Goaltender Evaluation and Checklist

Goaltender Evaluation and Checklist In order to become, and improve as, a high level goaltender, the goaltender, coach and evaluator must have the ability to identify strengths and weakness in the goaltender’s game. Before any evaluation can begin one must ask what is expected of the goaltender, and by the goaltender, and from their coaches and teammates as well. How the goaltender performs their individual skills and can the goaltender assimilate those skills into the team systems that the coach is trying to implement is always something that must be addressed. This evaluation and checklist is designed to help the goaltender, coach, and evaluator think about the daily requirements needed in order for the goaltender and team to experience success. NOTE: Mind The Net Goaltending would like to remind goaltenders th at Section #1 of this evaluation is based on information that can be observed by outside observers (i.e. coaches, scouts/evaluators) and the goaltender alike. Section 2 is based on information that only the goaltender themself can evaluate. When rankin g oneself it is not critical to worry about whether you score yourself high or not, what you must look for is where your ranking is significantly different from the average. For example if your average ranking is 10 or 11 look for areas that have a score of 7or 8 as an area that needs immediate improvement. Rating System Reflect and answer honestly POOR GOOD EXCELLENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Section #1: Goaltender and Evaluator POSITIONING A strong positional approach can lead to shots missing the net or shots not being taken at all because the shooter has nothing to see. Basic Stance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12