The Goalie Academy

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I saw the vids on passing. Could you do a video on lifting the puck or clearing it from the zone. I can’t consistently lift the puck when clearing or passing. Any tips would be great. Thanks in advance!
You are an essential business, correct? 🤞🏻
Zack is doing great here at the Sioux City Musketeers pre-draft camp! He is holding his own and ranking 4-5 out of 15 goalies here! He said the last few lessons have really helped him here!! Ty guys! 😃 happy hockey mom here!!
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With the close of the 2017/2018 season, we have to call out the outstanding development of our young goalie by Goalie Academy. Darren, Tanner, and the others at Goalie Academy provided excellent instruction all year. Our son's skills improved significantly. Thank you.

The Goalie Academy's page is for the goalie community, anyone who plays goal, is related to goalies, or who generally love goalies.

The Goalie Academy, Inc. Director, Darren Hersh
Director, The Goalie Academy of Boston, Doug Michals
Own & Operate Progressive Hockey Development (PHD), a synthetic ice facility in Sterling, VA for year round lessons. Kris Mayotte is the Driector of The Goalie Academy's newest PHD facility in Rockville, MD
Troy Spittle is the Head Goalie Instructor for The Goalie Academy for the Frederick Freeze Jr program and the Reston Raiders youth organiztion. Shane Trexler heads The Goalie Academy operations with the Northern Virginia Ice Dogs
Travis Russell (Univ of Vermont) is a senor GA instructor. The Goalie Academy is a year round goalie training service that provides private lessons, camps, and clinics. Some of the goalies we have trained and developed are:

Kris Mayotte, NCAA D-I Union College, ECHL/AHL, 2 NHL Training Camps
Michael Clemente, NCAA D-I Brown University, Ottawa NHL Prospects Camp
Pudge Sillery, NCAA D-I Union College, Federal League Pro: 1000 Islands
Freddie Bergman, NCAA D-I Nebraska-Omaha
Dan Sullivan, NAHL Texas Tornado, Univ of Maine NCAA D-I scholarship
Jay Williams, Hotchkiss School, Team USA Select U17, Waterloo USHL, Miami-Ohio NCAA D-I commitment
Tanner Jones, Washington Little Capitals, Quad City Jr Flames
Nick Ellis, Team Maryland, Pomfret School (CT), USA Hockey National Camps
Eric Vierkant, Culver Academy (IN), USA Hockey National Camps
Stephen Morrissey, Kent School, USA Hockey Select Camps
Bruce Racine, DC Capitals

Operating as usual

02/19/2021

Stop doing the RVH when the puck is in front of the goal line. 1. Don’t make the first move, 2. No opponent on the back door, so the goalie can square up and come out, 3. Show 5-hole, then take it away. This shows how we as goalies cannot close the top corner from the RVH. #usahockey #goalienation #youthhockey #nhlhockey #icehockey #hockeygoals #goaliedevelopment #goaliecoaches #icehockeytraining #icehockeygoalie #goaliesquad #goaliesaves #goaliesonly

02/16/2021

Huge Save

Everyone knows life in a pandemic can be hard. It doesn't get any easier as a shooter facing a Goalie Academy Goalie. What an effort and what a save!

02/16/2021

Huge congratulations to @aiden.hopewell on being selected to attend the USNTDP tryouts! Hopewell joins past @goalie_academy goalies @mlackey97 and Mike Clemente and Jay Williams, who all played for USNTDP teams! @icarly30 also attended the USNTDP tryouts and Anthony Feyock represented the USA at World University Games! Very best of luck! #usahockey #goalienation #goaliecoaches #goaliedevelopment #goaliecamp #goalieschool #juniorhockey #ncaahockey #collegehockey #icehockeytraining #icehockeygoalie

02/15/2021

The best goalies reposition on their feet

Again, the goalie improves to repositioning on the feet for the pass instead of automatically sliding.
Greater efficiency and it allows for the small adjustments required of elite goalies.
#usahockey #goalienation #goaliesaves #goaliecoaches #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #goaliemom #icehockeygoalie #hockeygoalie #goaliecamp #goalieschool

02/15/2021

Goalies need to reposition on the feet

Here the goalie improves to repositioning on the pass on the feet instead of automatically sliding.
Greater efficiency and it allows for the small adjustments required of elite goalies.
#usahockey #goalienation #goaliesaves #goaliecoaches #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #goaliemom #icehockeygoalie #hockeygoalie #goaliecamp #goalieschool

