoming forward. They are different, and therefore we need to train them differently.

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  1. Great points, goalkeeping is about stopping the ball getting into the net

    I especially like the point about organising well, I am not the best shot stopper, but I do know how to get my team to stop the opposition from getting too many clear scoring chances


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