GHP 062: How to Create An Edge In Your Game w/ Matt Millar

GHP 062: How to Create An Edge In Your Game w/ Matt Millar

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode of the goalie hacks podcast, and today on the show i have another stellar guest lined up, long time coach at the next level who’s experienced tons of success, and that’s the goaltending coach for the Ontario Reign in the American Hockey League, Matt Millar.

We dive into Coaching Philosophy, major areas of focus with Goaltenders and the reason for believing in the concepts. Most important things typically looked for in Goaltenders that will help them make the smooth transition to the next level. Advice to Goalies looking to play in the national program in USHL and maybe NHL to stand out more to scouts and coaches. One crucial thing to be worked upon by Goalies at an early age to prepare them for Tier 1 Junior. Advice to Goalies looking to win accolades, become more successful and get closer to becoming a champion Goaltender. Areas where Goalies typically struggle the most at the AHL level.

Show Highlights

  • Dive into Coaching Philosophy, major areas of focus with Goaltenders and the reason for believing in the concepts.
  • The reasons behind the importance of these concepts.
  • Most important things typically looked for in Goaltenders that will help them make the smooth transition to the next level.
  • Two important considerations while trying to select Goaltenders for the national program.
  • Advice to Goalies looking to play in the national program in USHL and maybe NHL to stand out more to scouts and coaches.
  • Areas where Goalies struggle the most while trying to transition to the USHL level.
  • One crucial thing to be worked upon by Goalies at an early age to prepare them for Tier 1 Junior.
  • Look back on how the year 2015-16 fared for Matt and his Goalies.
  • Advice to Goalies looking to win accolades, become more successful and get closer to becoming a champion Goaltender.
  • Advice to Goalies to help manage stress and anxiety during games at the next level.
  • Areas where Goalies typically struggle the most at the AHL level.
  • Most important underlying characteristic young kids need to develop the most throughout their careers to prepare them for challenges at the highest levels of Pro Hockey.
  • Jump into the weekly routines of Goaltenders and the mindset and goal while stepping on the ice every time.
  • Biggest hack implemented with Goalies that helps them excel and find success and transition to the next level easily.

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