02/15/2021

Congratulations to Michael Lackey on his first professional shutout and first star of the game followed by a one goal game win and second star selection! #usahockey #ushl #prohockey #echl #ahl #ncaahockey #collegehockey #cawlidgehawkey #goalienation #goaliesaves #shutout #firststar #goaliecoaches #goaliesquad #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #icehockeygoalie #goalielove #goaliecamp #goalieschool

02/14/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love your goalie(s)! #usahockey #hockeycanada #icehockey #goalienation #goalieunion #goalielife #goalie #icehockeygoalie #goaliegirl #goalielove #goaliemom #goalies #goaliecoaches #goaliecamp #goaliedevelopment #goaliesonly #goalieswag

02/09/2021

New England Hockey Journal
PROSPECTS

Prospect watch: New England’s top uncommitted goaltenders, February 2021
By Jeff Cox
February 8, 2021

Finding good goaltenders is one of the biggest challenges for college coaches and NHL scouts. There are fewer players at the position than their counterparts on forward and defense, and it’s tough to project goaltenders, due to varying levels of competition and teams protecting the final layer of defense.

New England has had its fair share of elite goaltenders over the years, including Boston College sophomore Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.), who was the starter for the gold-medal-winning Americans at the recent World Junior Championship. When USA Hockey tries to defend its top billing in 2022, Boston University freshman Drew Commesso (Norwell, Mass.) almost certainly will get the nod.

Tom Barrasso (Stow, Mass.), Brian Boucher (Woonsocket, R.I.), Jim Carey (Dorchester, Mass.), Garth Snow (Wrentham, Mass.), Rick DiPietro (Winthrop, Mass.), Jonathan Quick (Milford, Conn.) and Cory Schneider (Marblehead, Mass.) are other local products who stand out in my mind as notable goaltenders to make it to the NHL over the past few decades.

While it’s likely that New England’s three-year run of having the starting goaltender for USA Hockey at world juniors will come to an end after Commesso in 2022, there are some solid prospects coming up the road. The most likely candidate to be the next New Englander to start for USA Hockey at world juniors is ’06 Ryder Shea (Framingham, Mass.) of the Minuteman Flames. While Shea is too young yet to be contacted by college coaches, he shows clear signs of being an elite goaltender.

Outside goaltenders shining in New England

When discussing goaltenders from outside of New England who are making a name for themselves inside the region, there is one name that stands out as being most notable. That is Tristan Mecenas of Governor’s Academy, a late ’02 birth-year player.
The Mount Airy, Md., native has played in New England since the 2017-18 season when he suited up for Groton School. He spent another year with the Zebras before moving to play for Brian McGuirk’s program at the start of the 2019-20 season.

Mecenas checks a lot of boxes when it comes to looking for a top-notch goaltender. He’s a big goaltender, standing at 6-foot-4. Mecenas moves fairly well, is fundamentally sound, and keeps quiet in the crease. In addition to his time at Governor’s, Mecenas was very good in several games with the Cape Cod Whalers 18-U this fall and winter.

A pair of ’04s, Jack Spicer and Peter Sterling, split time between the pipes for MSC’s 16-U team.

Sterling was the more heralded goaltender coming into the year, mostly due to his large stature. The Washington, D.C., native’s promising season with Team Maryland in 2019-20 earned him a spot at USA Hockey’s NTDP Evaluation Camp.

Spicer has shined in several outings over the past 12 months, including the War at the Well last summer. From Rockville, Md., Spicer is also a product of Team Maryland but has been at MSC for two seasons now.
#usahockey #ncaahockey #juniorhockey #nhl #youthhockey #icehockey #goalielife #goalie #collegehockey #trusttheprocess #Perseverance #goalienation

02/09/2021

Pivot! #pivot #usahockey #goalienation #goaliedrills #goalielife #goalielife🏒 #goaliecoaches #hockeygoalie #hockeygoalies #icehockeygoalie #goaliegirl #youthhockey #goaliecamp #goalieschool

02/06/2021

Leslie in NCDC All Star Game

Congratulations to @connor.leslie on the selection to the NCDC All Star game! #usahockey #goalienation #juniorhockey #ncaahockey #collegehockey #cawlidgehawkey #icehockeygoalie #hockeygoalies #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #goaliecamp #goaliecoaches #goalieschool #goalies #goaliesquad

