ProStockHockey.com on Some Tips For Tendy's
New LUG partner, Pro Stock Hockey has come up with a beauty of an E-Book with some tips for Goalie's.
A baseball player only has to get a hit three out of every 10 times at the plate to be considered an elite player. A basketball player who hits a jump shot half of the time is an MVP candidate. That’s nothing — a hockey goalie is expected to stop 90 percent of the shots that come near him or her, and that’s the bare minimum. Getting that 90 percent success rate isn’t easy, either. Pucks come flying toward goalies at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. They need to keep an eye on all 10 skaters on the ice at all times. They wear some of the heaviest equipment in team sports. The bottom line is that the goalie is his or her team’s last line of defense, and can be the difference between victory and defeat. Suiting up to play between the pipes is one of the most challenging responsibilities in sports, and goalies need to be on top of their game to give their teams the best chance of winning.
However, it takes more than lightning-fast reflexes to be an elite goalie. The position requires a unique combination of physical readiness and mental acumen to be successful. A goalie needs to be able to make split-second decisions based on visual cues, have the ability to be a leader on and off the ice, and stay in peak physical condition during the game as well as the offseason. Above all else, a goalie must be willing to put in the hard work necessary to build his or her skills. This e-book combines the wisdom of coaches and professionals who have lived the goalie position for years. Here you’ll find advice from nearly two dozen of the game’s leading authorities on the goalie position — covering everything from the raw mechanics needed to the intangibles that separate the great from the good. As a goalie, you need to succeed at your position at least nine out of 10 times to be considered effective. With the margin of error thinner than the blade of a skate, you’ll need all the help you can get to elevate your game, and this e-book is a great place to start.
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Goalie Book from Pro Stock Hockey, a hockey store with authentic pro stock equipment