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Goaltending basics resources

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Through graduation and losing players to travel, our team manager is now our backup goalie. He's learning to skate and goalie on the fly.  Does anyone know what the best resources are for goaltending basics so I can either help him out or he can absorb the material on his own?  Youtube, websites, social media?

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Some good info in the OG "starting goalie as an adult" thread here: 

Some of it is going to be outdated now (leather straps and skate cowlings are dead). 

Maria Mountain is a good resource for everything related to the body - stretching, warmups, etc. https://www.youtube.com/@goalietraining

There was also a DVD series I bought when I first started. Its a bit old but still covers fundamentals pretty well. I ripped it because I dont have a DVD player: 

 

 


Finally, I'd HIGHLY recommend using a gopro behind the net. If you're not gonna have a coach, it will help you be able to see what you do wrong, mistakes, angles being off, etc. 

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Weird question for everyone.  I heard someone talking about Flex Potvin on a podcast recently and it reminded me that when he first came into the league he held his glove in an odd way.  When he first game in he held his glove with the palm facing up towards the ceiling, sometimes even back towards himself (see the pictures below).  Anyone know why he did this? Or if there were any advantages of that?

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3 hours ago, shooter27 said:

Weird question for everyone.  I heard someone talking about Flex Potvin on a podcast recently and it reminded me that when he first came into the league he held his glove in an odd way.  When he first game in he held his glove with the palm facing up towards the ceiling, sometimes even back towards himself (see the pictures below).  Anyone know why he did this? Or if there were any advantages of that?

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Heh, I wouldn't say theres any advantage to it. It's just like Hasek - you'd never teach it, but it worked for them. Having your glove up and open to the shooter was pretty rare back then.

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On 5/12/2024 at 5:57 PM, shooter27 said:

Weird question for everyone.  I heard someone talking about Flex Potvin on a podcast recently and it reminded me that when he first came into the league he held his glove in an odd way.  When he first game in he held his glove with the palm facing up towards the ceiling, sometimes even back towards himself (see the pictures below).  Anyone know why he did this? Or if there were any advantages of that?

One explanation that I heard was that the gloves back then were very oversized, heavy, and didn't have any internal strappings. So if you were to keep it flexed back like how you are supposed to now it would slowly creep out of position and because the gloves were heavy it wasn't comfortable to do so anyway.

 

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