Perfecting Your Proper Hockey Goalie Stance

Correct Goalie Position

Although they frequently make the highlight reels, diving saves like this one are usually the result of a goalie being caught out of position.

Perfecting Your Proper Hockey Goalie Stance

Goalies are the last line of defense for their teams – and the position comes with its fair share of highs and lows. Make a great save, you can swing momentum for your team and help it to a win. However, let in a poor goal, and you can do the opposite – suck the life out of your team as it goes on to defeat. That’s why it’s crucial that goalies are well positioned and learn to perfect their hockey goalie stance. Letting in goals is inevitable, but learning the proper technique and stance can drastically cut down on goals against average.

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The Best Hockey Goalie Moments of All Time

Jim Craig, Goaltender for the Goal Medal Winning 1980 USA Team

Jim Craig, Goaltender for the Goal Medal Winning 1980 USA Team

The Best Hockey Goalie Moments of All Time

Any hockey team’s last line of defense is its goaltender. And the position isn’t an easy one to play. In fact, sports experts often say that the only position more pressure filled in a sports town other than a football quarterback is the hockey goaltender.

Hockey teams often live and die by the person between the pipes, as one huge save can swing the momentum in a game and one incredible overall performance can swing the momentum in a series.

With that being said, here’s a look back on some of the most memorable hockey goalie moments and triumphs of all time…

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Off-Ice Hockey Goalie Training

Improve your reaction time with a SKLZ Training Ball

Improve your reaction time with a SKLZ Training Ball

Off-Ice Hockey Goalie Training

Just because the season is over doesn’t mean that you can’t work on your game. In fact, when it comes to hockey, it’s typically this summer off-season where young players can gain and improve the most, by attending development camps and conditioning, both on and off the ice. It’s certainly true for forwards and defensemen – but perhaps these summer workouts are even more beneficial to goaltenders.

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Young Stars: 5 Goalies to Watch

Corey Crawford

Corey Crawford with a stellar glove save.

Young Stars: 5 Goalies to Watch

While most hockey fans love the wing players and hard-hitting defensemen, it is the goalie that handles the most important duties on the ice. Goalies have to stand big and tall in the face of incredible pressure while withstanding the physical beating that comes with the territory. A great goalie can be the cornerstone of any franchise. Let’s take a look at 5 young hockey goalies to watch! CONTINUE READING ARTICLE


Top 3 Camps for Hockey Goalies

bandits goalie camp

A Goaltender Training at Bandits Goalie Camp

Top 3 Camps for Hockey Goalies

To truly improve your game as a hockey player, it’s just as important to put in the work during the off-season as it is during hockey season. Attending development camps, formulating, and sticking to a summer conditioning routine is key to coming back better and stronger in the fall. The same can be said for goaltenders – the work that is put in during hockey’s off-season is crucial to developing one’s overall game. And while goaltenders can perform a variety of exercises at home and off the ice to improve their hand-eye coordination, reflexes, and flexibility, there’s perhaps no better way to develop one’s game than by attending one or more camps for hockey goalies in June, July, and August.

So how do you go about picking the right camp for the hockey goaltender? There are several factors to consider, such as on-ice vs. off-ice training and instruction, the goalie-to-coach ratio and the cost. With that being said, here’s a look at the top three camps for hockey goalies:

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