Elite Goalies provides world-class instruction and mentorship to goaltenders of all ages. The coaches at Elite Goalies believe first and foremost in the value of effective communication between the athlete and coach. Our low student/instructor ratio creates a dynamic environment propelling students to take their game to the next level. The values of positive attitude, discipline, work ethic and respect gained from our goalie schools and programs help our students unlock their true potential.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Dallas Stars goalie coach Mike Valley and USA Hockey goalie scout and mentor Justin Goldman have co-authored a comprehensive book dedicated to elevating your mental game. Not only will you learn about the concept of the Three Pillars of Elite Goaltending, but you will also get exclusive insights from a handful of NHL goaltenders and goalie coaches on a myriad of mental topics. Whether you’re just learning how to play the position, or you’re moving up the ranks at the high school, junior, college, or pro levels, this book will help you discover your unique path to becoming an elite goalie.
Not only does this book offer enriching insights for goalies of all ages and skill levels, it also takes you deep into the mind of an NHL goaltender. By giving you a rare glimpse of how these elite goalies have overcome different obstacles in their careers, you gain an edge on the competition when it comes to the toughest aspects of playing the position. Combined with special lessons from both authors, this book provides you with an opportunity to gain wisdom from true goalie masters. More than two years in the making, The Power Within includes 25 chapters of literature focused on the mental traits of elite goaltending.
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NHL GOALTENDERS: The book includes exclusive and personal interviews with Pekka Rinne, Niklas Backstrom, Marty Turco, Tomas Vokoun, Brian Elliott, Richard Bachman, and Chris Mason. It also includes interviews with two master goalie coaches,Mitch Korn (Nashville Predators) and Erik Granqvist (Farjestad – Swedish Hockey League). A special thanks to all 10 elite goaltenders and goalie coaches for their willingness to participate in this book.
TOPICS COVERED: With more than 25 chapters and nearly 200 pages worth of content, you are sure to take away plenty of insights on the process of becoming an elite goaltender. Some of the topics include: Confidence, Discipline, Focus, Trusting the Process, Self-Visualization, Withdrawal, Meditation, Playing in the Moment, Pre-Game Routine, Playing Through Adversity, Balance, Egolessness, and much more!
BOOK TESTIMONIALS: Below are a few testimonials for The Power Within: Discovering the Path to Elite Goaltending:
“So many train on the ice, in the gym, and fuel their bodies, but so few train their mind. When you have the opportunity to meet someone who has what you want at the end of your journey, and they are wiling to open up and share their ideas, experience, and feelings, it’s an opportunity you should never pass up. Having two people like Mike and Justin provide unprecedented access to the minds of some of today’s greatest goaltenders, you know it’s going to be something special. I am looking forward to having all of the goaltenders that we work with gain access to this information. So few work on their minds, so few have access to mentors…now there is no excuse!” -Pasco Valana, Team British Columbia U-18