Grand Traverse Hockey Association
The Goalie Development Program is READY!!!! Sign up below for the dates your player can attend!
The development of goalies is crucial for every successful program but is often overlooked. Therefore, during the 2022/2023 season GTHA will be launching our Goalie Development Program. This program is aimed at offering additional training for all goalies within our organization free of charge.
On-ice Skill Sessions: 10 (with the goal to increase to 15 over time)
Cost: $2,300 (paid for by GTHA). There will be no cost to the player
Age Range: 10U-16U. Any older goalies will be encouraged to assist in coaching on the ice.
Begins: The 3rd week of the season
Frequency: Every two weeks
Specifics: All players (8U/7U) interested in playing goalie will attend the goalie development training during the 7U schedule practice time. The 7U coach will slice out a section of the ice to allow for this training session.
Following the goalie session, participants will then skate out during the 8U practice to ensure they are getting proper development as a player also.
The program will begin the 4th week.
Goalie training sessions will happen every three weeks.
The focus should be gaining interest. Need to maximize and prioritize everyone’s basic developmental needs regarding edgework and basic skating ability.
Travel teams that do not have a second goalie (typically younger travel teams) are encouraged to allow house goalies to rotate through the travel practices (free of charge). Having a second goalie at every practice is a benefit for our players and it allows for additional development for our house goalies.
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