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June / July 2018

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12 // JUNE/JULY 2018 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM T here were crowd- ed creases on the ice at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn., as 18 of the nation's top female goalten- ders came together for the fourth annual U.S. Women's National Team Goaltending Development Camp. The camp brings together the nation's top female goaltenders to work with mentor coaches to improve their craft. The goalies ranged in age from 15-24 and represented 11 different states, with eight of them coming from the college ranks. USA Hockey has brought the top girl goalies together to train for the past 11 years, the first seven years both girl and boy Olympic hopefuls participated in the Warren Strelow National Goaltending Camp. Among the goalie coaches working this year's camp in support of lead camp coach Matt Kelly were Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Team. P GOALIES Goalie Camp Caters To Top Female Netminders GOALIE COACHES CAN TAKE THEIR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL by signing up for a new series of courses as part of USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program. This step-by-step course progression will provide any coach with the consistent verbiage and techniques needed to help goaltenders reach their full potential. The Bronze Level High Performance Seminar features a series of one-day clinics that cover basic aspects of goaltending, such as incorporating goaltending drills into practice plans, teaching fundamental saves, foundational skating, puck handling, positioning, recovery and more. The Silver HP Goaltending Development Coach Symposium consists of on- and off-ice instruction where coaches will learn additional skills through hands-on training in goaltender development through multiple on-ice training sessions. The final step in the program is the Gold Goaltending Development Summit, which is held in conjunction with the USA Hockey Level 5 Coaching Symposium. Coaches attending this event will spend 13 hours of on-ice and off-ice goaltending coaching development, covering all aspects of the position and the details of how to teach the concepts and create environments for optimal goaltender development. Coaches who satisfactory complete all tasks will receive their Level 5 Coaching Certification. "We are excited for the roll out of Goalie Coach Development Program this upcoming clinic season," said National Coach-in- Chief Mike MacMillan. "This unique education process for those working with our goalies is designed to help us become the best nation in developing goalies, and that starts with coaches at the youth level." Coaches interested in taking part in this goaltender training program can contact their local coach-in-chief or your goaltending development coordinator. P GOALIE COURSES HELP COACHES DEVELOP PROFICIENT PUCK STOPPERS COACHING O F F T HE D R AW USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program has added an online module that covers the basics in coaching and developing goaltenders. This new information is designed to create consistency in both the verbiage and proper techniques needed to help all goalies develop. Goaltenders and goaltender parents would high- ly benefit from this module as well. Completing the module is required prior to entering the Goaltending Coach Program. The module costs $10 and is now available at Online Module For Goalie Coaches COACHING

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