Michigan goaltenders invited to participate in USA Hockey development summit

By @MichaelCaples –

USA Hockey recently announced a new Goalie Coach Development Program in conjunction with the governing body’s Coaching Education Program.

For implementation, however, they need some help from goalies in the Great Lakes State.

From June 15-17, a Goaltending Development Summit will be taking place at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, as goaltending leaders from around the country will come to the home of the National Team Development Program to iron out the details.

On the final day of the summit, they’re planning on running a goaltending clinic to put into practice the development principles that will be the foundation of the new Goalie Coach Development Program – and they are asking for local goaltenders of all ages and skill sets to take part in the free event.

“We’re excited to offer this opportunity to Michigan goalies to be able to learn the newest techniques and curriculum that will be part of the new Goalie Coach Development Program,” said Livonia native Phil Osaer, USA Hockey’s American Development Model manager for goaltending, “while being taught from goalie development people from around the country.”

There are two on-ice sessions; the ‘Howard Group’ will skate at 10 a.m. and the ‘Gibson Group’ will skate at 11:10 a.m.

Participants will receive free training from the world-class coaches, and they will be able to give feedback and be some of the first goaltenders to experience new techniques.

For more information on how to register for the summit, click here.

For more on the new Goalie Coach Development Program from USA Hockey, click here.

MiHockey Staff

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