Goalie Schools and Coaches
InGoal Magazine’s Directory of Goalie Schools and Coaches
InGoal is pleased to partner with several goaltending schools and coaches who have demonstrated outstanding support for our publications and bring exclusive content to our readers.
Gold in the Net
Gold in the Net has been in operation for 26 years and is recognized as a world leader in setting the standards for the development of hockey goaltenders. Our dominant presence spans across not only all of Canada, but includes franchises in Finland and Sweden. The company also boasts the world’s largest and most comprehensive instructional DVD series. As a company, Gold in the Net facilitates more than 50 weeks of summer camps world wide, working with in excess of 2,500 goaltenders in the summer time alone.
Gold in the Net Articles for InGoal
Summer Camp Edition 2011 – Crease Containment
December 2011 Edition – The Importance of Tracking
February 2012 Edition – Becoming, and staying, a Number 1
For more information please see the InGoal page about Gold in the Net Goalie Schools.
Eli Wilson Goaltending
Having elevated the games of NHL goaltenders Carey Price, Ray Emery, Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask, Brian Elliott, Jason LaBarbera, and Devan Dubnyk, Eli Wilson has established himself as one of the premier goaltending coaches in the world.
Eli’s students have won Stanley Cups, Conn Smythe Trophies, Venzina Trophies, World Junior Gold Medals, AHL Championships, AHL Playoff MVP’s, WHL Goaltender of the Year, OHL Goaltender of the Year and CHL Goaltender of the Year.
Eli Wilson Goaltending, established in 2010, is growing rapidly and runs 12 weeks of camps, from entry level to NHL level, throughout Vancouver, Jasper, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Denver, Detroit, and Coral Springs. Eli also consults with organizations throughout the world running private clinics.
Eli Wilson Articles for InGoal
April 2012 Edition – Playing with the puck below the goal line
For more information visit EliWilsonGoaltending.com
Bandits Goalie School
Bandits Goalie School was founded by Stan Matwijiw in 1999 and operates year round in the state of Michigan. Bandits has since evolved into one of North America’s premier goalie schools that provides mentorship and education to goaltenders of all ages on and off the ice. Matwijiw is currently the goaltending coach for the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League as well as the former goaltending coach for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1999 – 2006.
Bandit’s Articles for InGoal
April 2012 Edition – Playing the House
February 2012 Edition – Aggressive Poke Checks and Hook Checks
May 2011 Edition – Playing the puck, Keeping a game journal and having a purpose
For more information visit the InGoal page on Bandits Goaltending
Janosz School of Goaltending
Bob Janosz currently works for the Buffalo Sabres organization as the goaltender coach for their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. He is also involved with scouting and coaching for USA Hockey. Janosz School of Goaltending age and skill specific camps have produced several goalies at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and NCAA level. Day and boarding camps are available.
Bob Janosz’ Articles for InGoal
April 2012 Edition – Simple Ways to Effectively Move the Puck
for more information visit InGoal’s page for the Janosz School of Goaltending
Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks has trained at Stop it Goaltending since his freshman year in High School and this season finished among the top five goalies in the NHL in both goals against and save percentage.
Not only is the young Vancouver Canuck goaltender one of the 25 NHL draft picks that has trained at Stop It Goaltending but he recently became a part owner with former Boston Bruins Goalie coach and SIG founder Brian Daccord. Stop It Goaltending offers day and residential summer camps held at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts and have four goalie training rinks that operate year round in New England.
Brian Daccord’s Articles for InGoal
April 2012 Edition – 10 Keys to Goaltending Development
for more information visit InGoal’s page for Stop-It Goaltending
Above the Crease Goaltending
Jamie McCaig and Dave Rathjen are the co-owners of ATC Goaltending LTD. and they teach a modern, progressive approach to goaltending. Cornerstones of ATC’s philosophy are controlled movement, active hands as well as zone control. ATC Goaltending has been training goalies from BC and Alberta for the past 6 years. Summer 2012 Camps begin July 16, space is filling quickly.
ATC Articles for InGoal
April 2012 Edition – Managing emotions and energy during games
For more information visit InGoal’s page for Above the Crease Goaltending
Mitch Korn’s Goalie School
Now in his 14th season with the Nashville Predators (and 21st in the NHL), Mitch previously spent seven seasons as the Goaltender Coach for the Buffalo Sabres organization.
His hard work, superb communication skills, ability to “dissect” a goalie’s game, and great sense of humor has gained him the respect and friendship of those he has coached and worked with at all levels. In 2010, “The Hockey News” chose Mitch as “one of the top 10 Genius’ in hockey”.
Mitch Korn’s Article for InGoal
December 2011 Edition – Working with Goaltenders in Practice
For more information please see the InGoal page about Mitch Korn’s Goalie School
Mike Valley is the Dallas Stars goalie coach and the owner and operator of Elite Goalies. The Elite Goalies Camps have been designed to develop and hone a goaltenders skills in a detail intensive environment. The dynamic coaching staff and unique instruction format provide students with an experience where they will learn the most cutting edge training methods available. The highly structured camps propel students to improve their skill level, self-esteem, concentration, confidence, coordination, discipline, physical and mental conditioning.
