i wanna start ice hockey this summer, but i decided to start practicing now. how long do you think it will take for me to learn ice hockey goalie?
i have 5-6 months, do you think thats enough to be a decent goalie?
It’s almost impossible to offer a definitive answer to your question. Ice hockey goalie is arguably the most difficult position in sports. It requires excellent balance, lightning quick reaction times and excellent hand eye coordination. In general, it’s possible to become an average recreational goalie in that amount of time given lots of practice, but it’s highly dependent upon the athleticism of an individual. I’ve seen guys take up the position and play very well in 6 months to a year and I’ve seen others take up the position and still look uncomfortable after several years. So, the bottom line is that there are two major factors to consider. First is your innate athleticism and second is your willingness to work. If you’re pretty athletic, willing to spend five hours on the ice weekly and more off the ice honing your skills, you have a shot at being a fair recreational level goalie. However, if you’re looking to become a competitive youth team goalie, you’re going to be hard pressed to make a team in that short amount of time.
The first time you stop a puck from crossing the goal line you are a goalie.Now for the hard part.Stop all the pucks from going over.You have enough time to get to be a decent goalie if you learn about cutting down angles when you are playing the puck or the skater.You likely will not be the best you want to be right at the start but then again what fun would that be?Get together with your defence men. Understand what they are going to do in certain situations like two on ones.The defence man is supposed to make sure the forward with the puck cannot pass it and is forced to shoot it When it works like it should it could turn into a hilite reel moment on T.S.N. the more you play,the better you will become. Even N.H.L.goalies can get better with practice so if you don’t think your good enough don’t quit,put in a little more communication during practices.This is what makes a great goalie from a wanna be great.
A year or two. It took me a year of playing and 2 Goalie Academy hockey camps to get good, now I play AAA hockey. If you work really hard on your basic skills, such as skating, reaction saves, blocking saves, lateral movement, stick saves, etc. then you should be ok. Depends on how good you want to be though. Try attending a hockey camp if you’re serious. They will kick your *** with training at the weekend camps, but it’s all worth it.
If you practice hard enough and trained by the right person (get a coach) you can most definitely become a decent goalie in that amount of time.
I’ve been a goalie in the LHJMQ, I’ve started when I was 4 years old… Being a good goalie is in you… you got it or you don’t… skills come with years of experience…
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