Goaltending is the most challenging position in the game of hockey. It is not hard for a goalie to find a goalie coach to teach the on-ice skills of the position. Unfortunately, it is tough to find a performance coach that truly understands the unique physical and mental challenges of the position and what a goalie really needs off the ice to excel on the ice.
Optimal Goalie is dedicated to goalie off-ice development. With our 3-point approach to development, we can improve any goalie’s on-ice performance, reduce the risk of injury, and increase confidence.
An area of focus the past few years at USA Hockey Goaltending has been off-ice development. We’ve learned how important developing a physical literate athlete is and just playing and training on the ice has proven to not be enough. We strongly encourage all parents to have their child participate in a goalie off-ice development program to give them the best opportunity to develop and reach their goals
Optimal Goalie provides off-ice development for goalies of all ages and levels. We will improve your on-ice performance through science-based sports performance training methods that will develop your overall athleticism leading to greater on-ice performance. If you are looking for a realistic path to success on the ice, Optimal Goalie is the place for you!
Going into my final season of junior hockey, I knew I needed to improve my off-ice training in the off season. After talking with my goalie coach, he recommended that I work with Larry.
I spent the summer working with Larry, and the results I got where nothing less than amazing. Within weeks, my entire body felt stronger and more conditioned. By the end of the summer, I was in the best shape of my life and for the first time in three seasons of junior hockey I was fully prepared physically and mentally for training camp. Larry is one of the main reasons I was able to commit to a division one school.