Did you know when I laced up my skates in Fort Myers it had been 414 days since I last stepped on the ice? It's true...
Old hockey injuries caught up with me and I was forced to miss the 2020-2021 season due to having two back surgeries.
Here is a picture of the medal parts they added to my back:
I am pain-free and feeling better than I have in the past 20 years.
However I won't lie, I was nervous my coaching was going to be rusty. However, when I took the ice it felt like I had not missed a day.
This is because I spent the winter watching videos, reading books, and finding new ways to help goaltenders develop.
One of these new ways is conducting goalie practices over zoom then doing a one-on-one film analysis post-practice.
The Hamilton College NCAA men's goaltenders set up an iPad on the ice and I conducted virtual goalie practices with them.
The system I used for coaching virtually was:
After practice, I did a video analysis of their film
Then I conducted a one-on-one zoom with each goaltender to go over what their strengths were from the practice
Then I gave them a new skill to focus on next practice
Then I showed them a video of NHL goalies performing that new skill
Finally, I went over the skating patterns and drills we would perform next practice to help them build the new skill
This is the same system I used in person when coaching at Colgate during the 2019-2020 season.
This system helped Liz at Colgate go from starting five games with a .904 Save% and a 2.61 GAA to starting 35 games and finishing the season with a .922 Save%, a 1.94 GAA, and six shutouts in my first season coaching her.
Do you have the goal of making a commitment to play college hockey?
If so I want to help you reach your goals.
I want to give you the opportunity to receive the same video analysis system I use when coaching my NCAA goaltender.
With your video from the World Goalie Summit we will:
Conduct an analysis of your strengths as a goaltender
Do an analysis of your areas for new skill development
Show you examples of college and/or professional goaltenders performing the skill you are going to develop
Give you skating patterns to performing either with or without your goalie coach at home
Give you drills to practice your new skills in a game like situations
To register for the virtual coaching system just follow the three-step plan below:
Step 1: Click Book Now below to schedule your zoom call
Step 2: We will conduct a one-hour virtual zoom
Step 3: You will implement what you learned over zoom and take your game to the #NextLevel
I look forward to continuing to help you take your game to the #NextLevel so you can reach your goals of making a commitment to play college hockey.
Your Goaltending Coach,
Owner of Top Prospects Goaltending USA