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Goalie Drills

Crease Shuffle Drill

Crease Movement Drill

Butterfly Recovery Drill

8 Puck Drill - Up

8 Puck Drill - Down

X-Drill Up & Down

Goalie Warm-up Drills

These drills should be done every practice. You cannot expect a goalie to get better if they are only getting shots in practice with no work on their technique. Some goalies may not be able to do a few of these drills. Start the goalies with the 8 Puck Drill -Up, Crease Shuffle Drill, Crease movement drill and X-Drill. If they are able to do these drills, then you can move on to the next drills listed. Make sure the chest is always square and the head and gloves are stable. Eyes should always be up. Practice Habits: I want to make sure the goalies have great practice habits. When they are in the crease, they are competitive and and trying 100% to stop every puck. When they lose focus and start going through the motions, take a break and regain your breath. But when you are in the crease you are always competitive. These good practice habits will then turnover to games. I will be posting more drills as the season moves on. If their are any questions about the drills, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a great season!


Correct Equipment Sizing

Wearing equipment that fits properly is very important to allow our goalies to succeed. Here is a great link showing the proper sizing for every piece of equipment you need. The big issues I've seen so far is the goalie sticks are too long, as well as the gloves and blockers are too big for some goalies.

Also notice in the "Catch Gloves" section towards the bottom, they show how to properly break in your glove. Being able to close the glove is very important for rebound control.