GHP 043: Goal Setting & Evaluating Your Performance w/ RBC Cup Champion Coach Matt Wong

GHP 043: Goal Setting & Evaluating Your Performance w/ RBC Cup Champion Coach Matt Wong

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In this week’s episode we are joined by 3 time AJHL champion, western canada cup champion, and RBC cup national champion, former Brooks Bandits goaltending coach, and current WHL goalie coach for the Medicine hat tigers, Coach Matt Wong.

We dive deep into Coaching philosophy and the major areas of focus with Goaltenders. Most important common underlying theme or skill amongst tier 2 junior goaltenders that helps them transition smoothly. Getting more exposure to get on people’s radar and have an opportunity to make the junior team. Most important skill to develop to become a champion goaltender. Managing stress and staying focused and lastly RAPID FIRE! – Wide or neutral stance; Placement of hands; Active or calm hands; Straight or curved T pushes.

Show Highlights

  • Coaching philosophy and the major areas of focus with Goaltenders.
  • Area in which highest struggles faced while transitioning from Minor Hockey to Junior Hockey.
  • Advice to younger self before starting off with Junior hockey.
  • Typical struggles faced by goalies from minor hockey while transitioning to tier 2 junior hockey.
  • Most important common underlying theme or skill amongst tier 2 junior goaltenders that helps them transition smoothly.
  • One skill that goalies need to work on to garner more success in junior hockey.
  • Drills to develop that skill which is coached to goaltenders.
  • Getting more exposure to get on people’s radar and have an opportunity to make the junior team.
  • Most special season with the club and the secret contribution behind the success.
  • Weekly routines with goaltenders that was done consistently through the year.
  • Advice to goaltenders to overcome game-time anxiety.
  • Managing stress and staying focused.
  • Advice to goalies looking to chase championships.
  • Most important skill to develop to become a champion goaltender.
  • Struggles faced by goalies making the shift from minor hockey or tier 2 junior hockey to major junior level.
  • Underlying theme or characteristics of those goalies that allows them to be successful.
  • Setting expectations amongst younger goalies and getting more exposure to play at major junior level.
  • RAPID FIRE! – Wide or neutral stance; Placement of hands; Active or calm hands; Straight or curved T pushes.
  • Biggest hack that allows goaltenders to find an edge on the ice as technique, drill, or exercise.

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