Resources

  • Non-believers are sitting on the bench…

    By Jukka Ropponen on 20/01/2012
    This article was provided for Goaliepro by Maria Mountain from goalietrainingpro.com The next time you are sitting in the locker room – take a glance around at the players on your team.  You can probably identify the three different types of players on your team (from an dryland goalie training perspective anyway). Those who do something. These players go to […]
  • Selecting a Goaltending Coach and/or Goaltending Camp

    By Larry Sadler on 24/09/2011
    So you have decided your son or daughter needs a goaltending coach/instructor or requires a goaltending camp or school. After due consideration, you realize they won’t improve their skills as a goaltender without proper help. Note the key phrase – “proper”. How do you select a goaltending coach or program? Well first of all realize one thing; anyone who spends […]
  • Hockey goalies all-body TRX workout # 5

    By Jukka Ropponen on 17/09/2011
    This is an example of one of our ”standard” TRX workouts we did use with our pro goalies during the past summer. On top of this workout we had 2 specific lower body and 2 upper body TRX workouts we used throughout the summer. When doing workouts like this you need to warm-up well & do dynamic stretched before starting […]
  • Goalie drill – Lateral movement

    By Juha Halmesvaara on 07/08/2011
    In this video you can see drill used by the coach to repeat proper lateral movement and automate the execution. Drill goes like this: Goalie stors to come out a bit more to the catch side lining himself up with the marker puck the coach has set > Goalies starts backing in > Short svae movement to the ”imaginary” shot […]
  • TRX Training for goalies – Lower body workout # 3

    By Juha Halmesvaara on 14/05/2011
    This summer Goaliepro has added TRX training as part of our pro goalie program. For several years we have been modernizing our methods and avoiding extreme weight lifting and running. In order to replace extreme weights and distance running etc we have been developing alternative methods and TRX training is one of them. In this article you will see examples […]
  • TRX Training for goalies – Lower body workout # 3

    By Juha Halmesvaara on 14/05/2011
    Espoo 14.5.2010 This summer Goaliepro has added TRX training as part of our pro goalie program. For several years we have been modernizing our methods and avoiding extreme weight lifting and running. In order to replace extreme weights and distance running etc we have been developing alternative methods and TRX training is one of them. In this article you will […]
  • 5 Ways Coaches Destroy their Goaltenders

    By Larry Sadler on 03/04/2011
    Copyright © Larry Sadler/Smartgoalie.com – April 3. 2011 1.       Coaches Ignore Them –  Believe Me Ignorance Is Not Bliss Coaches will leave their goaltenders on their own much too often. Many coaches simply don’t know what to do with their goaltenders. They may feel threatened by their lack of knowledge when it comes to their goaltender, so they often intentionally […]
  • Minnesota’s Nikke Bäckström talks about his new summer training program

    By Juha Halmesvaara on 07/08/2010
    This summer Minnesota Wild’s Niklas Bäckström has been working out using new and different methods compared to the previous years. The reasons for this have been some of the injuries that have been bothering him during the last 2 seasons as well as desire to get better every year. During the last 3 summers his personal coach Jukka Ropponen has […]
  • The State of Canadian Hockey Goaltending Development

    By Juha Halmesvaara on 01/08/2010
    By Larry Sadler When we examine the condition of Canadian goaltending today we are confronted with the reality of numbers. In the 1999-2000 hockey season, Canadian goaltenders numbered 34 out of the 53 who had played 20 or more NHL season games. That was 64%.  US goaltenders made up 15% with 8 goaltenders. By the 2009-2010 season that number has […]