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August 13, 2014

Secret to Success in Goal

The secret to goaltending success isn't really a secret. The problem is that the key ingredient to success is very difficult to attain. That ingredient is consistency. If you want to be a succes...

August 13, 2014

Reaction vs. Percentage Butterflies

When you dissect goaltending down to the least common denominator, there are basically two (2) categories of saves, reaction and percentage (or blocking).  Of course, there are many individual type...

August 13, 2014

Pre-game Warmup

by Darren Hersh Introduction Pre-game warm up gets the blood pumping, helps players break a sweat, and loosens the muscles before stretching to prevent injuries.  All these goals of the pre-game wa...

August 13, 2014

Incorporating Complete Goaltending Skill Development

he following was submitted by Darren Hersh to USA Hockey as the final requirement to receive the Master Level Coach (Level 5) status in the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program. by Darren Hersh I...

August 13, 2014

Common Errors Made By Goalies

by Darren Hersh The Goalie Academy staff works with hundreds of goalies each year.  And each year, we see many of the same mistakes that are hampering development and increasing goals against aver...

August 13, 2014

Which Goalie Statistics Are Important?

by Darren Hersh The debate over the most important goalie statistic rages on in the goalie world.  To many players, parents and coaches, statistics are far too important and they can get in the wa...

August 13, 2014

How to Make the Most of Practice

by Tom Sablak Introduction Practice time should be productive and fun. However, not all teams have goalie coaches who understand this unique position and who can design good drills for goalies. As ...

August 13, 2014

The Little Things for Goalies

by Darren Hersh A lot is said about “the little things” in hockey.  When spoken about, the little things usually refer to the defensemen and forwards being strong and getting the puck out of the z...

August 13, 2014

Team-Based Drills to Work the Goalie

As the Goalie Academy constantly promotes, almost any drill that involves game like situations and shots on goal CAN be a drill for the goalie.  The ingredients that any shooting drill needs to be ...

August 13, 2014

Goalie Quotes

The Goalie Academy Staff has compiled a number of quotes from professional goalies and their coaches that should help young goalies motivate themselves to work hard and improve their game. See wha...

August 13, 2014

Flopping? Or is it Battle More Goalies Need?

Part of the series on the Perils of Modern Goaltending. In the modern era of goaltending, it seems as though goalies and goalie coaches are far more concerned with how a goalie looks rather than i...

August 13, 2014

A Goalie's Daily Essentials

by Darren Hersh During the course of the season, there are always those times at practice when the club must focus on the individual skills of the forwards and defense as well as cover the team'...

October 27, 2015

Kris Carlson an NAHL Star of the Week

Longtime Goalie Academy client Kris Carlsonwas tapped as the North American Hockey League Central Division Star of the Week, the league announced on Monday. 

Carlson, who minds the ...