March 20, 2014 by Steve Davies in Advice, glove hand, Goaltending, Technique, Uncategorized

Glove Position Debate

In recent years, there has been a growing tendency for goalies at all levels to hold their glove hand high and in “a fingers up” position as opposed to the more traditional waist high 3 o’clock position. The rationale for holding the glove in the former position is that it

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June 19, 2013 by admin in Advice, Goaltending, Philosophy

Confessions of A Goalie Dad

During the registration calls we take for our goalie schools I often have the chance to talk with parents about their son or daughter’s experience as a goalie. Almost every parent I talk to is absolutely tuned in on how their child is playing but perhaps more importantly, how their

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April 23, 2013 by Steve Davies in Advice, Goaltending, Try Outs

Getting Cut Isn’t the End

On April 15th and 16th we conducted our Goalie Tryout Sessions for the York Simcoe Express. The goalies participated in a variety of drills that hopefully gave each of them a better opportunity to show their skills to the coaches in attendance. Before adopting this procedure, prospective goaltenders were given

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February 08, 2013 by Steve Davies in Advice, Goaltending, Philosophy

Some Advice to Goalies Leaving Home to Play Jr. Hockey

Some of you young goaltenders will begin chasing your dreams in earnest as you leave home for the first time to play Jr. Hockey. Several years ago, my son ventured to Pembroke, Ontario to play for the Lumberkings. His hockey dream ended last year at the age of 24 when,

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