ON-ICE HOCKEY GOALIE DRILLS

The team at Goalie Coaches has compiled the ultimate list of on ice hockey goalie drills. Whether you’re a Squirt looking forward to PeeWees, or a Beer Leaguer keeping the dream alive, we hope you find something to work on in this library. We are consistently adding fresh, new content to this page- so check back if a drill you’re looking for isn’t here.

Another thing that’s important to remember when it comes to creating your own drills: be creative. The next time you’re watching an NHL game, jot down a few scenarios that resulted in either a save or a goal. If the goalie made the save, ask yourself why? Was it his positioning? Chances are, it was. If the goalie was scored on, same question: why? Write down a few of the movements that were made leading up to the save and you’ve got your first movement drill to practice the next time you hit the ice. If you’re looking for more, we send out a weekly goalie drills email, sign up is below.

Why We Produce Hockey Goalie Drill Videos

One of the biggest issues during team practices today is the lack of attention on goaltenders. Most coaches, through no fault of their own, focus on areas they know well. Like, setting up the power play.

This means that goaltenders are often left to fend for themselves during “dead” periods of practice. These dead periods during practice are some of the best times for goalies to hone their craft, whether it’s practicing a skating drill or simply working on getting a better RVH.

While so many try to complicate the goaltending position, it’s really quite simple. Goalies, for years, have been creating their own skating drills and learning from simply watching others. This position doesn’t have to be confusing. Watch a few goalie drills, take them to practice and perform them. This will make you a better goalie, period.

We believe that if we can inspire drill ideas for goalie parents or team coaches, they’ll be more willing to bring these drills to practice. We understand that this is a lofty goal, but goalies should be given dedicated training time in addition to the players.

A great line I once read was that of a Junior A Coach in Canada. When questioned on whether or not they needed a goalie coach, his response was along the lines of this. “If I said bringing in a goalie coach meant less goals, and my job depends on allowing less goals, would you still want me to bring in a goalie specific coach?”

Of course, anybody listening to that would answer “yes”. And of course, not every team can afford a goalie specific coach. However, teams can show their coaches 5-10 goalie specific drills that their goalies can work on throughout the season during these dead periods of practice.

And if that doesn’t work, we’ve created an entire goalie drills library designed specifically for team and goalie coaches, goalie parents, and goalies.

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