Elite Goalie’s Articles for InGoal
April 2012 Edition: The importance of visual habits and puck tracking
For more information visit InGoal’s page for Elite Goalies
The Goalie Club
For more information visit InGoal’s page for the Goalie Club
Justin Johnson is the University of Minnesota goalie coach and founder of MEGA Goaltending. MEGA programs are designed to develop and refine goaltending skills in a challenging and purposeful environment. The dynamic staff includes multiple collegiate coaches who strive to ensure every student receives a quality experience. MEGA programs convey the most current methods of goaltending and afford you the time and repetitions to discover which methods work best for you. MEGA coaches are also passionate about instilling the type of mental skills that serve you well in the crease, and later in life.
M.E.G.A.Goaltending’s Articles for InGoal
April 2012 Edition: A step by step guide to playing your most consistent game
For more information visit: InGoal’s page for MEGA Goaltending
PROTEK Goaltending School
Frantz Jean – Owner and Head Goaltending Coach Pro Tek Goaltending
As a Goaltender, Frantz was invited to the 1991 Montréal Canadians training camp (NHL). He was then awarded a hockey scholarship at the Université de Moncton (CIAU) where he played for the Aigles Bleus for 4 ½ season. In 1992-1993 he was named to the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association first All-Star Team and in 1994-1995 the Aigles Bleus won the National Championship.
Frantz has been the Goaltending Coach for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning since 2010, helping the team reach the 2011 Eastern Conference finals while Dwayne Roloson compiled the 4th best Save Percentage of all goalies in the playoffs. During the 2011-2012 season, the Lightning AHL goalies both broke franchise records for consecutive wins while the team, the Norfolk Admirals, rewrote pro hockey record book with 28 consecutive wins. Admirals goalie, Dustin Tokarski was the 2011-2012 AHL leader with 32 wins amd tied for 2nd place for shutouts (5).
Prior to that he was working in the same role for the Moncton Wildcats of the Québec Major Junior Hockey League for 12 seasons. During that time the Wildcats have been the best defensive team in the league four times, two of his goalies have been named Defensive Player of the year, one as QMJHL MVP, and 5 times the Moncton Wildcats goaltenders have been named to the 1st or 2nd league all-star teams. Eight of his protégés while with the Moncton Wildcats have been drafted or signed as free agents by NHL Teams.
In the Summer of 2009 and 2010, Frantz has been selected to the coaching staff of Hockey Canada’s Under-18 Summer team, winning two gold medals at the Iva Hlinka Memorial Hockey Tournament in Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Since 2002, Frantz has done several Goaltending seminars for the Atlantic Center of Excellence, for Hockey Canada’s Advance Level 2 coaching program and Hockey Canada’s International Coaching Conference. From 2006 to 2010, Frantz was also a member of Hockey Canada’s National Goaltending Consultants Team.
For more information visit InGoal’s Page for PROTEK Goaltending
Racine Goalie Academy
For more information visit: www.racinegoalieacademy.com
Performance Goaltending Summer Camp
For more information visit: www.performancegoaltending.com
Featured Goalie Schools
The following schools and coaches have supported InGoal and our publications
Goalie Schools and Coaches
Name Web Site Locations
SmartGoalie.com http://smartgoalie.com Ontario
Goalieforce.com http://goalieforce.com/goalie-camp-2013/ Finland
Finn Goalie Training http://www.finngoalie.com Bedford, Nova Scotia
Premier Goaltender Development www.PGDgoaltending.com Minneapolis-St. Paul locations
Jon Elkin's Goalie Schools elkingoaltending.com Toronto, ON
Marco Marciano Goalie Consultant Web Site Montreal, QC
Between the Pipes Goalie Clinics http://www.btpclinics.com/
The Crease Goaltending Academy
Stoppers Goaltending http://www.stoppersgoaltending.com/
On Ice Goaltending School http://www.onicegoaltendingschool.com/ Hamilton, ON Canada
Building Blocks Goaltending http://www.buildingblocksgoaltending.com/ Pittsburgh, PA
Shane Clifford Goalie School http://www.shanecliffordgoalieschool.com/ Coraopolis, PA
Brick Wall Goaltending Academy http://www.brickwallgoaltending.com/ Philadelphia, Pa
Breakaway Goaltending http://www.breakawaygoaltending.com Atlantic Canada
Sami Jo Small Female Goalie School http://www.samijosmall.ca Winnipeg, MB & Oakville, ON
Doyle Hockey Development http://www.doylehockeydev.com Montreal
Puckstoppers Goaltending Schools http://www.puckstoppers.com London Ontario
Rick St. Croix School of Goaltending http://www.rickstcroix.com Manitoba, NW Ontario, Minnesota
Absolute Goaltending http://www.absolutegoaltending.com Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Future Pro Goaltending http://www.futurepro.com Ontario, MI, NJ, WI, NY
Breunig’s Quintessential Development Summer Camp http://www.bqd.breunigweb.net/goalie Oshkosh, WI
Progressive Goaltending http://www.progressivegoaltending.com Port McNeill BC, Campbell River BC, Victoria BC
Carroll Goalie School http://www.carrollgs.com Minneapolis-St. Paul locations
Stauber’s Goalcrease http://www.goalcrease.com Minneapolis Area, Across Minnesota
GDI Southeast Hockey http://gdisoutheasthockey.com/ CT, MD, VA, NC; PA, MD, FL
Chabot’s Professional Hockey Programs http://www.louischabot.com MA, CT, RI and NH
In The Crease http://www.ITCgoaltending.com Colorado based with camps throughout Rocky
Matt Smith Goaltending http://www.mattsmithgoaltending.com/ Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario
The Crease Goaltending Academy