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Re: Goalie Development

You see the biggest jump in a goalies skill, when a pretty good defensman or a forward makes the jump to playing goalie after 12/13

I feel so bad, I mean really bad, for kids that have been dedicated goalies since mites, and at 11/12 it is so apparent that they cant cut it as a goalie and more importantly realize that they do not want to be on the ice because it is no longer enjoyable

The kids who started playing goalie young to avoid skating around and all the "hard" edge work, can scrape by until about 12, then the lack of skating ability and movement is exposed quickly