WELCOME TO SELECT GOALTENDER SCHOOL
Goaltending is more than just stopping pucks. This unique program will teach and drill physical skills related to goaltending such as half butterflies, two pad slides, shuffles, transitions, etc., along with the mental skills such as save selections, “reading the play,” angles, situational analysis, etc.
THE SCHOOL’S FORMAT
The classroom time will focus on individual video analysis of isolated goaltender movements and save selection skills. This session will also include review of skills taught that week (Group B) or presentation of skills to be taught that week (Group A) all in a classroom environment.
ON ICE PROGRAM
The ice time will be divided into 2 areas of FOCUS. The first 1/2 hour will focus on teaching and drilling the skills of goaltending in an isolated fashion. The remaining 1 and 1/2 hours we will apply those skills in a “station environment” simulating game-like situa- tions. Great training tools such as screen boards, deflection boards, glove weights, focus enhancers, mini pucks and white pucks will be used.
CLASSROOM & VIDEO ANALYSIS
In order to accomplish the task of educating your goaltender, goaltenders will receive the following every weekly session: Off Ice Training (Group A 1/2 hour) (Group B 1 and 1/4 hours), On Ice Training (2 hours) and Classroom Video Analysis (3/4 hour). Over the 10 sessions (1 Off Week), Group A Goaltenders receive 32 and 1/2 hours and Group B Goaltenders receive 40 hours of supervised training.
OFF ICE DRYLAND PROGRAM
The off-ice dryland time will be divided into 2 areas of FOCUS. The first 1/2 hour will focus on stretching and basic movement drills of goaltending with the combined Group A and Group B. Group B will continue off-ice dryland for another 3/4 hour simulating game-like situations with a more “intense” focus.
Dan Kodatsky’s Philosophy
There is no substitute for hard work. Dan works the players very hard. But, he also believes in having fun … lots of fun. Humor is a major part of the teach- ing process. In addition, the players work together as a “team” or “family” during this summer program.
Over 29 years of coaching goaltenders
ABOUT DAN KODATSKY
Now in his 29th year in Minnesota, Dan has coached goaltenders in Canada, New York, and throughout the upper Midwest States. