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Characteristics of an effective puck-handling goaltender

Characteristics of an effective puck-handling goaltender


There are five main components that make an effective puck-handling goaltender. As a goaltender, you must be able to do the following:

Think and move your feet at the same time.

In many instances, you will come out to play the puck. You will scan the ice and decide on your best option. Being able to combine hard focus, soft focus, and decision making, all while moving your feet, can be a challenge. An inefficient puck-handling goaltender freezes his feet when making a play to move the puck up ...

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Defend against common plays off the opposition rush

Defend against common plays off the opposition rush


There are so many variations of offensive attacks that you need to be prepared for. The opposition attack is nonstatic. The players are coming at you, and you need to prepare yourself as the play develops in front of you. You need to have laser-like focus on the play coming off the rush and be prepared to defend it. Following, we discuss the most common plays that occur off the opposition rush and some techniques on how to defend them.


One-on-One

In a one-on-one situation, the opposing forward ...

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Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform


Health care costs, which have skyrocketed over the past decade, underlie many of the decisions made by companies about their worksite health programs. As a result, these costs may affect the types of job opportunities you will have when you begin your career.


The total cost of health care in the United States is considerably higher than it is in other industrialized nations; in fact, it is unsustainable. In a publication titled Health Care Costs: A Primer, the Kaiser Family Foundation (2012) ...

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How Can I Assess My Body Composition?

How Can I Assess My Body Composition?


Body fat is one important component of body composition. Ideally, people shouldn’t have too much or too little body fat. The goal is to be in the healthy fitness zone for your level of body fat. The best methods of assessing a person’s body fat level involve the use of X-ray machines and special water measurement tanks. These tests are expensive and can’t be used quickly, so they aren’t practical for general school classes. There are several methods of assessment that are ...

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Physical Activity as a Signature of Humanity

Physical Activity as a Signature of Humanity


Although it is tempting to think of physical activity experience as being inferior to mental activity, such a limited view does not do justice to this important and far-reaching concept or to the integrated nature of the human mind and body. Physical activity draws on aspects of humanity that help define us as the highest order of living creatures on earth. Without this connection, physical activity experience could not work its marvelous effects. Let’s explore how physical activity helps ...

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Physical Activity: The Focus of Kinesiology

Physical Activity: The Focus of Kinesiology


In your college courses, you may have noticed that disciplines are not all learned or studied in the same way. Art, for example, may be studied through reading, writing, and experimentation with studio projects. People learn history, literature, and philosophy largely through reading, writing, memorization, and discussion. The same activities are important when learning chemistry and biology, but these disciplines also involve active participation in laboratory exercises.


People learn ...

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Strategies for coaching goaltenders effectively

Strategies for coaching goaltenders effectively


The Head Coach


As stated earlier, some head coaches build relationships with their goaltenders, whereas others communicate to their goaltenders through the goalie coach. Eli Wilson believes that a positive relationship between the goaltenders and all the coaches on the team will result in better production from the goaltenders. Whichever style the head coach believes in, the following principles should apply.


Be Positive With Your Goaltenders

It is essential that you stay positive with the ...

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Using the tall stance and the low stance in play

Using the tall stance and the low stance in play


The Tall Stance


The tall stance (figure 2.3) is used when the play does not pose an immediate threat. The goaltender stays in a more upright position than in the regular stance. The idea behind this stance is that you can conserve energy and at the same time have a greater field of vision. There are several instances when the tall stance is optimal:

  • When you first leave the goal line to meet a rush, or when the puck is close to the walls or at the blue line so there is no immediate danger of
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What Are Coaching and Sport Instruction?

What Are Coaching and Sport Instruction?


Coaching and sport instruction have a long and storied tradition, extending back as far as the ancient Greeks and Romans. We know, for example, that coaches were hired by early Greek municipalities, and supervised by public officials called gymnasiarchs, for the job of teaching young people how to compete in various forms of athletics. Although held in high esteem, these coaches could be demanding taskmasters. One notable Greek vase depicts a trainer (or coach) flogging two pankratiasts(athletes ...

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What Is Physical Activity?

What Is Physical Activity?


Physical activity occurs when your muscles contract to make your body move. The national physical activity guidelines for teens recommend at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of physical activity each day of the week. The guidelines recommend that teens perform a variety of activities. There are five basic types of physical activity from which you can choose to meet the national activity recommendation for youth. In this book the Physical Activity Pyramid for Teens is used to illustrate ...

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Digital Initiatives help lower students’ textbook costs


Digital initiatives (DI) are programs in which colleges and universities provide students access to textbooks and other course materials online through the school’s learning management system (LMS). The school purchases the instructional materials at greatly discounted rates, and the cost to students is included in their student fees. This enables students to pay substantially less compared to the cost of purchasing the textbooks and course materials themselves.

Students may opt not to ...

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