Since I'm posting for newer players who might not know me, a little about myself.
I first signed up for Season 6 as a skater and was drafted to the Tarsonis City Wildcats for probe league. I switched to goalie mid-season out of necessity but also because I gravitated towards the role when I briefly played zealot hockey ~2 years ago. Since then, I've been coached by all kinds of players, ranging from PROtoss, a veteran goalie from the early days of ZHL, to NoVa, a defenseman, to ResSlayer, the goalie voted best in the league for Season 6. Thanks in part to them, I was fortunate enough to be drafted in the fourth round for Season 7 and ended up winning the season with the Zerus Redlings. My point is, I've learned countless lessons from all the people I've played with and the experience I've garnered in hundreds of hours of playing this game. My hope is that these make me knowledgeable enough to help you improve your goal tending.
I'm offering to coach individuals one-on-one, for the better part of an hour or so, about goalie techniques - whether its fundamentals like positioning and blocking snipes, to more advanced techniques like reading your defense and abusing meta. I also strongly recommend that you read ResSlayer's Goalie Bible in it's entirety before reaching out to me for coaching. While I won't turn you away if you haven't, it will not only make it easier for me to communicate advice to you, but also teach you a lot about goal tending in its own right. Two birds with one stone!
Nice things to have when being coached:
- Teamspeak or Skype and a mic
Something to take notes with (I might give you a LOT of info so having notes helps to keep you from getting overwhelmed or forgetting things)
An open and calm mindset
Finally, I will be putting together YouTube playlists (or collections of twitch VoDs) of what I consider good goalies to learn from. Watching videos of other goalies was a large part of my improvement process and something I encourage anybody serious about getting better to do! I'll be putting up these playlists as my time permits in a separate thread.
P.S. Sign up for Season 8!!!