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Buying In … A Critical Element for Successful Hockey Teams

This blog was written by an aspiring elite-level Goaltender Coach! Great things ahead for this BGA Educated individual in the Game of Hockey!  Hi! I’m Jared! I’ve been a goaltender coach for 5 years. After my minor hockey career ended a little over a year ago, I wanted to...

26 Jun 2017

Team Practices: Effective for Goaltenders, Too!

Team practices mark the perfect time … THE PERFECT TIME … for goaltenders to develop elite-level skills, enhance game understanding, and strengthen self-confidence that will lead to team success … and … cheering families & fans in the stands! Doesn’t that seem worth it? Throughout every team practice, goaltenders...

17 Jun 2017

Top-Performing Playoff Goaltender?

Hello Goaltender fans,  As we head into the 4th and Final Round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs, who has been, in your mind, the top-performing goaltender? Now, it has been said that the goaltenders playing in the 4th Round must be considered. However, this is where you can have...

31 May 2017

Elevate Your Game “Understanding”

We’ve all heard the quote, “Elevate your game!” What does that mean to you? How do you interpret it? How do you communicate its meaning to aspiring elite-level goaltenders? “Elevating your game” … can refer to many things … for instance, from the physical to the mental to the...

23 May 2017

2015 NHL Playoffs: Top Performing Goaltender?

1. Identify which goaltender you believe is the playoff top performer so far! 2. Explain why you chose this specific top performer! 3. Share with our BGA readers 3 of the “best skills” your chosen goaltender possesses! 4. Visit what others have said … and … add to their...

03 May 2015

Become an Elite-Level Goaltender: Be Well-Conditioned!

As was mentioned in the book “Goaltenders are not Targets (, for aspiring elite-level goaltenders to truly reach their performance goals, they must maintain a high level of fitness and remain well-conditioned. The “Art of Goaltending” demands plenty on the body’s energy systems, along with flexibility beyond normal capacity....

19 Dec 2014

How Can Parents Help Young Goalies to Get Better?

You wouldn’t be looking at Canadian goalie schools if you didn’t want your son or daughter to get better at their chosen sport. But, other than choosing the right academy and getting them the proper equipment, how can a parent help a young goalie to improve? Here are a few of...

27 Feb 2014

5 Things That Make Bradford Different From Other Hockey Academies

All hockey academies aren’t the same, and it’s a myth that one or the other is “the best.” For both parents and students, the goal should be to find the school that’s the right fit, not the one with the best marketing or the hardest sales pitch. With that in mind,...

13 Feb 2014

How Should You Evaluate Hockey Coaches?

Given that there are a lot of hockey coaches out there to choose from, how should you evaluate different schools and academies – and especially individual instructors – to find the one who should be working with your children? Here are a few quick criteria you can use when searching for...

24 Jan 2014

Why the Best Coaches and Parents Work Together

A lot of parents search for a goalie academy or hockey school because they want their son or daughter to be a better player, but generally expect their input won’t have to go too much farther than writing a cheque and driving to practices. In our experience, though, the best situations...

10 Jan 2014
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