2010 Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending Summer Camp/Reebok Challenge Questions (WEEK III)

Please read the questions below and provide answers via email (elitegoaltending@yahoo.com) before 3.00 pm Friday June 25. Total of 10 points available towards winning the Reebok Challenge unless answers turned in late. If turned in later than 3.00 Friday but before answers are posted, a maximum of 5 points will be awarded. Questions turned in after answers are posted recieve no points.

Question 1 – True or False – In a scientific study from the University of Calgary, elite goalies watch the shooter’s body as the shot is being released.  (1 Point for Correct Answer)

Question 2 – Steve McKichan’s article, “Top Ten Reasons for Goaltending Success” was posted on the blog. Use that article to answer the following two questions.

2a. True or False – McKichan believes as long as you are working harder than any goalie you know, that is working hard enough? (1 Point for correct answer).

2b. True or False – According to the article, the author believe goalies need to practice on both their weaknesses and skills they have already mastered? (1 Point for correct answer)

Question 3 – Sports psychologist Adam Naylor suggests methods for goalies to control energy level. Name two methods to increase and two to decrease energy (2 Points Total for Correct Answers – 0.5 for each method)

Question 4 – Like Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi, “successful goalies constantly have to adjust to the circumstance, but, unless they have the ____________, they will fall short.” (1 Total Point for Correct Answer)

Question 5 – Anxiety is feelings of nervousness, worry and apprehension that is common in goalies. Name one reason you, as a goalie, feel anxiety during (or before) a game. According to a blog article, what two things could you do to control the anxiety? (3 points total with 1 point for reason of personal anxiety and 1 point each for anxiety controls)

Question 6 – In a post on the blog featuring Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood,  it quotes Osgood stating, “”I was always prepared and made sure I was, so, when I got the call I didn’t second guess myself” in reference to his hard work at practices while serving as the team’s back-up. Osgood went on that year to replace Dominik Hasek as the team’s starter in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and lead the team to winning the Cup (2008). In the article featuring Osgood’s quote, it states why so many goalies in the back-up role never become the team’s starting goalie. What is the reason (1 Point for Correct Answer)


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