At the TCGA we have several services that we can offer your goaltender. All services we offer and a description are located on the tabs on left of this page.
The Crease Goaltending Season
We divide the season in 3 TRAINING REGIMENTS. Our regiment will allow us to develop, design and evaluate your goaltenders performance for the upcoming year. It is a plan that will help you the guardian better understand your goaltenders needs, your schedule and your budget. Give us a year with your goaltender and you won't believe the results you will receive.
REGULAR SEASON - (September to April) during the season goalies have a demanding schedule. Most goalies are often on the ice with 2 games and 2 to 3 practices a week. During this time we offer private and 2 on 2 lessons, a Christmas camp and a March break camp. These lessons will help the goaltenders through troubled areas, ensure strong techniques, giving them positive feedback and someone to talk to about all situations that occur during the year both on and off the ice. We suggest coming once a week through the start of the year through to the playoffs.
OFF SEASON - (May to June) during this time period goalies will not have such a hectic schedule. This is the time for you to relax and reflect on your season and put together your goals for the upcoming year. This is the time when we will introduce new techniques; purchase new gear and get use to it and maintain your eye for the puck. Dry land Â training is crucial during this time period for a goaltenders development.
SUMMER SEASON - (July and August) during this time period it is crucial for goaltenders to get ready for the upcoming season. With a strong summer season goalies will be in mid season form for the start of the regular year. It is a misconception that this is the time to do nothing in the summer, those days are over. If you are not getting ready for the season you will start behind the pack and sometimes it will take half the year for you to get back to your mid season form. We do agree that you should take some time off, the maximum length of time is 1 month, it's a good idea for goalies to get there minds off of hockey, to enjoy other sports and the outdoors. But starting late July and early August goalies need to be on ice 2 to 3 times a week. We strongly advice at least one summer camp if not two summer camps. If you prefer to train privately we offer private classes in evening but think you will benefit far more with 15 hours of ice for a 1 week period.