January 11, 2019


A big thanks to Keeks and the Future Pro Goalie School crew for their knowledge and welcome this week. They run a well seasoned, modern and jam-packed. In the instruction section of the site you can tune in to weekly podcasts where Keeks interviews a goalie or a coach, as well as see video clips of. The vast majority of men and women who coach minor hockey in this country don ‘t know the first thing about coaching goalies.

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I spent a week touring the country with a gentleman who is one of the catalysts in developing their goaltending system, which IS and WAS the best in the world.

Keek’s essential goaltending manual? – Goalie Store Bulletin Board

Here is an example of how I have used the criteria and info above to implement it into a minor hockey hockey organization:. My son has been a goalie from the time he has started playing. It reminds me of an old quote: They will come out and watch a game as long as they are being paid. This is of course just a question of repetition. I am really goaile about any progress that Hockey Canada can provide.

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Because a goaltender, if he or she is actually trying to hone proper technique, needs to do a list of things correctly. Having a piece of paper or even experience does not mean you can communicate effectively.

At the end ekeks the day, there is a lack of any goalie coaching at all and in a majority of cases inept goalie coaching in Canada.


It would also provide a great opportunity to network and share information on goaltending. We have all had people in our lives who have been great teachers but no formal qualifications. If an identity of Canadian goaltending is not created by Hockey Canada, goaltender trainers will continually try to reinvent the wheel and resources will be wasted.

Well written article and I concur, something needs to change, and soon.

Hockey Canada Plans New Goalie Coach Certification

It goes back to a desire to get better. Ian Wotherspoon on June 26, at With so many young goalies still lacking in coaching support today, this is an opportunity well worth checking out. But my question is, if this is happening in my town, then is it happening in other places in Canada as well? You post a video of yourself, or your child, and Keeks and his team will get back with answers.

As far as I know I organized and ran the first ever goalie school in the Ottawa Valley in the Fall of How are goalies handled during team practices?

But you only need to walk into your local community rink to see how much the typical hockey-loving citizen knows about the art of stopping hockey pucks. I see there is a plan. The off-ice goaltender-specific training program that goaltenders in Finland practice religiously is the single biggest difference between goaltending in North America and Europe.

Every head coach should read this. BTW, thanks for the manual. Goalie coaches have their own goalie-specific coaching development education developed and run by elite goalie coaches.

If you ban euro goalies, the only thing it is going to do is show in international competitions. Anyway, there is a lot I can write about and a lot we can do but without Hockey Canada doing anything, it all seems futile. Popular Posts Get a flavour of InGoal with some of our most popular pieces: A friend of mine who works with us at Passau Hockey is an ex pro and goalie coach in Europe.


The tradition is nearly as old as the game. Steve on June 15, at 6: What is the difference in an american or a canadian goalie going overseas to train and then come back and play in one of the canadian junior programs and vice versa.

Does Canada Need Goalie Coaching Certification?

This program can only help to level the playing field for ALL our young hockey players. My understanding is that in some parts of Europe, Scandanavia in goalke, there is actually certification for goaltending coaches.

At least Hockey Canada had enough sense to get rid of Tugnutt. Cory Hunt on June 24, at 9: At the end of each season in the GTHL, the coaching staff blusters and trades away their goalies. Jake on June 2, at 7: I have an 11yr old in PeeWee who has had the pads on since he was 5. This is simply another money grab by Hockey Canada, along with their Coaching Refresher scam. All the big clubs have goalie coaches.