Our goaltending program begins each week with the basics of Stance, Angles & Movement. We feel that it is very important for all of our goaltenders to have a strong knowledge of the following points; Square shoulders, Glove up & open, Skates shoulder width apart and stick flat on the ice.
We will work very hard with each goaltender to emphasize the importance of the various techniques associated to The Pad Save. Some of the points that we will discuss, will be; The Butterfly Save, Staying Big In The Net and Keeping The Stick Flat On The Ice.
The glove save is an integral part of the goaltending position. Our expert goaltending instructors will finely tune the following points; Twisting the wrist when making the blocker save, following the puck into the catching glove & stearing all rebounds to the corner.
Our goaltending instructor will ensure that all of our goalies become proficient with their skills, in defending against the breakaway. We will work on the following points; Attacking the shooter, telescoping back into the crease with timing & forcing the shooter to the side.
We pride ourselves for offering quality 1 on 1 goaltending instruction to each and every goalie that goes through our program. Our goaltending staff are college goaltenders with excellent teaching skills. Our instructors are completely dedicated to improving the overall skills of each and every student goalie. We look forward to another great summer of goalie instruction!
The Sport International Hockey Academy is very excited with our new innovation of "Cut-Out" Comparison. We have been able to create cut-outs of our Goalie Instructor, demonstrating various skill techniques. We will be able to tap in these cut-out stamps and place them side by side to our young goaltenders, to visually show the areas that need to be improved as well as the skills that are being properly performed. We feel that this new teaching technique will be extremely beneficial for our students. SIHA is continually trying to offer new and exciting techniques to constantly improve our video analysis process.
SIHA introduced Spotlight Isolation in 2011. We are able to isolate certain areas of the goaltenders posture and movement, to better explain the proper skills associated to the technique. The spotlight zones in on the primary area to be analyzed, blocking out the rest of the video. This will offer an enhanced view of our telestration technique. SIHA is continually trying to invent new and exciting ways to teach the goaltending position.
SIHA offers a quality goaltending program for goalies of all ages and abilities. Our main focus is to teach the basics of the goaltending position and to enhance the existing skills as well as correcting any technique difficiencies with each student. We look forward to working with you this summer!
Our program is based upon improving each goaltender’s balance, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, agility, flexibility, basic technique and overall knowledge of the goaltending position. Goaltending is a highly specialized & very important position, involving many physical and mental aspects. At Sport International we recognize the importance of individualized goaltending training & we strive to improve goalies of all skill levels and ultimately assist each player in achieving their goals in a fun and challenging manner.
Goaltending instruction for players age 6-17.
3 hours daily on-ice instruction.
Morning sessions include 1 on 1 instruction with goaltending coach covering all aspects of the position (Butterfly, Leg Stacks, Glove Work, Read & React Drills, etc.)
Afternoon sessions include game situation and breakaway drills.
1:4 instructor/goalie ratio.
Computerized video motion analysis through the use of high tech video and computerized telestrator equipment, we will thoroughly analyze each goaltender on a daily basis. Each goalie will receive their video tape at the end of the instructional week.
Off-ice conditioning includes: Footwork training, hand-eye coordination, reaction drills and exercises to enhance agility, flexibility and anticipation.
TruAngle Goaltending Training System, including angle analysis and lectures.
Remote controlled musical ice sprints.
Final day "Pylon Cup" game, to be viewed by family and friends.
Goalie Evaluation System.
Individualized Progress Reports.
Goalie equipment lecture.
Daily recreation (hockey specific)
1 on 1 Goalie Video analysis (daily)
Free Goalie's Manual.
Periodical written goalie rules test.
Uncle Bob’s Wednesday Bar-B-Q cookout.
Pylon cup game (Final Day)
Russian Training (off-ice conditioning)
Remote controlled musical ice sprints
2019 SIHA Goaltender's Typical Day
|8:15 - 8:30AM:||All Goalies should arrive at our Host Rink|
|8:30 - 9:00AM:||Dressing Room|
|9:00 - 10:30AM:||On-Ice: Goalie Instruction
Stance & Angles, Pad Saves, Glove Saves & The Break-Away Save
|10:30 - 10:45AM:||Snack Time for all Students in Dressing Room|
|10:45 - 11:20AM:||Off-Ice Shooting
All goalies will shoot Wrist, Backhand, Snap & Slap Shots, shooting a total of around 150 pucks throughout the week to improve their arm strength and stick control for on-ice passing skills
|11:20 - 11:50AM:||Lunch
|11:50 AM - 12:30PM:||Russian Training
Arms, Survey Day, Legs, Relays & Plyo's
|12:30 - 1:00PM:||Dressing Room|
|1:00 - 2:30PM:||On-Ice: Puckhandling
Defending against the 2 on 0, 1 on 1, 2 on 1 and the 3 on 2 and finally, our week ending "Pylon Cup" Game
|2:30 - 2:45PM:||Dressing Room|
|2:45 - 3:30PM:||Lectures
Counselor/Player Orientation, Rules Test, Game Tape Analysis, Equipment Lecture & Pre-Game Preparation
|3:30 - 4:15PM:||Recreation
Road Hockey, International Team Handball, Whiffle Ball, Kick Ball & Counselor's Choice
|4:15 - 4:45PM:||Video Analysis
Each video is recorded to the goaltender's DVD or Flash Drive.
|4:45PM:||Goalies may be picked up|
2019 Goalie Academy Weekly Agenda
Stopping the breakaway
Catching to passing transition
Full & 1/2 Butterfly, Pad Stack
Defending the 2 on 1
Defending the 1 on 0
Instructor vs Goalie Competition
Review of all major points
Playing under game conditions
Daily Goaltending Lectures
Goalie Progress Reports