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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As a parent who never played goalie seriously I liked scoring too much!

Well written article and I concur, something needs to change, and soon. So an honest assessment would be similar to yours.

For example, in the Warkis Minor Hockey Organization in Varkaus, Finland goaltenders from the time they start playing the position until they leave to play junior, receive during the season: Our local association does even less. To your point, here in Canada anyone can call themselves a goalie coach. And for the CHL to blame Europeans for their own inefficiencies in international competetions is just tasteless.

Does Canada Need Goalie Coaching Certification?

I ran this camp every September until the early eighties and by then I had a great team keekx instructors who took over after I left Nepean. Popular Posts Get a flavour of InGoal with some of our most popular pieces: For my final 5 years of coaching goalies I worked for and with John Haley from the GoaliesMind about the importance of Mental Training for kreks and learned more than I could ever have imagined.


Certification Levels could be tiered into three levels. The comments above are correct; the problem is our coaching program, and access to the position.

Trevor Green on May 30, at 2: There is a lot of free instructional stuff out there – check out those “Doctor” forums, especially the FuturePro one. All these years, very little from his 4 different teams goalue training, direction, equipment, workshops, bringing a goalie coach to practice, communication on the bench, communication concerning his development etc… Goalies are an after thought in terms of development although coaches want the puck stopped.

It all starts with a common Basic course that all coaches attend. All the best Ian Rob Reply.

Tell me where and when. This may all be great BUT it will still be a huge problem getting ice time from most head coaches to work on anything goalie realated.

Does Canada Need Goalie Coaching Certification? – InGoal Magazine

Seriously, this is our concern. Rich on May 31, at I can vouch for the quality of the content, and they have worked hard to see that there is a good deal of initial content.

Dave Wells on June 4, at 9: Just a suggestion, I played some roller hockey keekks in college don’t ask for a stat linegoakie one of my biggest problems was goaliee i got keekw the butterfly goali, was being properly balanced on my knees, I’d fall forward or back a lot and that left me out of position and really difficult to recover.

Hockey Canada is putting the blame on goaltenders from Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic because they cannot develop their own goalies. Its really sad to see these young goalies coming to every and the only instruction they get is which net to get into and when to switch, yet the players get times that each week, and yet they are the first ones that the coaches and teammates look at when they lose a game. MN Goalie Dad on June 3, at 6: So what if we amend our limits.


I like Ian, have purchased books and scoured the Internet to search out age appropriate skills and drills to teach my son. In the meantime, InGoal will roll out a series of small articles looking at the problems, how they were solved overseas, and why similar models already attempted in Canada have failed to produce similar results. By the time they reach Junior age it is mostly fine-tuning, so banning goalie imports in the CHL would not have any impact on the development of Foalie goalies.

When I coached privately that is the only money I would keejs. By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Les on July 4, at 1: Rob Bennett on June 10, at 5: We also have discussed a few high impact things to focus on each practice. This summer we are thrilled to have our own Goalie Coaching Certification program for minor hockey coaches.