Stretching is extremely important and should be part of every goalie s pregame routine. There are several exercises to get your muscles loose and relaxed.
1.) Neck Circles: Simply rotate your head in a 360 degree motion.
2.) Spine twist: Lay on your back with one leg flat on the ground, the other bent over it. Put one hand on hips, the other on the ground. Turn your body to the side and turn your head with it. Hold for 10 seconds, and switch sides.
3.) Butterfly: Sit on the ground with your knees bent, feet touching each other. Place your elbows on your knees and grab your feet with both hands. Slowly bend down and try to touch your nose to your feet. Make sure you keep your knees close to the ground. Hold for 10 seconds; do 2 sets of 3 s.