GHP 083: The Next Generation of Goaltending Vision Training w/ North American Leading Vision Specialist Josh Tucker from True Focus Vision

GHP 083: The Next Generation of Goaltending Vision Training w/ North American Leading Vision Specialist Josh Tucker from True Focus Vision

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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, something we haven’t touched on a while but I know everyone will be excited to dive into with an industry leading expert on vision training having worked with dozens of athletes and major league teams from the NHL, NFL, MLB, the Olympics and the list goes on – and that gentleman is Josh Tucker.

We dive briefly into the explanation and importance about the specific vision training philosophy. Dive into each major part of the visual system, and how it affects a Goaltenders performance on the ice.  Specific exercises or activities kids at the Minor Hockey level should be doing in terms of visual preparation and training to help get them ready for the challenges at the Junior level. Best two hacks that Josh teaches or implements with his Goaltenders that typically help them find success much quicker on the ice when they get there. Dive into his method of kitchen sink of vision and eye training for athletes remote training. The biggest misconception about eye training and vision training amongst athletes’ parents and coaches that there needs to be more clarity on going into the next decade.

Show Highlights

  • Dive into some of the challenges a lot of Goalies are facing due to Covid.
  • A brief about his background and his stories.
  • Explanation and importance about the specific vision training philosophy.
  • The difference between doing hand eye drills and deliberately training the entire visual system.
  • Dive into each major part of the visual system, and how it affects a Goaltenders performance on the ice.
  • Evaluation of Goaltenders and the different systems of their vision individually.
  • Break down on the evaluation of different systems using the base testing and evaluation methods.
  • The differences one can see after his method of training.
  • Advice to kids looking to make the jump to Junior A level from Minor Hockey and be prepared when they get there.
  • Specific exercises or activities kids at the Minor Hockey level should be doing in terms of visual preparation and training to help get them ready for the challenges at the Junior level.
  • Major struggles that Goaltenders face initially and that aha moment take place in their mind during the evaluation or the initial phases of training with them.
  • Discussion on the issues that students face in the classroom, school and getting the education that may damper in having a positive experience during their time in school.
  • Things that kids should implement to improve their reading skills.
  • The biggest misconception about eye training and vision training amongst athletes’ parents and coaches that there needs to be more clarity on going into the next decade.
  • Best two hacks that Josh teaches or implements with his Goaltenders that typically help them find success much quicker on the ice when they get there.
  • Dive into his method of kitchen sink of vision and eye training for athletes remote training.

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