GHP 072: Inside the USNDTP & First Impressions of D1 w/ Drew Commesso from Boston University

GHP 072: Inside the USNDTP & First Impressions of D1 w/ Drew Commesso from Boston University

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to the goalie hacks podcast, I’m excited to be joined today by another top US active college goaltender, recently winning a medal in the IIHF tournament over in Latvia in the World Championships, and coming off a stellar rookie season with Boston University, and that goaltender is Drew Commesso.

We discuss about three to four main pillars that the game is based upon and their Importance. Most important skill that young kids should be developing to make a smooth transition to the next level. Major learnings and takeaways from US NDTP that aided in having a successful career. Necessary adjustments that are to be made in preparation to NHL. Routine followed after scoring – accepting, figuring out mistakes and moving on. Two biggest hacks on and off ice that helps get an edge over competition and stay ahead.

Show Highlights

  • Three to four main pillars that the game is based upon and their Importance.
  • Drills to develop these pillars & advice to kids looking to implement them.
  • Most important skill that young kids should be developing to make a smooth transition to the next level.
  • Surprises and struggles faced while moving from AAA to Prep Hockey.
  • Hardest part about transitioning to the next level and overcoming it.
  • Major learnings and takeaways from US NDTP that aided in having a successful career.
  • Advice to younger self before making the jump to NDTP.
  • First impressions of the D1 Hockey and surprises in college debut as a true freshman.
  • Biggest adjustment made personally to compete at that level.
  • Advice to kids looking to make the transition to Division 1 Hockey.
  • Necessary adjustments that are to be made in preparation to NHL.
  • Big misconception among Amateur Goaltenders and minor league parents that needs more clarity.
  • Dive into gameday routine starting from the night before.
  • Mental routine followed to avoid gametime and performance anxiety.
  • Anchor techniques used to stay focused and avoid distractions.
  • Routine followed after scoring – accepting, figuring out mistakes and moving on.
  • Two biggest hacks on and off ice that helps get an edge over competition and stay ahead.
  • Biggest adversity faced in career and overcoming it.

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