Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds : Discovering New Realms of Goalie Development

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Justin Goldman, founder of The Goalie Guild and a regional goalie scout for USA Hockey, embarked on a four-month summer journey to Finland, Canada, and throughout the United States in order to discover new realms of hockey goalie development. Traveling over 24,000 miles and scouting more than 250 goalies from May until September of 2014, Goldman was exposed to a plethora of different coaching methods, training environments, and tactical puck-stopping strategies. He had originally planned to write an in-depth comparative analysis of playing styles between North American and Finnish goalies, but as his exhausting summer journey continued, Goldman realized his research was opening the doors for something much bigger. Loaded with science, research, personal experiences, and numerous interviews with some of the world's finest goalie coaches, "Between Two Worlds" provides goalie enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds with a variety of unique perspectives on the current state of goalie development. It also brings you inside Goldman's mind as he attempts to create a solution to one of the biggest problems currently facing goalie development in the United States - a lack of a goalie coaching certification program. Interviews in "Between Two Worlds" include the following: Jukka Ropponen (Founder of GoaliePro and one of Finland's most tenured goalie coaches), Hannu Nykvist (Director of Goalie Development for the Finnish Hockey Federation), Thomas Magnusson (Director of Goalie Development for the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation), Mitch Korn (Goalie Coach for the Washington Capitals), Corey Hirsch (Hockey Canada Goaltending Advisory Board), Jack Hartigan (Founder of FinnGoalie), Eli Wilson (Founder of Eli Wilson Goaltending), and many more.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 581 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 31mm | 699g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507779801
  • 9781507779804

About Justin Goldman

Justin Goldman is the founder of The Goalie Guild, a consulting organization dedicated to the growth and evolution of the goaltending position. Since 2009, he has been at the forefront of pro goalie research and development through a variety of roles, including most recently as a pro scout and mentor for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (NTDP). Beyond scouting for USA Hockey, Goldman wrote articles on a weekly basis for NHL.com for more than four years through his "In the Cage" column. He has also appeared on hundreds of different radio shows throughout North America in order to provide insights on NHL goalies and the goaltending position. Goldman is also the co-author of the popular hockey book, "The Power Within: Discovering the Path to Elite Goaltending" alongside Mike Valley, the goalie coach for the Dallas Stars. With over 20,000 followers on Twitter and hundreds of pro, collegiate, and junior clients, Goldman brings his unique research and creative observations to the hockey community on a daily basis. Born and raised on a horse ranch in Texas, Goldman's non-traditional hockey background transformed him into a life-long student of the position. His passion for playing the game and understanding different aspects of goalie development has opened doors for him to learn from, and work with, some of the top goalies and goalie coaches in the world. He continues to live out his mission of sharing those learning experiences with anyone willing to listen.show more

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