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There are many "tidbits" & "tips" that get passed on to goaltenders prior to or during tryouts - from parents to coaches to well meaning friends.

Most revolve around the technical elements or aspects of the goaltender's game. For example, "you need to make sure your hands are active or you need to make sure you get out & stop wide rims, etc". Hopefully, these are just reminders of things you are already doing well.

Because, with all the stress that accompanies tryouts for the majority of goaltenders, an attempt to modify or change an element of one's game, at that point will only lead to confusion, undesirable actions & negative results.

I suggest that at tryout time one needs to concentrate on these 3 things above everything else:

  1. - to remain completely focused always on the task at hand (making the cut). That is the priority. Everything else is just a distraction.
  2. - to maintain a calm, controlled body & a calm mind (never panic or concern yourself with what others do or what you believe others think - you are probably wrong)
  3. - don't try to be something you are not (at this point, your game is what it is; if it is good enough, it will get you where you want to be, if not, it won't - preparation time started long before tryout)




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