The Goalie Academy

The Goalie Academy

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

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

Mission: To assist all goalies in their development to #1. reach their lofty aspisrations, and #2. to have more fun playing hockey by being the best they can be. Regardless of your personal goals, we can help make you a better goalie!

Continue to enjoy coaching goalies in the IVY League!

Screen Mirror Drill Reston Raiders Hockey Club Spring Development practices

Shut ‘me down, Grubi!

Playoff predictions through team goalie history Vintage Goalie Masks Hockey's Greatest Goalies Hockey Goalies Hockey Goalie Parents NHL Hockey Goalies Hockey goalie

Net push relay

The younger group’s turn

Reaction and blocking

Talk about fun playing goalie...

Skating disguised as relay races

Day 4 of Spring Break Goalie Camp Loudoun Ice Centre

Spring Break Goalie Camp!

Day 3

They wanted a shot at the title

Legs feed the wolf, gentlemen

GA Spring Break Camp: Improving goalies quickly. First making butterfly saves, but not controlling rebounds. Then breaking it down with a butterfly, then making the stick save. Finally, putting it all together!

Spring Break Goalie Camp Loudoun Ice Centre

Terrible goal. Still the goaltending world coaches and justifies the RVH. The Golden Rule of Goaltending has NEVER changed and NEVER will, which is the goalie can NEVER make the first move.

Adjusting and improving. First the goalie doesn’t trust positioning and reacts, which opens holes up high and in the five hole. He adjusts to trust his positioning, closing holes and staying big, filling the net.

What do we do at The Goalie Academy? We make goalies better. Here is a goalie improving, within minutes, making stick saves to the Blocker side, which is difficult to do. This is how you coach a goalie

Esposito brothers honored by Blackhawks, Tony shows off old mask

Way to go Espo! The Esposito Brothers, Tony and Phil, finally skated on the same side in Chicago for "One Last Shift" and the younger sibling even dusted off the old goalie mask.

Working on screens. 5:30am. #Breakfastclub #HellServedForBreakfast

[04/02/19]   “I know it's only beer league, but it is so much fun to play well.” -Anonymous Adult Goalie
Thank you! This is what the training is all about! It is FUN TO BE GOOD!

Tryout Preparation

Rebound Control with Nubby!

The Scrambler

Northfield Mount Hermon incoming goalie working on body traps. 5:30am

Next ‘tender at Tabor Academy. Very best of luck!

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Max Cichanowicz on his commitment to play at St. Lawrence University next year! Many have consistently worked hard at The Goalie Academy, but few have consistently worked harder than Max! Too many 6am sessions to count, synthetic ice training, Elite camps, tourneys, A, AA, & AAA teams, coaches, and school teams. Take a nice look back, celebrate, & then set new goals and work the way you have learned how!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Behind the net play

We Found Even More Champions!

Winning is Contagious, especially true at The Goalie Academy!

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

Taking Home The Hardware

The Goalie Academy Goalies Hoisting Cups & Banners....

Back to basics

This goalie has the old school flair of one coached by Joe Bertagna Goaltending and Cap Raeder, but we would have noticed him...

Net drive and screen/tip



The GA is teaming up with Puckeaters to help Adult League goalies and teams find each other when needed! Puckeaters serves the entire USA, so spread the word! Tell us the number of goalies you need, when your game is and what level you are looking for. We offer goalies for every situation

Congratulations to Max Campbell and Langley for winning the NVSHL Championship!

2019 GA Summer Camps. Register Now! Our 23rd consecutive summer of goalie training!

Hockey's Greatest Goalies

Old Time Hockey Goalies

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