"I cannot stress enough the importance of having these routines be a staple in a goalie’s preparation to practice and play."
Author - Matthew Bourgeois
Matthew has been a coach and a scout for over 20 years at some of the highest levels. Matthew is coaching at Canisius College NCAA D1 this season. Matthew is a certified High Performance 1 coach and Goaltending Level 3 coach with Hockey Canada. Matthew works with the Ontario Hockey Federation, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association as well as the Northern Ontario Minor Hockey Association as a goaltending coach and mentor. Matthew’s passion lies in goalie development and guiding players to become the best version of themselves. Since 2009 Matthew has travelled to Europe, Asia, Australia and the US to work with some of the best hockey programs and is looking forward to sharing what he’s learned with the subscribers of The Coaches Site.
The Stance is the key to unlocking a goaltender’s full potential. How a goalie uses their body will best determine their success in the net.
Learn about the VH and why it is effective for shots on the dead angle or when there is not immediate back door pass option.
This technique was developed to help defend against dead angle plays, while sealing off the short side of the ice and allowing the goalie to anchor themselves to the...
The focus is simple dynamic skating that hits the fundamentals of crease movement.