Aspiring goaltenders would do well to emulate these habits and incorporate them into their own training and development.
Author - Walter Aguilar
Walter Aguilar – is a Certified Professional Coach and COR.E Performance Dynamics Specialist. Using the mind/energy connection to performance, he teaches a unique approach to peak performance. He specializes in teaching mindfulness for hockey using the COR.E Performance Dynamics energy leadership system. This is based on the 7 levels of energy that thoughts create. These affect awareness, confidence, engagement, creativity and intuition. His equation of Performance = Potential – Interference, provides a framework for success in hockey and life.
When players can be in a state where they are 100% present and engaged in the moment, their performance is going to be very effective.
“A confident goalie is a successful goalie. Building self-esteem is a critical component in a goalie’s success.” - Martin Brodeur
Embrace and accept failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, while visualizing success to build confidence and focus.
5 Reasons Smaller Goaltenders may be more Effective than Larger Ones
"Smaller goalies can move quicker, see the play develop better, and deal with shots with greater ease due to their superior agility."
“It’s in the adversity, that we learn resilience. It’s in the resilience that our character is forged.” -Walter Aguilar
There is a reason it's called a game. Yes, it requires hard work, but you are living out your passion!
“Success is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” – Zig Ziglar
The spiritual, mental, physical, emotional and social well-being of players needs to be a priority in the off-season.
Success in the playoffs is when preparation meets opportunity.
Coaches need to be grounded in the present moment, where their influence and leadership has the most impact.
The role of a coach is not who you are, it is what you do.