Category: mental training
Why should you as a goalie be concerned with the language you use? Because when you talk, your brain forms pictures in your head. For example if I say the word “goalie”, you picture an actual goalie in your head and not the letters “ g, o, a, l, i, e, ”. This is how your brain thinks. In pictures.Read More
How many of you reading this have gone into a big game, or into the final moments of a big game, thinking – even a little about, even for just a moment – about what might happen if you lost the game, played poorly, or gave up a costly late goal?Read More
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There isn’t a qualified goalie coach anywhere who would tell you to use the Reverse VH position, and then not show you – carefully and methodically – how to do it, when to do it, and why it works. But there are well-meaning coaches everywhere who will tell you to visualize success and be mentally prepared, yet never show you exactly how to do it, when to do it, and why it works.Read More
My intention was to sit down this morning and write an article about how your training should progress from month to month so you avoid stagnation … but instead of doing that (today at least) I want to share some thoughts on the ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ of being a goalie, of being an athlete, of being a person really.Read More
Donna Perry, a mental performance specialist and professor at Capilano University in North Vancouver, believes more emphasis needs to be placed on the development of a goaltender’s mental game, and shares the stoplight tip.Read More
Justin Goldman traveled 24,281 miles and scouted 250 goalies from seven countries this summer for his upcoming book, “Between Two Worlds: A Comparative Analysis of Goaltending Styles in Europe and North America.” In this introductory article, he shares some of those experiences, introduces the coaches he met, and outlines the resulting articles coming soon to InGoal.Read More
In a camp like the Warren Strelow National Goaltending Mentor Program, there are a number of good habits goalies must display when competing and participating in such a high-profile atmosphere.Read More
Justin Goldman, a regional scout and mentor with the US National Team Development Program, took part in this year’s Warren Strelow Camp hosted by USA Hockey, and is sharing those experiences in a three-part series here at InGoal, including video and drills from the goalies and coaches involved.Read More
When dealing with athletes we constantly talk about maintaining concentration or focus. It’s critical not to be distracted regardless of what that person is trying to concentrate on, but the first step is actually learning how to concentrate.Read More
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