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Mike Santaguida from the Goalie Hacks Blog reveals all of the elite goaltending hacks, tips, and strategies to help you shave your learning curve, and become an elite goaltender faster. Discover how to harness your strengths, stand out in a crowded world, and unlock the keys you’ve been missing to grow mentally and physically, both on and off the ice, to get you to the next level. Mike Santaguida has been playing hockey for over 20+ years, winning several championships, tons of accolades, and has played at the highest levels his entire career, including a few years bouncing around professional leagues now. Self proclaimed “crash test dummy of the goalie world”, you’ll learn about recruiting, on ice training, off ice training, routines, best practices, utilizing the power of your brain, proper preparation, supplements and nutrition, and how to become an elite goaltender as quickly as possible so you can have fun and avoid burning out.This channel is a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Mike you’re not going to want to miss. Press subscribe, and get ready to catapult your career.

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Mike Santaguida from the Goalie Hacks Blog reveals all of the elite goaltending hacks, tips, and strategies to help you shave your learning curve, and become an elite goaltender faster. Discover how to harness your strengths, stand out in a crowded world, and unlock the keys you’ve been missing to grow mentally and physically, both on and off the ice, to get you to the next level. Mike Santaguida has been playing hockey for over 20+ years, winning several championships, tons of accolades, and has played at the highest levels his entire career, including a few years bouncing around professional leagues now. Self proclaimed “crash test dummy of the goalie world”, you’ll learn about recruiting, on ice training, off ice training, routines, best practices, utilizing the power of your brain, proper preparation, supplements and nutrition, and how to become an elite goaltender as quickly as possible so you can have fun and avoid burning out.This channel is a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Mike you’re not going to want to miss. Press subscribe, and get ready to catapult your career.

    GHP 062: How To Create An Edge In Your Game w/ Ontario Reign Goalie Coach Matt Millar

    GHP 062: How To Create An Edge In Your Game w/ Ontario Reign Goalie Coach Matt Millar

    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, long time coach at the next level who’s experienced tons of success, and that’s the goaltending coach for the Ontario Reign in the American Hockey League, Matt Millar.

    We dive into Coaching Philosophy, major areas of focus with Goaltenders and the reason for believing in the concepts. Most important things typically looked for in Goaltenders that will help them make the smooth transition to the next level. Advice to Goalies looking to play in the national program in USHL and maybe NHL to stand out more to scouts and coaches. One crucial thing to be worked upon by Goalies at an early age to prepare them for Tier 1 Junior. Advice to Goalies looking to win accolades, become more successful and get closer to becoming a champion Goaltender. Areas where Goalies typically struggle the most at the AHL level.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    GHP 061: How Depth Control Can Transform Your Game w/ Kurtis Mucha From The Edmonton Oil Kings

    GHP 061: How Depth Control Can Transform Your Game w/ Kurtis Mucha From The Edmonton Oil Kings

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the goalie hacks podcast, I’m super excited to be joined today by another incredible goalie mind, former WHL and CIS standout goaltender, now turned WHL & AJHL coaching veteran in Western Canada, Kurtis Mucha.

    We chat about struggles while making the transition to Junior level at a young age. Biggest thing learned during Major Junior level that allowed excellence at the CIS level. Adversities faced, persevering, and winning the CIS University National Championship. Managing game-time stress and anxiety during championship games and playoffs. Three to four pillars of coaching and playing philosophy and its importance. Typical struggles of Goalies when they are trying to transition to tier 2 or Major Junior levels.

    Click here for full show notes: https://goaliehacks.com/ghp-061-how-depth-control-can-transform-your-game-w-kurtis-mucha-from-the-edmonton-oil-kings/

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    • 39 min
    GHP 060: How To Frame Your Net w/ Hunter Jones From The Minnesota Wild

    GHP 060: How To Frame Your Net w/ Hunter Jones From The Minnesota Wild

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Goalie Hacks podcast, I’m excited to be joined today by another active professional Goaltender, current IOWA wild starter in the AHL, Hunter Jones.

    We chat about main 3 to 4 pillars that the game should build around and the importance of them. Most important skill that kids should be developing at a young age that will help them transition to the next level. Biggest changes made since making pro that are necessary adjustments to be ready for NHL. Mental routine followed during a game to avoid game-time and performance anxiety. Routine after scoring to accept, figure out the mistakes and move on physically and mentally. Biggest adversity faced in career and overcoming the same.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    GHP 059: Learning How To Smile w/ Beck Warm From The Carolina Hurricanes

    GHP 059: Learning How To Smile w/ Beck Warm From The Carolina Hurricanes

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Goalie Hacks podcast, I’m super excited to be joined today by another active professional goaltender, current NHL and AHL Goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes, Beck Warm.

    We chat about main pillars that the game is built around and their importance. Most important skill children should develop while playing minor hockey that will help them to transition better to the next level. Key skill kids should work upon to make a smooth transition to Junior Hockey and face challenges at that level. Differences between AHL and NHL that sticks out. Two biggest hacks for on and off ice drill that helps get an edge over the competition and stay ahead of everyone. Biggest adversity faced in Beck ‘s career and overcoming the same.

    Click here for full show notes: https://goaliehacks.com/ghp-059-how-to-transition-easier-to-the-nhl-w-beck-warm-from-the-carolinas-hurricanes/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    GHP 058: Unraveling & Developing Your Process w/ Brian Eklund from the Binghamton Devils

    GHP 058: Unraveling & Developing Your Process w/ Brian Eklund from the Binghamton Devils

    Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode of the Goalie Hacks podcast, and today on the show we have another stellar guest lined up today, former NCAA D1 and Professional athlete, and long time D1 coaching veteran now turned AHL development coach for the Binghamton Devils, Brian Eklund.

    We chat about coaching philosophy and major areas of focus with Goaltenders and the reason for believing in these concepts. Biggest takeaway from College Hockey career. Areas where goalies typically struggle the most while transitioning from minor hockey or juniors to college hockey. Struggles faced by young Goalies looking to make the jump to Pro Hockey. Biggest hack implemented that helps Goalies excel and find success and transition to the next level easily.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    GHP 057: How To Win The Day & Win In Your Career w/ +20 Yr Goalie Coaching Veteran Shane Clifford

    GHP 057: How To Win The Day & Win In Your Career w/ +20 Yr Goalie Coaching Veteran Shane Clifford

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Goalie Hacks podcast, and joining today is an incredible guest who’s spent close to the last 20 years coaching and playing at the next level all over North America, and that gentleman is, Shane Clifford.

    We chat about areas where kids struggle with the most while making the transition to Major Junior or tier 2 Junior levels across North America. Things Goalies and parents should be doing off season to find a good opportunity to try-out and have a chance to make squad. Most important characteristics that NHL Goaltenders possess that allows them to be more successful. Highlight a few Goaltenders that are elite and the characteristic that sets them apart. Two hacks that has helped goaltenders stay ahead of the competition, get an edge in their training on or off ice and helped them find success and the most exciting part: RAPID FIRE ROUND.

    Click here for full show notes: https://goaliehacks.com/ghp-057-how-to-win-the-day-win-in-your-career-w-20-yr-goalie-coaching-veteran-shane-clifford/

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