“There is no position in sport as noble as goaltending.” - Valdislav Tretiak
We are very pleased to confirm our Goalie Development schedule for the 2017/18 season: Goalie Development with Elite Goalies will begin Sunday, September 17th
Development with Elite Goalies is part of our all-inclusive Development program and is free of charge for all goalies, Atom - Midget.
Atom and PeeWee Goalies
Sunday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Igloo Rink, Richmond Ice Centre
Bantam and Midget Goalies
Sunday, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Pond Rink, Richmond Ice Centre
Please note, there will be at least two Goalie Development coaches with each group of goalies. Regular attendance by goalies will help us to match the number of coaches to the number of goalies.We anticipate that goalies will be assessed and grouped in such as way as to maximize the benefits to every participant.
There are many factors that had to be considered in developing the schedule;
(1) Goalie Coach availability
(2) The schedules of 8 Bantam/Midget teams and 10 Atom/PeeWee teams
(3) Ice availability
The schedule was put together in consultation with Pasco Valana, Milan Dragicevic and Glenn Wheeler. We do understand that two Midget teams have practices ending at 3:15 pm on Sunday. We also know that teams will have games on Sunday and that more than half of our ice is on weekends. We urge coaches and parents to use discretion in deciding whether goalies attend team practices, skill development sessions and goalie development.
We want to remind all families that goalies are encouraged to attend Skill Development sessions with their teams. Pasco Valana and Elite Goalies will be advising our coaches on how to ensure that goalies benefit from both team practices and skill development.