The Focus Goaltending team is excited to be offering a two day camp. This is an opportunity for goalies to train alongside their peers with our top group of instructors. This two day camp is designed for athletes aspiring to excel, with a focus on building the on- and off-ice skills & habits required to be an elite hockey player.
With a 2:1 goalie-to-instructor ratio, Focus provides on-ice sessions which allow for individualized coaching and constant engagement of athletes. On-ice sessions will be centered upon the development of game management skills—rebound control, traffic management, puckhandling, and the ability to compete to the end of all plays.
Goaltending goes beyond just the physical side of the game, so in addition to on-ice skill sessions and off-ice dryland sessions, the athletes will be challenged to expand their understanding of the mental & tactical side of the position in daily classroom sessions.
Each day we will start with a dynamic warm-up that includes stretching and aerobic footwork drills to get our goalies ready for the high intensity on ice program.
Two, On-Ice Sessions Per Day
When our goaltenders hit the ice they will be constantly engaged and challenged. At Focus we take pride in maintaining a 2:1 ratio whenever they are in the crease. The last thing we want is for our clients to be sitting around waiting for their turn. You can rest assured that your goalie will use their session time fully.
Mobility is key for modern goaltenders. We place a heavy emphasis on always being ahead of the play. By improving power and making each movement more efficient, goaltenders will be able to be set and ready for every save.
Game Situation Tactics
Goaltenders will review video of different situations to determine the best way to adapt to the play. Being able to recognize a play develops improves a goaltenders ability to make the right decision in a fats paced environment.
These daily sessions are our chance for camp participants to learn about their game play from a different point of view. Here, we will go over game play tactics and examine how to read the variety of scenarios presented to a goaltender. Using video and a variety of sources, we can help the goaltender better understand how and when to use the skills they are learning during live game play.
Hand Eye Coordination/ Vision Training Programs
Key components in goaltending today are hand eye coordination and visual training. During our camps, we are now able to offer specific training in these areas during an off ice session. Here, with the help of a variety of tools/aids, we will be addressing, assessing and improving our goaltenders performance in these areas.