The Goalie Guild offers a collection of motivational books on goaltending and the mental game.
Three of the books are part of a series called The Power Within. Co-authored by Justin Goldman and former Dallas Stars goalie coach Mike Valley, this trilogy brings a holistic and human-centered approach to goalie development.
NOTE: All of the books below are currently available on Amazon.
The Power Within - 2013
The first book in the trilogy was published in January of 2013. It introduced the Three Pillars of Elite Goaltending concept and included interviews with NHL goalies and goalie coaches. It featured Pekka Rinne, Niklas Backstrom, Marty Turco, Tomas Vokoun, Brian Elliott, Richard Bachman, and Chris Mason. It also includes interviews with two goalie coaches, Mitch Korn and Erik Granqvist.
Embracing The Grind - 2017
The second book in the trilogy was published in January of 2017. It continued to build on the Three Pillars of Elite Goaltending concept and included a more serious look at the pressures of playing the position at the highest levels. It featured Ben Bishop, Freddy Brathwaite, Scott Darling, Jhonas Enroth, Johan Hedberg, Jimmy Howard, Mitch Korn, Drew MacIntyre, Curtis McElhinney, Evgeni Nabokov, and Jordan Sigalet.
The Power Within II - 2021
Through another collection of candid conversations with masters of the goaltending position, this book is a perfect guide and companion for anyone on the path to puck-stopping greatness. Each chapter is full of wisdom and insights from NHL and Olympic goalies on the mental game, as well as personal stories and valuable life lessons that will elevate your thinking and help take your game to new heights. The book is dedicated to Michel Goldman, who tragically passed away shortly before the book was published.
Between Two Worlds - 2015
Justin's coaching manifesto was the result of a four-month summer journey to Finland, Canada, and throughout the United States in order to discover new realms of hockey goalie development. Traveling over 24,000 miles and scouting more than 250 goalies from May until September of 2014, Goldman was exposed to a plethora of different coaching methods, training environments, and tactical puck-stopping strategies. Interviews include Jukka Ropponen, Hannu Nykvist, Thomas Magnusson, Mitch Korn, Corey Hirsch, Jack Hartigan, Eli Wilson, and many more.
The Hero In You - 2019
After spending more than a year studying under a Shaolin temple descendant and inspirational leader named Herman Siu, both Mike Valley and Justin Goldman realized they had discovered a beautiful new formula for better living. Sharing Herman's formula and wisdom - along with a new global movement called Every Drop Counts - is the focal point of this book.
A free copy of the book is provided below.