Hockey Goalie Skating Drills (or is it skating drills for goalies?) are a dime a dozen. But what drills are best for youth goalies? What about advanced skating drills for elite goalies? There’s quite a bit of fluff out there and sifting through it can be a nightmare.
The bottom line is, when it comes to finding great skating drill ideas for goalies, start to build your own library. In our goalie training app, we allow coaches to save drills to their profile and even build custom practice plans for their goalies.
Regardless, skating is one of the single most important things a goaltender does. Aside from actually stopping the puck, skating puts a goalie in a position to actually make the save. A good skating ability is imperative in today’s game, with shooters getting faster and shots getting harder.
Whether you’re a large goaltender or a small goalie (especially so if you’re a small goalie with big aspirations), you’ve got to learn how to skate. We’ve put together a list of some of the best goalie skating drills out there. This list will grow, be patient with us.