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From USA Hockey
When discussing depth, use ABCD
Aggressive – When the puck is in this area the goalie reaches the aggressive depth to address the play as the puck enters the defensive zone. Aggressive depth is also used when the goaltender reads the play and anticipates a shot. If the goaltender has time, a quick push to aggressive depth prior to the shot will cut down the angle the puck has to the net.
Base – When the puck is in this area the goaltender will have his or her skate blades on the top of the crease (red outline of the crease). This is the depth is where goaltenders should be prior to most shot attempts against them.
Conservative – When the puck is in this area the goaltender is aware of a potential lateral play or is recovering to be set on a rebound. Also, while the puck is in the opposite end of the ice rink or near the center red line, the goaltender should be in the center of the crease between defensive and conservative depth, ready to move to aggressive depth as the play nears the defensive zone.
Defensive – When the puck is in this area the goaltender is either on the post or is tracking the puck behind the net.
From Jim Corsi, Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltending Development Coach
SPOT – Square Prepared and On-Time
From the vault!
Tuesday we focused on mental toughness. The drill seems simple. Shuffle, butterfly slide, lateral adjust, recover. When it is all put together without thinking, it is typically done incorrectly. After working to slow down and focus on each movement individually, we finally mastered the drill. We then moved on to correct the technique.
Improving skills through drills. ETM Goalie Development Tuesday night session.
Some work from Cleveland tonight!
Another headfirst movement drill. Arthur Jagels (‘05), Team Ohio
Coach Ragno working with Michael Calabret (‘05) of Team Ohio.
Simple shuffles to get to know the player’s habits better.
Coach Ragno and Team Ohio putting in the work last night! Our first session with the teams, so lots to work on!
Focusing on head-> hands -> feet movement
Great session today! Getting some fundamental warmup movements before the real work begins. Coach Sebastian Ragno has openings in Cleveland if you are out that way.
ETM goalie Ben Studebaker getting some work in during private lessons. Schedule your lesson at New Kensington now!