What is Athletic Structure?
Athletic Structure is the efficient execution of ‘goalie specific skills’ from the foundation of a sound Technical Framework. This framework will will support the combination of effective Body and Edge control necessary to transition in the crease and the prime ‘goalie physical qualities’ of Aggressive Balance, Explosive Acceleration and Transitional Agility.
Our training system begins to build the foundation of the student’s Athletic Structure by gradually setting in place the Technical Framework of the ‘goalie specific’ techniques. This framework will become the foundation that will support and enhance the student’s ‘goalie physical qualities’ with the control that is required for athletic transitions during performance.
Technical Framework Execution Keys
Body Alignment is the proper positioning of body parts to effectively execute the technical skills necessary to maintain balanced stance techniques, for efficient transitioning to position and range of motion when reacting with save techniques
Segment Sequence is the execution of the technical skills with timely sequence of the skill’s segments that provides efficiency while transitioning through Position, Re-Position and Save Techniques without waisted movement and as an effective unit
Muscular Activation is the physical engagement that provides the strength and stability when putting into motion the Technical Skills with the necessary Body Control and the effective Edge Control required to transition through Technical Skills.
The development of the Athletic Structure during the student’s early stages should focus on the gradual progression in a growth focused drill environment.