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Think you might be interested in becoming a goalie? Ever wonder what it is like?  Here is your chance to give it a try see what all the fun is about!

WHO: This clinic is for 10u and 8u aged players.

WHAT: VSAHA and USA Hockey present our first Try Goalie For Free Clinic!

WHERE: Cairns Arena, South Burlington

WHEN: Saturday October 21st from 9:20-10:20am

We'll provide goalie equipment for this event so register now for this free fun event

Goalie Symposium & Clinic

VSAHA and USA Hockey is happy to announce our first Goalie Symposium!  Come join the fun and learn!

WHO: The symposium is for current 14u and 12u goalies , their parents and for coaches.

WHAT:  Classroom session, free lunch, and free on-ice clinic to end the day.  A detailed agenda will be provided closer to the event. 

WHERE: Classroom session will be at the BestWestern Windjammer Hotel & Conference Center.  On Ice at Cairns Arena

WHEN: Saturday October 21st. Check In starts at 10:45am, symposium starts at 11am and on-ice at 4:10pm

USA Hockey Launches Major Goaltending Initiative

USA Hockey’s freshly appointed goaltending development coordinators, a group that will serve USA Hockey affiliates locally while also forming a nationwide network tasked with enhancing grassroots goalie development in the United States.

“Adding more resources and support for goaltenders, both on the national level and the local level, is a priority for USA Hockey and our American Development Model,” said Phil Osaer, USA Hockey ADM manager for goaltending. “The goaltending development coordinators will play an important role in that process, giving young goaltenders support and guidance from experienced coaches with a wealth of goaltending experience.”

The coordinators’ multifaceted duties will include educating local goalie coaches, meeting with clubs and associations to implement goalie training curriculum and leading USA Hockey’s student goaltending coach programs. Each coordinator was nominated by a USA Hockey affiliate, a process that produced a sage group to lead the initiative. 

During USA Hockey’s training and collaboration event, the coordinators will create a collection of goalie development practices and devise strategies for introducing more athletes to the position and improving their development opportunities. The group will also see a demonstration of a new quick-change pad that will allow young players to try the position, and in a matter of minutes, conveniently remove the gear while on the ice to allow other players a turn between the pipes.

Summit presenters will include longtime NHL and Team USA goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck, who will cover goalie development in junior hockey, and USA Hockey’s Ron DeGregorio, co-chairman of the board, former Team USA goalie and a passionate advocate for goalie development, who will be on hand to open the event.