02/06/2021

Mecenas Tendered with SSK of NCDC

Congratulations to T Mecenas on his tender with @ssk_hockey @usphlhockey NCDC! #usahockey #goalienation #juniorhockey #youthhockey #collegehockey #ncaahockey #cawlidgehawkey #goaliecoaches #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #highschoolhockey #icehockeygoalie #hockeygoalie #hockeygoalies

02/05/2021

Hockey Unplugged

washingtonpost.com 02/03/2021

The Langley hockey team didn’t have a goaltender, so it turned to a swimmer

“His growth has been phenomenal,” Tourbaf said. “He went from not being able to stop any shot on the ground to moving across the ice and blocking a ton of shots.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/02/03/langley-goalie-leo-song/

washingtonpost.com Junior goaltender Leo Song had never played hockey before this season. He's learning quickly to keep his team afloat.

02/02/2021

Best of luck!

02/01/2021

New and/or young goalies, this is a great chance to improve on your basics!

We are still offering our rookie programs on Sunday mornings at 8:30am! Sign up today at LoudounIce.com/learn

02/01/2021

Making goalies better is what we do @goalie_academy. The first clip shows a very common goalie problem where they don’t get their hands high enough. A lot of goalies also think they can just stop “in the box” and only cover the net. If you look at it closely, the puck actually is arching. So the second clip shows the goalie accelerating through the box and while their hands may go past the net. Accelerating the hands through the save is the difference in pucks stopped. #usahockey #goalienation #goalie #goaliesaves #goalies #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #goaliedrills #icehockeygoalie #hockeygoalies #icehockey #girlshockey #goaliegirl #goaliegloves #ncaahockey #collegehockey #prohockey #youthhockey #juniorhockey #goaliecoaches

02/01/2021

Play reading. Patience. Timing. Elite goaltending! Staying on the feet as long as possible. If Ullmark slides on the first pass and guesses one-timer, there is NO WAY he gets back to have a chance on the one-timer off the second pass. Read more about how to be an elite goalie in REVISITING GOALTENDING at www.goalieacademy.com/book-order. #usahockey #goalienation #hockeygoalie #nhlhockey #hockeygoalies #icehockeygoalie #youthhockey #collegehockey #juniorhockey #aaahockey #highschoolhockey #goaliedevelopment #goaliesaves #goalietraining

01/26/2021

The Goalie Academy Goalie of the Month: Patrick Depault. @patrick_depault_40 is on the 3rd ranked 16UAA team in the Nation and he shutouts in 5 of his last 6 games, one of those coming against #2 ranked Texas Tigers. Paddy’s on fire! #usahockey #goalienation #goaliesaves #shutout #icehockeygoalie #hockeygoalie #hockeygoalies #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #goaliedrills #goaliecoaches #goaliemom #goalielife #goalielife🏒 #ncaahockey #collegehockey #highschoolhockey #aaahockey #youthhockey #juniorhockey

01/25/2021

The @theahl @thehersheybears opened training camp Saturday with some familiar faces to @goalie_academy! Coaches @padraigcarey3 and @joeleisenhower are both attending training camp! #usahockey #prohockey #goalienation #goaliesaves #goalieunion #hockeygoalie #hockeygoalies #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #ncaahockey #cawlidgehawkey #ahl #hersheybears

01/21/2021

Loudoun Ice Centre

It's that time once again for our player spotlight! This week we are looking at one of our goalies Matthew McCarey. Matthew is super dedicated to the game and the position he plays!

travisroyfoundation.org 01/18/2021

Donate Now | Travis Roy Foundation

Yesterday, we matched Joseph Bertagna’s donation to the Travis Roy Foundation from the sale of the book REVISITING GOALTENDING.

You can assist us in helping we th this great cause https://www.travisroyfoundation.org/donate-now/

travisroyfoundation.org

01/17/2021

Our sincerest THANK YOU! A portion of the proceeds of the book REVISITING GOALTENDING by Joe Bertagna and Darren Hersh goes to the Travis Roy Foundation. We just made a $170 donation on your behalf to this great cause and for that we THANK YOU!

