Never Skated, Becoming a Goalie
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10-23-2012, 01:45 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: kitchener, Ontario
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Heck, I'd spend a year to work on my skating and play a ton of ball hockey.
I get that ball hockey is different for goalies, but it does help with positioning and rebound control and stuff like that.
Once you get your skating down its just putting the two pieces together.
I'm not saying you're right or wrong, I get the merits but personally as an ice hockey goalie I never play ball hockey goaltending anymore; it's too different with the lack of ice and ball different than a puck. Ideally you want goaltending to be automatic; where you're like an animal relying on instinct doing as little thinking as possible during play (hence why mental prep is so important): i've heard of guys who play both but for me it adds too many variables and throws my game off.
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