Thread: Goalies: First time goalie
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08-18-2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by biturbo19 View Post
Well that's not really true. I mean, it's a fair warning, and people constantly overlook the strong skating it takes to be a goaltender, but it's not like it's a completely separate and foreign set of concepts. You're still on skates, you're still on ice...there are things that do transfer. And there are a number of unique strides that goaltenders rely on heavily
That's exactly my point. Everything a goalie does around his net is a stride/push/cut that only a goalie would ever do. The only time a goalie would ever use a stride that a skater does, is when playing the puck away from the net, and that is something I highly discourage all of my new goalies from doing. While a skater converting to a goalie will have an easier transition than someone who is getting on the ice for the first time, there are a ton of habits that have to be broken, and skating technique is always the biggest adjustment.

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