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Northeast Goalie Development Camp FAQS

Common Camp Questions

We've assembled some of the most commonly asked questions that Northeast Goalie Development receives. If after reviewing these you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. And remember as always, if your child does not enjoy the camp we offer a 100% money-back guarantee! We're that confident in our program!

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Do you offer various discounts?
Yes! Northeast Goalie Development offers a 10% discount off your goalies 2nd registration as well the occasional discount code. We also offer a Refer-a-Friend discount, if you refer a friend to the program you will receive a 10% discount off your goalies next registration. Please note that discounts may not be combined.
What is your refund policy?
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your player's spot at the time of registration. All remaining payments are due six weeks prior to the start date of camp. Camps will not be refundable within six weeks of your scheduled camp start date. Refunds or credits will not be issued for campers expelled, not showing up to camp or leaving on their own will. A 50% credit towards a future camp will be issued for players who cannot attend camp due to injury. A doctor's note may be required for sickness and/or injuries.
Where are your camps and lessons and how do I get there?
Camps are held at the Rodman Arena in Walpole, MA. To get to the arena from Boston, take Route 93 South to Route 95 South, then take Exit 9 (Route 1 South). At the 2nd light you must reverse your direction using the turn on the right side. Turn left and left again onto Route 1. The Arena will be on your right. Take the second driveway. For other detailed routes, Click Here.
Will my player fit into your camp, skillwise?
On the first skate of camp, the goalie coaches will break goalies in to small groups on the ice. Goalies are put into groups with players based on ability. The drills can be tailored to push every goalie, while not overwhelming them. Whether your goalie is advanced or a beginning we teach everyone with the same enthusiasm, technique and work ethic and your goalie will benefit from our program.
At what age can I start my player in a hockey school?
We give guidelines for each camp as to the number of years they have played the position as a guide. If you have any specific questions regarding your son or daughter and their ability please feel free to contact NGD directly. Most goalies start going to hockey school somewhere between age 6-8.
What is the camper to coach ratio?
3:1 is the standard ratio when at all possible.
What are the boarding camp sleeping arrangements?
Located just down Route 1 from the rink, the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood is a popular facility for executive conferences, impressive weddings, special events and leisure getaways. For NGD, the Four Points has designated and reserved an entire floor for our campers. We will have the only access, ensuring the safety and security of our campers and our dedicated staff, who stay there along with the kids. The property does in fact host NFL football teams and varsity college teams when playing at Gillett stadium. Learn More about the Facility on their Website.

Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel & Conference Center Amenities include:

  • Comfortable, appointed guest rooms with free high-speed Internet access and cable television
  • Full maid service so campers no longer need to bring pillow’s, sheets or towels from home
  • Indoor heated pool with lifeguard, whirlpool and fitness center
  • Professional conference room with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology to break down video, as well as space for camp activities
Who will be supervising the campers at night?
The same qualified staff that works with your children on the ice will attend to their needs in the dorm setting as well. This helps our campers and coaches bond off the ice as well as on the ice. At NGD we run Cori/Sori backround checks on all of our staff.
Which camp or skills session is best for my player?
As far as the skill sessions go, we use hockey (not skating) experience to determine which group your player will fit into. We evaluate all players on a daily and weekly basis and will move players according to there ability. If your player is advanced we will move them to a higher (maybe older) group. If your player is put into an advanced group and we feel it is too high, we will move them down. In the weeklong camps we also split all players up by age and ability. Please fill out the registration form completely when signing up for camps.
Do you offer Elite Player Training?
Yes, we offer a AAA camp. The difference about our AAA camp is the intensity of the teaching and the tempo of the drills. Because the tempo is higher we can get to more aspects of hockey situations and confrontational drills. The techniques for skating and skills are the same whether we are coaching advanced or beginners, so you still get the same training that you expect from our programs.
Do you have camps just for female hockey players?
Yes! While female hockey players are welcome at all of our programs we do offer women's and girl's only sessions. The drills we use are set up so that each student is pushed to their full potential by the coaches and not by just competing with other players. Coaches stress a strong work effort from each player involved.
Do you use pucks?
We use pucks during some sessions. Many of our skill sessions and camp skates are focused on the movement, balance and position of goalies. This is the base for every goalie. These fundamentals must be in place before shots can be taken. Shots on goalies are an important part of how we develop goalies, but they are used under direct supervision and applied so the goalies can develop the necessary habits to be successful at the position.