GHP 071: How To Build Winning Details w/ Former College + Pro Standout Matt Zaba from MHH

GHP 071: How To Build Winning Details w/ Former College + Pro Standout Matt Zaba from MHH

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Goalie Hacks podcast, I’m super excited to be joined today by another former incredible goaltender turned coach at the next level now, and that gentleman is Matt Zaba.

We discuss about contribution to personal success which aided in winning Goalie of the year and MVP of interior division in BCHL. Biggest transition or adjustment made in terms of growth and development that prepared for challenges of Pro Hockey. Details on debuting in NHL and the surprises one can expect after getting there. Mentality while approaching a challenge and tackling that every year to be a top contender for the Goalie of the year award. Coaching Goalie of the year award winners and how they stand apart from others. Demystifying the biggest misconceptions amongst minor hockey Goalies, coaches, and parents about getting to the next level.

Show Highlights

  • Hardest part about transitioning to Junior Hockey and the initial areas of struggle.
  • Contribution to personal success which aided in winning Goalie of the year and MVP of interior division in BCHL.
  • Most important skill that kids can start developing to be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.
  • Areas of struggle while transitioning to Division 1 hockey.
  • Biggest transition or adjustment made in terms of growth and development that prepared for challenges of Pro Hockey.
  • Most valuable skills that Goalies need to be working on that is transferrable to Pro Hockey.
  • Details on debuting in NHL and the surprises one can expect after getting there.
  • Mentality while approaching a challenge and tackling that every year to be a top contender for the Goalie of the year award.
  • Advice to younger Goaltenders which will help them reach the goal of becoming champions.
  • Biggest adversity faced in the career and overcoming it.
  • Specific 3 or 4 pillars that the Goaltending philosophy is based on and their importance.
  • Coaching Goalie of the year award winners and how they stand apart from others.
  • Developing these skills and transferability of these skills to all levels.
  • Demystifying the biggest misconceptions amongst minor hockey Goalies, coaches, and parents about getting to the next level. 

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