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08-29-2012, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Rockie View Post
This is what I wanted to make sure of. I guess I'll just roll with whatever comes more naturally the first couple of games and learn from mistakes, then. The worse thing I could possibly do now imo is to try and do this or that thing differently just because, so I'll get acquainted with the butterfly through some training so that it gets good enough for me to want to use it

Sounds like a good plan, just don't get into bad habits, they are difficult to break.

To this day I struggle to keep my elbows tucked in when I drop into my butterfly, because when I was younger (and smaller), I wanted to take up more net so I flared my elbows out and to this day, I will give up goals under my armpits because of a bad habit I developed as a beginner

And just so you are aware, the thought process that you need to catch everything with your glove is in my opinion the worst habit a goalie can have.

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