GOALTENDING DEVELOPMENT

YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION, PAIRED WITH ELITE LEVEL PLAYING EXPERIENCE FROM OUR COACHES WILL PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF ARGUABLY THE HARDEST POSITION IN SPORTS

Evolution Hockey Goaltending runs within the structure of Evolution Hockey. What does that mean? Each on-ice session, the participating goaltender(s) will spend an allotted amount of time with one of our passionate and dedicated goalie coaches working on goalie-specific technique and tactics. For the remainder of the skate, the goaltender(s) will take part in highly-competitive game-situational drills, small area games and scrimmages that will test and enhance important aspects of the position like skating, depth control, compete level and goalie IQ.

In addition, Evolution Hockey Goaltending offers one-on-one training. Each one-on-one session will include a practice plan designed specifically for the participating goaltender.

Every on-ice session – whether it be a traditional skate like the first paragraph mentions or a one-on-one – goaltenders will receive a short video package on the CoachNow app. The app allows each goaltender to view the video package along with the ability to make comments and communicate with the Evolution Hockey goalie coaches. Don’t have an account on CoachNow? Don’t worry, an Evolution Hockey goalie coach will walk you through the simple and easy process of setting one up.

WHAT WE WORK ON

  • Puck handling skills
  • Tactical awareness
  • Goalie IQ
  • Athleticism

ON-ICE SESSIONS WILL PROVIDE

  • Regulation-sized ice to maintain proper sight-lines and angles
  • High-quality shooters
  • Video analysis
  • Game-situational drills and small area games
  • Use of multiple teaching tools
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HEAD GOALTENDING COACH

Jesse Deckert

Jesse has been immersed in hockey, and more specifically the goaltending position, for over 25 years. He has had the privilege to play in the MJHL, BCHL, WHL, CIS, ECHL and AHL, as well as take part in NHL training camps.

Over the course of his playing career, he has had the opportunity to learn first-hand from some of hockey’s best goaltenders and coaches, including Vladislav Tretiak, Mitch Korn, Carey Price, Olaf Kolzig and Trevor Kidd.

Jesse’s specialized playing experience and passion for teaching the game, combined with Evolution Hockey’s progressive approach to long-term athletic development, offers goaltenders the opportunity to become game-changers on and off the ice. His priority is creating a learning environment where training with Evolution is the best part of your day!