GHP 081: The Keys To Developing Consistency w/ NHL Coaching Veteran Jon Elkin from Jon Elkin Goalie Schools

GHP 081: The Keys To Developing Consistency w/ NHL Coaching Veteran Jon Elkin from Jon Elkin Goalie Schools

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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 today, long time Goaltending Coach at the next level now turned NHL and AHL coaching veteran, and that man is Jon Elkin.

We dive briefly into some of the challenges a lot of Goalies are facing due to Covid, and maybe a few pointers that might help them overcome those challenges. Most important skills that kids should start learning at a young age that will set them up for success along their journey to the NHL. The common underlying characteristics that kids should possess that will help them be successful so early. Areas of struggle for the Goalies who are typically trying to make the jump to the American league from either college or juniors. The surprises that awaits Goaltenders who may have had success early in their careers or at levels before the NHL. Advice to Goalies looking to win championships, personal accolades or stand out in the league they are playing in.

 

Show Highlights

  • Dive briefly into some of the challenges a lot of Goalies are facing due to Covid, and maybe a few pointers that might help them overcome those challenges.
  • Three or four pillars that surround the Goaltending and playing philosophy.
  • Discuss about Minor Hockey and younger kids looking to make the jump to the next level.
  • Most important skills that kids should start learning at a young age that will set them up for success along their journey to the NHL.
  • The big misconception among parents of Minor Hockey Goalies about making the jump to the next level.
  • Areas of struggle for kids when trying to make the transition to Junior Hockey from Minor Hockey.
  • The common underlying characteristics that kids should possess that will help them be successful so early.
  • Advice to Kids looking to make the jump to junior level that will help them be ready for the challenges of Junior Hockey when they get there.
  • Areas of struggle for the Goalies who are typically trying to make the jump to the American league from either college or juniors.
  • Common underlying characteristics that will allow Goalies to transition smoothly to Pro Hockey and find success sooner.
  • Typical characteristics in young Goalies that will help them transition well to the AHL and NHL level in any organization.
  • The characteristic of the NHL that separates the league and its Goaltenders as the best in the world.
  • The surprises that awaits Goaltenders who may have had success early in their careers or at levels before the NHL.
  • Couple of characters that Goalies should inculcate that typically find a way to have success at that level, and stick around in the league and have long careers.
  • Advice for kids aspiring to play in the NHL one day that might make the road to the NHL much clearer, and help them get closer to that goal over their careers.
  • An opinion of what separates career winning Goaltender from everyone else.
  • Advice to Goalies looking to win championships, personal accolades or stand out in the league they are playing in.
  • Some of the new trends that emerge at the NHL and AHL in terms of where the position of goaltending and general goaltending philosophy is heading.
  • A few drills or exercises goalies can do at home to help them start developing these skills.
  • Best two hacks – either on or off ice that helps goalies find success much quicker.

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