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Re: Goalie development

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Thanks everyone for all your input. Its an eye opener. Didn't realize clubs don't really offer much guidance/training for goalies, it's such a disappointment. I have an 05 goalie, any clubs/ teams at that age level you would advise that are better for goalies? Don't really care if it's fed, e9, or any of the other acronyms, I don't really understand the system yet. Just looking for a step up from town. Any clubs to avoid? Thanks again.


In my experience and in talking to other goalie parents on other teams there isn't one organization that is better than another at developing goalies because the organizations use the same goalie schools for their skills. I know Masscrease and Stop it do skills for quite a few teams so they are doing the same drills with all the kids and not giving that one on one time with individual kids. What you should be looking for is a coach who in practice knows how to use the goalies for more than target practice. You'll have to do research and call around and observe a few practices of different teams but finding a good fit for your kid is key. Organizations seem to only do the bare minimum when it comes to skills so finding a good coach and doing skills outside the organization will help your kid improve his game in the long run.

Re: Goalie development

Anon
Original poster
Thanks everyone for all your input. Its an eye opener. Didn't realize clubs don't really offer much guidance/training for goalies, it's such a disappointment. I have an 05 goalie, any clubs/ teams at that age level you would advise that are better for goalies? Don't really care if it's fed, e9, or any of the other acronyms, I don't really understand the system yet. Just looking for a step up from town. Any clubs to avoid? Thanks again.


In my experience and in talking to other goalie parents on other teams there isn't one organization that is better than another at developing goalies because the organizations use the same goalie schools for their skills. I know Masscrease and Stop it do skills for quite a few teams so they are doing the same drills with all the kids and not giving that one on one time with individual kids. What you should be looking for is a coach who in practice knows how to use the goalies for more than target practice. You'll have to do research and call around and observe a few practices of different teams but finding a good fit for your kid is key. Organizations seem to only do the bare minimum when it comes to skills so finding a good coach and doing skills outside the organization will help your kid improve his game in the long run.


if you know such a coach please let me know. I have yet to see one. I keep banging on about it - for goalies the team is for the games and development happens with your goalie coach.

Re: Goalie development

Chedder Bob

Re: Goalie development

Lovell offers independent goalie coaching during regular team practice. They use:http://www.gdsgoalies.com.

Re: Goalie development

Elite skills out of hockey town offers the best goalie development, hands down.

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Invite only

Re: Goalie development

Anon
Elite skills out of hockey town offers the best goalie development, hands down.


measured how?

Re: Goalie development

Measured by how the sieve kid covers the puck in the crease....hands down.

Re: Goalie development

anon
Measured by how the sieve kid covers the puck in the crease....hands down.

Re: Goalie development

Anon
Elite skills out of hockey town offers the best goalie development, hands down.


Oh Saturday night stick time?