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 an off-ice program that focuses on athletic development as the best way to help each goalie 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.