This breakdown and demonstration is done by Minnesota Professional Goaltending Coach (clients like Charlie Lindgren, Adam Wilcox, Jake Kielly, Jake Oettinger, and dozens and dozens of other D1/Pro netminders) Dave Rogalski.
Dave is a wealth of knowledge and regarded as one of the top goaltending coaches in Minnesota, he’s best reached on Instagram @impactgoaltending.
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Inside this “How to T-Push” video, Dave breaks down a couple key points.
Push, Pull. Push, Pull.
“Kids will open up that back leg and drag it”. The focus here is on pulling in your back leg, setting your feet and understanding where to go next.
“What we don’t want is when guys will look pivot, push and drag.”
Make sure to push and pull at the same time, remaining on your inside edge. When you drag your back leg, you’re ending up on your outside edge–slowing down your movement across the crease.
If you’re dragging your back leg, it’s harder to make an adjustment
At the 2:00 of this video, Dave talks about a drill you can implement during any period of practice that will help you reinforce this pushing and pulling movement.
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