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Goalie Training & Skills Sessions

Weekly Skills

  NGD Skills

Our weekly skills sessions are designed to keep a player focused during the season and while in the off-season by working with the goalies throughout the year. These 50 minute sessions will be intense and instructional. Each session the goalies will be with a goalie instructor and will focus on a skill each week. Instructors will demonstrate drills for specific skill development and coach each player to insure the drills are done correctly. First at half speed to master the technique, then building into full game speed. I am firm believer that habits are created in practice and goaltending is a position that relies heavily on correct habits. Our goal is to MAXIMIZE INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL AND DEVELOPMENT with these sessions.

Each week there will be a focus for the goalies. This allows for goalies to narrow their focus and learn to fine tune their skills. Skills will range from movement to balance, positioning to save selections, recovery to game situations. These sessions are focused on precision and repetition. There will be a 3:1 ratio of goalies to instructors when at all possible.

TUESday's  October 6th - November 28TH   Walpole, MA
•  6:10pm - 7:00pm (Boys/Girls Ages 10-13)   SIGN UP ($225)

TUESday's  September 26th - November 28TH   Walpole, MA
•  7:10pm - 8:00pm (Boys/Girls Ages 13+)   SIGN UP ($250)

TUESday's  December 12th - February 13TH   Walpole, MA
•  5:10pm - 6:00pm (Only 4 Spots Available)   SIGN UP ($250)
•  6:10pm - 7:00pm (Only 4 Spots Available)   SIGN UP ($250)
•  7:10pm - 8:00pm (Only 4 Spots Available)   SIGN UP ($250)

Wednesday's  December 13th - February 14TH   Walpole, MA
•  5:10pm - 6:00pm (Only 4 Spots Available)   SIGN UP ($250)
•  6:10pm - 7:00pm (Only 4 Spots Available)   SIGN UP ($250)
•  7:10pm - 8:00pm (Only 4 Spots Available)   SIGN UP ($250)

Thursday's  December 14th - February 15TH   Walpole, MA
•  5:00pm - 5:50pm (Only 4 Spots Available)   SIGN UP ($250)
•  6:00pm - 6:50pm (Only 4 Spots Available)   SIGN UP ($250)

No Sessions: 12/26-12/28  /  Walk-on's ($25) based on availability  /  Dates & Times subject to change  /  FAQS 


  NGD Learn To Play Hockey

Our Learn to Play sessions in Walpole, MA (Rodman Arena) are designed for first time goalies. These sessions are the perfect place to start young hockey goalies. They will be separated into a goalie group and the focus will be on the base of goaltending, which includes movement and balance.

Our instructors establish an enjoyable learning environment which makes it easy and fun to introduce young skaters to the game of hockey. Through applied demonstrations and positive reinforcement, our programs will allow your son or daughter to improve his or her abilities as well as build character. All while having a great time!

  • Girls are welcomed at all session and encouraged to try goaltending.
  • Player "walk-ons" are welcomed for $20 per session

Thursday's  September 14th - November 16TH   Walpole, MA
•  6:00pm - 6:50pm (Boys & Girls)   SIGN UP ($175)

Thursday's  November 30th - February 15th   Walpole, MA
•  6:00pm - 6:50pm (Boys/Girls/Goalies)   SIGN UP ($195)

Walk-on's ($20) based on availability  /  Dates & Times subject to change  /  FAQS 

Individual Skills

  NGD Individual Skills

The individual skills sessions have sold out for the past 10 years. It is the #1 session for players needing a more focused and individualized attention. These sessions are taught by current junior, college and professional coaches.


Each session the goalies will be asked what they want to focus on and the instructors will customize the drills around them. This camp is limited so sign up early.


DATES  TBD   Walpole, MA
•  Times TBD (Boys & Girls)   ($)

Walk-on's ($25) based on availability  /  Dates & Times subject to change  /  FAQS 

Private Lessons

  NGD Private Lessons

Successful goaltending demands mobility and balance. If a goalie cannot move efficiently and accurately in balance and on angle around the crease, the chance of making saves is drastically reduced. That’s why we focus on developing these, as well as all other critical tools essential to goalie position. We will cover the following but not limited to:

Balance and mobility  The coordination of hands, feet and stick is fundamental. We focus on the goaltender’s initial movement, as well as help students determine which saves are appropriate in a given situation. If young goaltenders are confident in their balance, movement and save-choice habits, they have a solid base upon which to further develop their skills.

Accuracy and efficiency in movement  In this phase we focus even more on balance of hands, feet and stick, and help students refine their save choice habits, and improve save-recovery identification. We address lateral, vertical and slant movement, as well as cover save choice and recovery for specific situations. This helps goaltenders become more athletic and less robotic in their selections because the more adaptable the goaltender is to change the greater his chance of making saves. These on-ice sessions are intense, designed to push goalies to expand their technical base and situational efficiency.

Advanced goaltending  This phase demands a high level of prior skill development. Goalies will learn even more techniques for save selection and recovery for additional shooting situations. We focus on building solid effective habits related to balance, skate position, controlling goalie space and moving with purpose. Each of these skills is used to increase focused tracking of the puck and improve shot control. Advanced save-choice habits are addressed (interior, exterior, tips and deflections, and limited view), as are game situations (gaining/stealing depth in the crease, building confidence during games and practices, and game-specific understanding).

To schedule a Private Lesson, contact ed@ngdgoalies.com to arrange your time.