IS IT A ‘RACE TRACK’ TRAINING APPROACH, WHICH FOCUSES ON SPEED AND EXPLOSIVENESS THAT MAKES A YOUNG GOALIE BETTER OR IS IT A ‘PROFILE BASED’ APPROACH THAT PLACES PRIMARY VALUE ON THE SKILL PROGRESSION OF YOUNG GOALIES ACCORDING TO THEIR LEVEL AND STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT. .
I have always believed that making a young goalie go through what I call a ‘race track’ drill, solely for them to complete the drill from A to B with speed, is nothing but show case training to impress the observers.
A progressive training approach must adhere to a Profile Based Training philosophy that ensures that the drills are modified to meet the ability and physical maturity of the student.
It is important that the training speed during drills are continuously monitored in order to meet the skill progression needs of the student.
Sustainable development requires knowing the training phase that the student is in and what considerations have to be given to the training speed of the drill in order to best challenge the skills they need to improve.
‘Don’t focus on the performance results that will get you noticed but rather the actions that will help you improve’ – MoeTivation
Maurice (MOE) Tanel is the Program Director and Growth 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]