GDI USA offers Exposure and Development Through its National Camps
GDI’s National Development Camps (NDC) were launched in the summer of 2012 to offer elite goaltenders an opportunity to be exposed to a second to none coaching staff that represent high level hockey programs at world class University and Professional facilities. Our mission is clear – bring together the best resources possible – to offer the best camp possible. It has long been GDI’s hallmark to develop new and improved programs and develop innovations within the position. These camps will enhance our student’s game through our staff’s vast knowledge and expertise. Unlike traditional goaltending camps, our curriculum is developed from many different approaches, philosophies, and styles. Learn from a collection of elite coaches and their unique approaches to the position. Over the last few years our coaches and recruiters represented 25 organizations from Pro, NCAA, WHL, OHL, USHL, NAHL, USPHL, OJHL, EHL, and Tier 1 youth programs.
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Our 2nd annual! Sunday through Friday, June 26-July 1, 2016
Presented at USHL Green Bay Gambler’s Resch Center, WI
Our 5th Annual! Sunday through Friday, August 7-12, 2016
Presented at University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Tsongas Center, MA
We welcome career-minded, dedicated, male, 2003 born through current collegiate goaltenders. Three separate groups of 12, no more than 36 spots max, with 10 Professional Goaltending Coaches at each event.
The enhanced GDI USA Progression Levels we will offer are:
- GDI 3 – High Performance (Bantams)
- GDI 4 – Elite (Midgets)
- GDI 5 – Prospect (Junior and College)
- 6-day event
- 13.5 hours on the ice
- 4 hours of Position Specific Movement Sessions (Skating)
- Fitness Development Sessions w/ Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach
- Hand/Eye Reflex Development Sessions
- Yoga Sessions w/ certified instructor
- Video Sessions of your previous day performance
- A four part Mental Conditioning Lecture Series
- Comprehensive Written Evaluation
- Hotels and Meals Provided
- GDI USA jersey and apparel
- Junior, Collegiate & Pro alumni shooters
- And much more
We are proud to deliver two events for females only, coached by an all female staff. Directing the camps will be our Women’s Director, Sanya Sandahl. She has been coaching for over a decade and brings a one of a kind coaching brand to the program. 2006 born through current collegiate female goaltenders welcome.
Monday through Friday, August 1-5, 2016
American Heartland Ice Arena, Lincolnwood, IL
Monday through Thursday, August 15-18, 2016
Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, MN
“For Girls, By Girls!”
Our NDC’s also offer two great additional services during the events.
Private On-Ice Training Lessons with a Coach of your choice, additional to the camp fees.
Private Mental Conditioning Sessions with Coach Ted Monnich, additional to the camp fees.
We have partnered with Vaughn to provide demonstrations at both camps. Expect the latest gear and swag to be available to try on and sample on the ice.
Our fitness sessions will be conducted by Umass Lowell Director of Sport Performance Coach Devan McConnell and Green Bay Gamblers Strength and Conditioning Coach Jason Aldrich. Both have worked alongside NHL trainers and will offer us progressive collegiate level workouts that will educate and push the goaltenders each day.
Mental Conditioning Coach – Ted Monnich
Ted Monnich will return as our NDC Mental Conditioning Coach and provide our mental lecture series. Ted has been involved with all levels of goaltending for over 40 years, and in six countries in North America, Europe and Asia. He currently works as a Mental Training Coach and Goaltending Consultant with teams, coaches, and players in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL, and more.
Ted provides mental training and conditioning coaching to amateur and professional athletes, ensuring that they are as well prepared mentally, as physically, for the rigors of their sport. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he pursues graduate studies in Sport & Exercise Psychology. Ted is also a Contributing Author to InGoal Magazine.
Camp Director – Ryan Honick
Ryan is a professional Goaltending Consultant, and the President of GDI USA. He is an understudy of GDI Founder and Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltending Coach Ian Clark and has also studied under Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltending Coach Frantz Jean. Ryan has been coaching since 1999, including 6 seasons in the ECHL, the premier AA Pro Hockey League in North America. Ryan coaches and scouts for the USHL Green Bay Gamblers, USPHL-Premier Jersey Hitmen, and directs programming for many other organizations in the Midwest, Southeast, and Atlantic regions of the US.
Ryan has worked with 3 goaltenders in the ECHL that have gone on to play in the NHL. Many of his affiliated students currently play in the AHL, ECHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL, USPHL, Tier 1 Youth, all amateur levels of the game, and include the 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, and 2009 ECHL Goaltender of the Year award winners, the 2014 USPHL-Elite Goaltender of the Year, and the 2011 EJHL Goaltender of the Year.
Ryan achieved his goal of playing professional hockey after a very late start to his career, now capable of mentoring goaltenders playing at a much higher level than he reached. He hopes to develop goaltenders throughout the US in an effort to strengthen its goaltending prowess and seek out the talented and ambitious athletes ready to compete at the next level. Ryan is also a Level 5 USA Hockey Certified Coach.
We look forward to partnering with you this summer as you work toward your developmental goals and career objectives. Our National Camps are built on 3 primary purposes:
- To enhance our students’ developmental approach.
- To enhance our students’ career opportunities.
- To progress the position of goaltending through synergy and exploration.
Check out GDI’s Video to get a feel for what their camps offer this summer.
InGoal Magazine Reader Special Offer
Receive 10% off the price of camp. That’s $175 off!! Simply commit to the $500 Down Payment by April 1, 2016 then email Ryan at [email protected] that you want the InGoal Discount. New Students only. Cannot be combined with any other promotions.