When reigning NCAA Goalie of the Year Jack LaFontaine and his goalie coach Karel Popper appeared on the InGoal Radio Podcast earlier this summer, they shared details of a movement pattern they’d modelled on two-time Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky.
They called it “The Bob” and ever since we’ve had requests to share more about it.
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That was amazing. I’m going to need to watch it a few more times.
To me, this also looks like it saves the hard-stop, at the end of a T-Push. As an older goalie, I’ll definitely be trying this. even if it doesn’t end-up being faster for me, if it’s less wear and tear for a similar result, I’m in.
As an older goalie with hip issues… especially problems with external rotation… this is a great option. Personally, I can’t always open my hips up enough to t-push properly and have found myself doing a lot more c-cuts to get square then gain depth, and/or generally shuffle much more often than I would have 10 years ago. After watching this progression it’s something I think could work really well.
Apparently I’ve been doing “the Bob” without knowing it..