In my last blog, I wrote how I divide the season into multiple different phases. This blog is about the self-evaluation I do on all my games during these phases.
I do this self-evaluation to analyze my game and make myself better by learning from each and every game and my performances. Unfortunately, I don’t have a goalie coach that is with me every single practice or game, so I have to do it myself. Obviously, it would help me a lot more if I would receive additional feedback, especially because I am very hard on myself.
Anyways, so before the season I created this excel file with 12 sheets.
First up, the game schedule for the entire season, club and national team. Every game, every opponent, location, date and puckdrop (if applicable) is in that sheet. Looking like this:
I do this, so I always have a good overview of where I’m standing within the season, see how far I’ve come and how far I still have to go.
The light grey phases are the club phases, the dark grey were supposed to be national team but did not attend. Light red are the national team tournaments before and after Christmas. The red ones are the season highlights! 🙂
So within the phases, every game gets a box with the most important effort areas:
After every game, I analyze my performance based on these effort areas and comment on them (very very very hard) and would give myself scores based on this:
Normally, a goalie could use this to work on their weaknesses during goalie practices. In my case, I try and get it done mentally by visualizing good rebound control for example.
Here’s an example of a really really bad game that I played (my opinion):
I use this, to work on myself and especially to improve my performance to the next game. This was a terrible game (on purposely removed the opponent and date 🙂 ), and I am brutally honest with myself by writing things like “didn’t even want to play” if that was the attitude that I showed.
My goal is to score above 35 points in every game, so here comes a self-evaluation from a really good game:
I believe this game has been my best game so far this season, but I would never give myself 5 points on something, because I am never satisfied and know that I can do everything better. Once in a while I would give myself a 4 but rather rarely, even on a great day.
So this is pretty much all about my self-evaluation that I do. I received a lot of questions concerning this, so shoot me a message if you have any more questions!