Goalie Academy

Goalie Evaluation

Hershey Elite Camp - July 9 - 12, 2009

Goalie: Riley Burch

Skating/Movement

Forward skating

GoodC-cuts, maintains stance, powerful pushes
OkayKeeps hands and stick out in front and in proper position and "quiet" upper body
OkayLegs at a proper distance apart for balance and mobility
GoodProper knee, ankle, and back bend
OkayKeeps base leg (glide leg) stable, straight, and square to the puck
OkayStrong heal push, leg extension, and return under the body
WeakReturns push leg back to ready stance quickly
WeakKeeps eyes up and looking at the puck

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #1, #3, #5, #9, #10, #13, #14, #32, #43, #44, #46, #49, #63, #68, #69, #74, #76, #106, #115, & #116

Backward skating

WeakProper stance starting position
GoodC-cuts, maintains stance, powerful pushes
OkayKeeps hands and stick out in front and in proper position and "quiet" upper body
OkayLegs at a proper distance apart for balance and mobility
GoodProper knee, ankle, and back bend
OkayKeeps base leg (glide leg) stable, straight, and square to the puck
OkayStrong toe push, leg extension, and return under the body
OkayReturns push leg back to ready stance quickly
OkayKeeps eyes up and looking at the puck

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #3, #5, #10, #13, #14, #32, #43, #44, #46, #63, #68, #69, #71, #74, #76, #106, #115, #116, #124, #125, #127, #129, #132, & #146

Lateral skating: T-Push

WeakProper stance starting position
OkayUses at correct time, on pass plays
GoodShoulders square: Both gloves stay in front of body & moves with quiet upper body
WeakLeads with stick and keeps it square to puck and covering five hole
OkayBack leg square: drags push toe, but doesn't slow down
OkaySnaps back leg quickly into ready stance after push
WeakStopping on lead foot
OkayBalanced, keeps low center of gravity (knees and ankles bent)
OkaySnaps head to find push spot before moving: Look, pivot, then go
WeakBrings glide heal in and close to push leg to maximize push power and balance

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #19, #32, #46, #75, #86, #87, #88, #90, #91, #92, #93, #94, #95, #98, #100, #101, #104, #110, #111, #112, #113, #117, #118, #120, #122, #123, #124, #125, #127, #129, #130, #132, #133, #134, #136, #137, #138, #139, #140, #143, #144, #145, #146





Positioning

Ready Stance

OkayFeet slightly wider than shoulder width (for mobility, range of motion, & balance)
WeakKnees & ankles well bent for low center of gravity (balance & mobility-ROM)
OkayToes, Stick, Shoulders, Hips and hands all square to puck (Max. coverage)
GoodStick is 8-12 inches in front of pads (move in semi-circle)
OkaySlight back bend, keeping torso generally upright
WeakNo Double Coverage (Equipment in front of other equipment) (Max. Coverage)

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
All Drills #1 through #146



Low Reaction Saves

Stick

GoodInvolved in reaction saves along the ice
OkayKeeps stick away from pads to create a buffer zone and to avoid bad rebounds
OkayKeeps as much stick blade as possible showing to the puck to maximize blocking space
GoodMakes saves between heel and middle of stick blade
GoodStops stick in path of the puck & Makes sure stick stays on the ice after the save, no wasted movement, no
Goodfollow through
OkayLets the puck hit the stick: Does not push puck to corner
GoodMoves stick in half arc motion so the blade is kept on the ice
OkayBlocker hand stays over stick blade to create desired stick angle: Blocker does not fall behind pad.

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #47, #54, #55, #62, #63, #64, #67, #69, #70, & #72 through #146 on all low reaction shots.


Full Butterfly

OkayUses at proper time on low shots toward the five hole
GoodBoth knees flush to ice
GoodPads fanned for maximum net coverage
GoodProper stick and hand positioning (stick down and hands up)
OkayTorso upright covering top portion of the net (Does not sit back in move)
GoodWell balanced after save with proper leg support directly under the body
GoodSnaps knees down in a straight line into save: Does not ease into butterfly
GoodSquare to the puck through the save
GoodWatches the puck into and through the save

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #54, #55, #62, #63, #64, #67, #69, #70, & #72 through #146 on all low reaction shots to the center of the body.


Half Butterfly

GoodUses at proper time on low shots just off center to either side of the five hole
GoodBoth knees flush to ice
GoodSave pad properly fanned to maximize blocking space and rebound control
GoodProper stick and hand positioning (stick down and hands up)
OkayTorso upright covering top portion of the net (Does not sit back in move)
GoodWell balanced after save with proper leg support directly under the body
GoodSnaps knees down in a straight line into save: Does not ease into butterfly
GoodUpper body square to the puck through the save while lower body is square to the origin of the shot

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #54, #55, #62, #63, #64, #67, #69, #70, & #72 through #146 on all low reaction shots just off to the side of center.


Glove side

Blocker side

Extended Half Butterfly

GoodSave pad properly fanned to maximize blocking space
GoodTorso upright for full extension (Does not sit back in the move)
GoodExtends skate on line of the save (leg stays fully square)
GoodKeeps base knee directly under body
GoodExtends: Does not "expand" by keeping the save leg knee on the ice limiting range of motion
OkayUpper body square to the puck through the save while lower body is square to the origin of the shot
GoodWatches the puck into and through the save

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #54, #55, #62, #63, #64, #67, #69, #70, & #72 through #146 on all low reaction shots to the corners.


Glove side

Blocker side

Expanded Butterfly (Advanced)

GoodBoth knees flush to ice

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #54, #55, #62, #63, #64, #67, #69, #70, & #72 through #146 on all low reaction shots between center and the corners.

High Reaction Saves

Blocker: Redirect technique

GoodTurns head and watches puck into equipment
OkayMakes saves on the line of the save
GoodUses slight wrist turn for rebound control
GoodMeets the puck: Does not punch at the puck
OkayUses shoulder & elbow & blocks at appropriate times
OkayContacts the puck in the center of the blocker consistently

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #50, #51, #52, #59, #72, & any drill that involves high shots where the goalie reacts with blocker redirects.


Extended

Half

Elbow

Blocking Saves

Butterfly Slide

GoodHands remain in full butterfly position anticipating having to react and taking away top angle with proper depth
OkayTorso upright covering top portion of the net
OkayWell balanced through the save
OkayPivots to square to the puck through the save
WeakGood strong push into the move
WeakGoes to post on back door plays
WeakKeep hands in front of body
OkayPushes onto lead pad first
Very WeakSnaps push leg back quickly
WeakVaries push strength due to situation
WeakLooks before pushing
GoodGoes to point of the shot/tip on front door plays

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #5, #18, #19, #24, #25, #27, #46, #47, #50, #53, #66, #70, #73, #75, #77, #79, #80, #82, #83, #84, #96, #97, #98, #99, #102, #103, #104, #109, #110, #114, #124, #125, & #130



Pivot

T-push

Lead leg down push

Blocking butterfly slide

Two-Pad Stack

WeakStrong T-push into the move

Drills in The Goalie Academy Goaltender On-Ice Drill Book that incorporate lateral shuffle skating skills practice:
Drills #5, #17, #19, #20, #23, #28, #46, #48 #65, #78, #85, #97, #98, #110, #114, #123, #124, & #125


Pivot

Push

Slide

Stack

Leg lift, if necessary