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Author: Maria Mountain M.Sc.

Cognitive + Motor Training Drill For Dexterity On The Ice

Are you ready to look foolish? What am I saying?  You are a goalie – of course you are okay with that 😉 If you just skip to the video you might watch it and think – that looks cool and kinda crazy, but there is a method to the madness. One of the toughest things to replicate in off-ice training, especially if you are not working with a strength coach or trainer, is the read-and-react element or the cognitive + motor element.  In other words, interpreting visual stimulus and then executing the correct motor response. Sounds like what...

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Focus, process, respond: New ball drill for goalies

If all you had to do was focus on the puck life would be pretty easy, but that is not enough. You need to focus on the development of the play, on the puck, maybe on the stick … and then you need to process that information and select a response from your tool box. Juggling is a great practice for dexterity, but we can add layers of complexity once you are competent.  Those layers of complexity can challenge you to process and then process and respond. What I have for you today is a drill that combines all...

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Rotary Resisted Shimmy drill improves agility on your knees

I had to double check to be sure because how have I not shared this one with you already? It has been one of my go-to drills in the gym for the last couple of years, but after looking it it appears I really have been keeping it to myself – sorry, let’s change that. One of the reasons goalies who train the Goalie Training Pro way have such success is the way we are constantly testing and refining the system to find the perfect balance of speed, strength, power and goalie specific movement. This (and a ton of...

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