My Philosophy is to teach every goaltender the essential core skills while developing an understanding of their spatial environment and how to incorporate maximum net coverage, while minimizing movement to become as efficient as possible, expending minimal energy, while working to develop a style that suits the individual goaltenders abilities and strengths.
The final piece of the formula for successful growth and development (in anything you choose to do) is building self esteem and developing confidence. These often overlooked physiological components are key and must be taken into consideration and then utilized to unlock the students full potential.
My goal for every student is simple: I want my clients and/or students to develop and maintain a solid work ethic and continually strive for improvement every time they are on the ice. This is always my first priority. I demand effort and commitment from my clients in both in hockey and business.
If we can develop and ingrain this way of thinking into the students mind set, the accolades and advancements will come and they will progress accordingly. The result is increased enjoyment of the game and the manifestation of advancement opportunities.
In hockey I define this by telling students “If you work hard, you get better, you play better, you enjoy the game more”. It really is that simple. This is a lesson all parents and coaches need to understand as well.
This overall approach allows me to garner the most from any goaltender who is willing to listen, work hard and learn.