Let’s Focus on the Technical Framework of Young Goalies

By Maurice Tanel

THE PROGRESSIVE TRAINING OF YOUNG GOALIES MUST ENSURE THEIR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS MASTERING ARC3 PERFORMANCE.

By sustainable I mean, start with first establishing the young goalie’s technical framework and then begin to progress the training approach, according to their age and stage of development, towards mastering the discipline of in-game ARC3 Performance.

Learning to functionally move the body well is the first step. Executing drills with quick transitional movement and heavy loads should be the least of a young goalie’s early development concerns. By first focusing on the Technical Framework during an isolated and controlled drill environments, the young goalie will gradually and safely build the athletic structure necessary to properly execute dynamic and reaction type drills with sound mechanics.

Throughout the student’s training progression, they are consistently reminded and encouraged to execute their skills with attention to detail to these Technical Framework elements:

Body Alignment
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
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
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.

A young goalie’s sustainable growth requires the Athletic Structure to have the framework of sound technical form, body control, edge control and coordination. An athlete’s continued developmental growth towards ARC3 Performance, is only sustainable if these fundamental athletic qualities are developed with efficient functional movement patterns.

OUR MISSION 

”To be industry leaders in the progressive training of youth goalies that ensures sustainable development’’

Maurice (MOE) Tanel is the Program Director and Preparation Coach of TEAM Shutout Goalie School.

For further information on this or any other questions you may have please feel free to contact him by email at [email protected]