Goalie-Specific Power Training

Goalies need to generate power in lateral and rotational patterns.

The Lateral Bound with Rotational Rebound is an example of a jump progression that emphasizes both patterns along with body control through the transition.

The goal is to cover as much ground as possible in each jump, while controlling the transition and the landing. We’ll start from a low position (opposed to tall), and cue the player to move “eyes first”, a strategy that helps reinforce the goalie finding the puck with their eyes as quickly as possible.

Typically performed for 3-4 sets of 3-5 reps per side.

There are clear benefits to this type of exercise, but there’s a short-term issue that arises when goalies improve their power that I’ll discuss more tomorrow.

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To your success,

Kevin Neeld

P.S. For comprehensive hockey training programs to improve your speed AND repeat sprint ability, check out: Speed Training for Hockey

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