Learning to play goalie?
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06-12-2011, 11:32 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
I'm 24 and just started playing so I know the feeling.
People will probably disagree with me on this, but try and find a goalie coach/clinic/class to take. I started playing in January and relied on some natural ability and just basic knowledge of the game. Then I took a goalie class this past month and I improved leaps and bounds. If anything, it's good to prevent a lot of bad habits that you'll develop cause you don't know any better.
As for flexibility and movements, when you finally get your pads...lay one down and do A LOT of butterfly drops on it. You could also get by with a huge pillow or something I guess (I use a bosu ball). Doesn't have to be fast, just do it enough so your muscles get used to it. When you get used to it, make sure your form is right. Here's a video of it and try watching his other videos cause they're very informative.
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