Goalie Testimonials

Working with Larry has been the best hockey decision I’ve ever made. Before working with Larry, I spent my summers skating every day and working out every chance I could. I never had a plan or reason as to why I was doing what I was doing. It wasn’t until I started working with Larry that I began to see what structured and meaningful off-ice training was for a goalie. Larry did a great job of showing me how training with a plan that is focused around me as an athlete is so important.

For the first time my summer was structured and I wasn’t just busy with a schedule full of hockey stuff. I saw results right away and went into my first season of junior hockey feeling more prepared than ever before. I owe that all to Larry and his tremendous guidance away from the rink.

Thank you for all your guidance and support this past summer!

Dyllan Lubbersmeyer
Burnsville, MN

Before finding optimal goalie the biggest frustration I had with my training was off the ice. I had tried everything from local hockey training facilities to the so-called online experts’ programs. None them worked for me and I often found myself looking for off-ice training to fill that missing link.

My goalie coach referred me to Larry and it has been one the best suggestions anyone has ever given me. From day one Larry’s passion for the position and his knowledge of sports performance training and how it relates to goalie on-ice performance is amazing.

I know Larry was my “off-ice coach”, but honestly, he was a lot more that! He was a great mentor who truly cared about me as person first and was always there to help me.

Thanks for you everything you’ve done!

Ryan Dehling
White Bear Lake, MN

Parent Testimonials

I wanted to put down in writing what I have been telling goalie parents since my son Zach starting training with Larry, that if I knew the results Larry gets? I would have had my son training with Larry when I first heard about his program two years ago.

Within one month of Zach working with Larry I noticed improvements in his on-ice performance that continue to this day. Not only has my son’s on-ice performance improved, but his habits away from the rink like nutrition, sleep, recovery, focus, and how he structures his day to be productive on and off the ice.

I am so glad our son started training with Larry! It has been well worth it!

Allen Dosan
Rosemount, MN

The summer pee-wee program was great for our twin boys. With a busy summer playing other sports and being involved in other activities, their favorite one was Larry’s training program.

My wife and I really like Larry’s philosophy of developing an athlete first. Throughout the summer we saw their performance improve on the ice and in the other sports they play. We were so happy to see them having fun and developing in all their sports and activities without having to take them to serval training programs.

Larry has instilled a sense of confidence and responsibility in them that has helped them grow up as young men. We are so grateful to have our boys working with Larry. They are so excited for next summer’s program!

Chris Parrington
Chaska, MN

As a goalie mom with a very passionate son in the crease. I’m always looking for positive ways to help my son improve on the ice. When his goalie coach approached us with the opportunity to train with Larry for the summer, we jumped on it. Form the first day my son has loved working with Larry and I’ve seen a huge improvement on the ice.

Larry’s training programs are amazing, and his ability to help me as a goalie parent navigate through the crazy world of hockey has been awesome. Anytime we’ve had a question Larry has given us great advice or connected us with other good hockey resources.

I would recommend Larry to any goalie parent who is looking to give their child an edge on the ice!

Julie Mahoney
Inver Grove Heights, MN

My son Parker attended the Optimal Goalie pee-wee program this past summer. Of all the camps he attended, including his on-ice training Larry’s was his favorite. He loves working with Larry and was always excited to go, and disappointed when he had to miss a session.

By the end of the summer, I could see improvements in Parkers agility, hand eye coordination, and his confidence. This was such a great experience for Parker that he is already asking to train with Larry next summer.

I would highly recommend Optimal Goalie to anyone looking to round out their goalies training!

Rachel Seeley
Eagan, MN