The Goalie Academy is designed to improve each participant’s technique, mobility, and positioning through a combination of small group work and targeted one-on-one instruction with our best Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs goaltending instructors.

Sessions will focus on all aspects of modern goaltending technique, including goalie power skating, puck handling, defending wraparounds, screen shots, deflections, breakways, positioning, recovery, and more. All classes are designed and led by our Head Goaltending Instructor and feature a ratio of one instructor to a maximum of three goaltenders in order to allow for instant error detection and correction and individualized feedback for each goalie.

The Goalie Academy ensures that students are given the opportunity to develop in a positive learning environment. Backed by our team of dedicated instructors, our program ensures that all goalies can improve regardless of age or experience level.

We believe that perfection and excellence comes through repetition and as such all subsequent sessions while following the same  outline and structure will focus on, with new drills and other small variations, the same core skills and techniques.

KEY DETAILS

  • Ages: 2008-2013
  • Cost: $360 for eight (8) sessions
  • Skill Level Requirement: This program is open to goalies of all skill levels.

PROGRAM DATES & TIMES

Bell Sensplex

Saturday, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3

PLEASE NOTE: Should the provincially mandated lockdown end prior to the current February 11 date, Goalie Academy sessions will begin starting that week. 

Richcraft Sensplex

Saturday, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3

PLEASE NOTE: Should the provincially mandated lockdown end prior to the current February 11 date, Goalie Academy sessions will begin starting that week. 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

GOALIE ACADEMY CURRICULUUM

Week 1 Basic stance, standing movements (t-push, shuffle, c-cuts)
Week 2Angles (puck tracking, cross crease movement, squaring up, challenging)
Week 3Static saves (glove, butterfly, blocker, chest)
Week 4Dynamic saves (sliding butterfly, powerslide)
Week 5Recoveries, rebound control (tracking rebounds, staying puck focused)
Week 6Post-positioning, puck handling (shooting, passing, dump-ins)
Week 7Screens, deflections
Week 8Breakaways, poke checks, puck battles (freezing, puck protection)

*This is the main outline for the Goalie Academy program. Depending on the level of the class, day-to-day lessons may change throughout the session.

EQUIPMENT

All of our hockey programs require full equipment to be provided by the parent/guardian. No child shall participate without: Hockey skates, CSA- approved helmet (with cage and cow-catcher), neck guard, chest protector, hockey pants, jock or jill, pads, blocker, trapper and a hockey stick. Mouth guards are optional.

INFORMATION

Please call 613 599 0222 or email [email protected] for more information regarding schedule. E-mails with scheduling and general information go out one week prior to the start date.

RESPONSE TO COVID-19

As a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Sensplex facilities have instituted specific COVID-19 protocols to be followed by all participants and spectators. Please click here to see a list of new protocols.

Refund Policy: Read our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

Registration Link: Click here to register for the Goalie Academy!