The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Goaltending Development Program will consist of a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each goalie. Director of Goaltending for the Academy of Hockey, Martin Biron, will lead a group of 18 players through on nine sessions with an emphasis on the Technical, Physical and Mental aspects of goaltending.
Technical – detailed footwork, in-crease positioning to make easier saves, control and tracking rebounds, as well as balance and reaction in game situations including screens and deflections; Physical – IMPACT training sessions emphasis on core strength, balance, agility, and explosive movements in addition to a total body evaluation by IMPACT Sports Performance including a complete physical evaluation to review any imbalances, predispositions to injury, joint alignment, and more.
Mental – Special goalie handbook to be utilized for pre-game preparation and post-game analysis, detailed video sessions with a concentration of game situations to reinforce on-ice instruction especially with puck awareness and efficiency of movements.
The Goaltending Development program is open to a range of birth years from 2005 – 1996, and the participant must be a travel or high school level player. The cost for each participant is $499.
– Limit of 9 goalies (2005-2002); and 9 goalies (2001-1996)
– 3:1 Player to Coach ratio
– Thursday On Ice Session 4:00pm – 5:00pm
– Thursday IMPACT Session 5:15pm – 6:00pm
– Thursday Video Session 6:15pm – 6:45pm
Select one of two groups:
2014 – November 6, 20; December 11 || 2015 – January 8, 22; February 5, 19; March 5, 26
2014 – November 13; December 4,18 || 2015 – January 15, 29; February 12, 26; March 19, April 2
The Academy of Hockey’s in-season Squirt Development Sessions focus on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each player.
Goaltender Training (1999 – 2002)
The Academy of Hockey’s Goaltending Sessions will focus on furthering the progression of foundational goaltending techniques and movements. The Academy of Hockey Director of Goaltending, Martin Biron, will lead 18 goaltenders through a well structured session with a concentration on powerful, concise movements, skating, stance, positioning, save selection, rebound control and recovery. The Technical skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 18 goalies that register. The cost for each participant is $39.
Puck Possession Session – Small Area (1999)
The Academy of Hockey’s Compete Sessions concentrate on puck possession. Through vigorous research, the Academy of Hockey development staff has identified multiple ten-foot areas of the ice rink where possession creates offensive opportunities, but as important, minimizes opposition opportunities. Our instruction will focus on body position, puck control and elusive possession tactics that can optimize success. The Puck Possession Competition sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that registers. The cost for each participant is $39
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