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

  • Cost: $349 (Bell) $299 (Richcraft)
  • Ages: 2006-2013

Program Dates and Times

    • Tuesday September 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 
    • Novice (2012-2013) – 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 
    • Atom (2010-2011) – 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. 
    • Peewee/Bantam (2006-2009) – 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
    • Monday September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26  
    • Novice/Atom (2010-2013) – 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 
    • Atom/Peewee (2008-2011) – 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
    • *Please note there is no session on October 12

Miscellaneous Information


Week 1Basic 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.


  • Ages 7-8 Novice – born 2011-2012
  • Ages 9-10 Atom – born 2009-2010
  • Ages 11-12 Peewee – born 2007-2008
  • Ages 13-14 Bantam – born 2005-2006


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.


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.

Refund Policy: Read our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

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