GOALTENDING TIPS FOR TRYOUTS

 

1. DON’T HIDE IN THE BACK:  Stand out and get noticed! Don’t be at the back of the line getting overlooked and forgotten

2. DON’T OVER DO IT DURING A DRILL: Take your share of shots then get out of the net and let the next goalie in. This will keep you to be sharp for every shot you face during the tryout ~ the last thing you want is to get beat on shots you would normally stop due to being tired

3. NEVER GIVE UP:  Don’t ever give up on a shot!  Even if you  think it’s a guaranteed goal, impress by giving that extra effort to get there and at least try – continue to battle

4. STAY POSITIVE: Don’t worry about the goals, whether good or bad. Don’t let a coach see you get down, upset, flustered or frustrated. Impress by showing you can move past it and focus on the next shot

5. GOALIE SPECIFIC DRILLS: When doing goalie specific drills/goalie specific skating, coaches want to see hard work, etc. but remember they are more interested on whether or not you do the drills/ movements properly as well.

6.  BE AGGRESSIVE: Challenge and show confidence, don’t sit back in your net. Stay focused, have fun and be creative but don’t rush, be sloppy or scramble all over the place.