Please consider additional donations. This is a very difficult year for all of us and while COVID-19 is extremely serious and all encompassing, we must try to remember the others that still need our help.

Again, our sincerest THANK YOU!

https://www.travisroyfoundation.org/donate-now/

01/11/2021

Register now!

Next Monday we are having a Goalie Clinic. You will have 2 1-Hour ice sessions as well as off ice training. For more details and to reserve your spot today, visit LoudounIce.com

01/11/2021

Loudoun Ice Centre

Go help our friends at Loudoun Ice Centre. You get one vote per email EVERY DAY!

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12/31/2020

Congratulations to @mlackey97 on his first professional hockey win tonight for the @solarbearshockey #usahockey #goalienation #prohockey #echl #ahl #nhl #goalielife🏒 #goalieunion #hockeygoalie #hockeygoalies #goaliesaves #goalietraining #goaliedevelopment #goaliecoaches #goaliecoach #goaliecamp

youtube.com 12/28/2020

Revisiting Goaltending: Stick Discipline

Check out another dive in to the book Revisiting Goaltending. Here we are talking about the importance of stick discipline.
https://youtu.be/jalAey51KTs

youtube.com Taking another look in on the book, Revisiting Goaltending. Here we explain why stick discipline is such an important part of the game

[12/27/20]   "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Anonymous (Einstein did not actually say this quote)

*Einstein said, “The RVH in front of the goal line is a bad idea.” *Einstein likely never said this either...perhaps

12/23/2020

Goal or No Goal

Facebook friends, we need your help to determine if this was a goal or no goal! React with “❤️” if you think it was NO GOAL! React with “😡” if you think it was a goal!

sportsnet.ca 12/17/2020

Henrik Lundqvist to miss next NHL season due to heart condition - Sportsnet.ca

sportsnet.ca Washington Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is withdrawing from the upcoming NHL season due to a heart condition.

12/17/2020

One of our top goalies getting recognized! 💪🏼

This week on the Player Spotlight, we are introducing you to William Oakley "The Oak Tree Goalie" Ask on your next visit about being our Player Spotlight!

youtube.com 12/15/2020

Revisiting Goaltending: Reading the Play - Recovery

RECOVERY: Stay Up or Go Down? A video covering material in the book REVISITING GOALTENDING by Joe Bertagna @nhlbruins @usahockey and Darren Hersh @goalie_academy Full video at https://youtu.be/1TWyC_yn8iM #usahockey #goalienation #goaliesaves #prohockey #ncaahockey #hockeygoalie #hockeygoalies #youthhockey #goaliecoaches #goaliecoach #goaliecamp #goaliedevelopment #goalietraining

youtube.com Another look in to the book Revisiting Goaltending. This week we are going further along with the reading the play concept and digging in to the recovery sid...

12/14/2020

Loudoun Ice Centre

Need a last minute Christmas Gift? Look no further than the book Revisiting Goaltending!

The perfect gift for any Goalie, Coach, or Parent! Order today at GoalieAcademy.com/book-order

12/14/2020

A lot of goalies come back rusty in January. Help keep the rust off by joining our goalie clinics at Loudoun Ice Centre.

The holiday break is just around the corner. Make sure you reserve your spot today in our Holiday Clinics! Visit LoudounIce.com today!

12/13/2020

Congrats to @connor.leslie on the win & the assist tonight! @twincitythunder #usahockey #juniorhockey #ncaahockey #goalienation #goalieunion #goalielife🏒 #goalielife #hockeygoalie #assist #playmaker #goaliesaves #goalies #hockeygoalies

12/11/2020

Holy Cow, SAVE OF THE YEAR! #saveoftheday #saveoftheweek #saveoftheyear #goalienation #goalieunion #usahockey #hockeycanada #hockeygoalies #goaliesaves #hockeygoalies #goaliecoaches #goaliecoach #goaliecamp #psuhockey #pennstatehockey #8uhockey #pucklife #goalielife #glovesaves #goaliegloves #goaliedrills #goaliedevelopment #goalietraining #wearepennstate #pennstate #goaliemom #goaliesquad #goalielove #goalieschool #goaliesonly #goalieproblems #youthhockey

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Huge Save
The best goalies reposition on their feet
Goalies need to reposition on the feet
Leslie in NCDC All Star Game
Mecenas Tendered with SSK of NCDC
Goal or No Goal

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