Awareness, anticipation, physical conditioning . . . these are just some of the qualities a goaltender needs to bring onto the ice at game time. Excellence requires practice, consistency, and understanding-of the position, the situation, and your talents.
No one knows this better than Eli Wilson does. Widely recognized as the leading authority on goaltending, he has worked alongside 26 NHL goaltenders, including Carey Price, Ray Emery, Tuukka Rask, and Brian Elliott.
In Hockey Goaltending, Eli Wilson and Brian van Vliet have created the definitive guide to stopping more pucks, winning more games, and lowering your goals against average. Inside, you will find coverage on every facet of the position:
Selection of the right equipment for fit and functionality
Stance and presence in the net, including footwork, stick placement, and body positioning
Stopping the puck, from butterfly to glove saves
Postsave recovery strategies, including controlling and directing rebounds
Tactics for breakaways, odd-man rushes, and wraparounds
Focus and visualization methods to improve the mental game
On- and off-ice drills and training programs for year-round conditioning to increase strength, stamina, speed, and agility
From skills to strategies, equipment to exercises, Hockey Goaltending covers the position like no other. Packed with drills, step-by-step instructions, photos, diagrams, and coaching tips, this book touches on every aspect of the game so you can compete at the highest level.
Book year: 2017
Book pages: 248
Book language: en
File size: 11.99 MB
File type: epub
Published: 08 April 2018 - 21:00