Previous weeks we brought you training focused on defense and shots… But we are aware that goalkeepers are often forgotten. However, they play a fundamental role in the evolution of a hockey game. For this reason, today we wanted to focus on them: training for hockey goalkeepers, specially designed for them. Would you like to join one more training session with Xtraice?
Having strong legs and speed while moving within the crease are the keys to facing a shooter effectively. Therefore, the T-push is key to effective movement around the goal area. It will allow you to move quickly and aggressively in front of the shooter.
In the next video we will see some exercises to improve T-pushes. Simple exercises, which can be done in a short session. Short but frequent workouts like this are ideal to help develop strength and speed while technique is perfected.
The most effective hockey goalkeepers limit their opponents’ opportunities to a single shot and do not allow them to have a second shooting opportunity. Therefore, controlling rebounds is essential. It requires practice and should be a top priority in your days training at home.
In the following video you will find a series of exercises that are intended to be a warm-up, designed to reinforce good habits and technique in goal.
Even at the highest level, goalkeepers continue to work mobility in the crease. Working on T-pushes in several workouts weekly will make you stronger and faster in the area.
Also, don’t forget that limiting and controlling rebounds is vital to being an effective goalkeeper. It’s a skill that must be worked on constantly.