Through his vast experience, Joe Bertagna has observed that young goaltenders play the position by "reacting", intermediate goaltenders "anticipate", then react, and the advanced goaltender has developed the ability of influencing play through the development of an established "method." The Advanced Goaltender takes you through a methodical process of helping you, the coach, become the catalyst for taking your goaltender beyond reacting to learn and establish a method. Bertagna takes you through game-like situational variations of: odd-man coming into the zone, plays down low, puck behind the net, leaving the net and handling the puck, and breakaways. In each demonstrated situation, Bertagna details what the goalie should see and how the goalie should react and shares the components of how to develop these situations into a method. Bertagna delivers the essence of developing today's goaltender through knowledge, anticipation, decision-making, execution, and having a method.
27 minutes. 2002.