Providing Essential Goaltending Information For Coaches and Parents
 
 
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About Us

You are likely here for one of two reasons:

You are a coach or parent looking for advice and direction on how to PROPERLY develop and train your goaltender.

Then, we have exactly what you are looking for, vetted for accuracy and categorized to help you find just what you need.

You are a goalie coach who simply wants to help others and has taken the time to create material solely for this purpose.

In that case... You are awesome! We thank you for taking the time to help the goalies, coaches, and parents out there who need and want simple, straightforward advice and direction.

For nearly 30 years, I have been professionally coaching goaltenders, and I have seen a lot of coaches who wanted to help but didn’t know how to properly develop their goalies.

There are still a great many team coaches who simply don’t have the time or simply don’t care to educate themselves. Many just don’t know what to believe or where to start. Others are embarassed at their own lack of knowledge in this area of the game

We want to change this by providing easy to understand information that coaches and parents can quickly digest and easily implement, so goalies can enjoy the game more by getting better through proper, more effective coaching.

Today, there is a lot of information available, but much of it is too complex for the average (non-goalie) minor hockey coach to understand. A lot of the material out there is very well done; however, some is so far from the truth it’s laughable. Making it is impossible for a non-goalie coach to know what is right and what is wrong?

I wrote the book Target Practice, 8 Mistakes That Ruin a Love of the Game because of the problems I saw, and continue to see, in the game at the minor hockey level.

You need to grab a copy of this book RIGHT NOW. Do it now by CLICKING HERE.

There are now a lot of goalie coaches out there. Some are great, but some are simply “pseudo-goalie coaches” who don’t really understand how to properly teach the position. Unfortunately, a very large number of the good coaches only want to work with the more mature, elite-level goaltenders who are about to – or have already – left minor hockey.

Many are in the game for the wrong reasons, just looking to make money or pump their egos. This is shameful.

Regardless, there simply isn’t enough good information out there that is designed to help the average minor hockey coach or goalie parent.

The kids coming into the game, playing for fun or just looking to get better – because the game is more fun when you play better – are being ignored, and the development of goaltenders at the grassroots level is suffering dramatically across North America.

Most minor hockey organizations do not provide true goaltending development programs. Instead, many opt to bring in volunteer coaches, whom I call “pseudo-goalie coaches,” who are super folks, with great intentions, but really do not understand the game today or the mechanics of what they are trying to teach, let alone how to reach and develop the mind of a child or teenager.

After nearly 30 years of running goalie schools around the world, I decided to turn my attention to working with minor hockey coaches, and parents, so they could, in turn, help their goalies. This will change the game!

The Target Practice Initiative has been designed to improve grassroots coaching and build the knowledge base of the entire hockey community.

Our mission is to positively change the way coaches and parents see and interact with the goaltending position, and work with their goaltenders. Ultimately we want to positively affect 50000 coaches and goalies annually, so thay can enjoy the game more through improved knowledge and understanding of the positon.

We have made this site FREE, with the intent of reaching as many coaches and parents as possible, so these young goalies can receive proper coaching.

We will accomplish this objective by providing easy to understand information on the Essential Core Goaltending Skills, so as to enhance the overall experience and promote better, more concise instruction from team coaches.

If you are a coach or parent of a goalie, please take full advantage of this website. Make note of the drills and infomarion to develop better practices and help your goaltenders. Please be sure to SHARE with all the other coaches and parents you know.

I also strongly urge you to purchase a copy of my book, Target Practice. Both will greatly enhance your knowledge of the position and the technical requirements for instructing your goalies.

Our goal is to help

You need to grab a copy of this book RIGHT NOW. Do it now by CLICKING HERE.

Sales of this book also provide the funding to operate this site and maintain free membership.

Please let us know if you’d like to see anything change, added, or refined. This site is updated weekly, so we are very responsive to changes or requests.

Our sincere thank you for being a part of the Target Practice Initiative and visiting us here at the site.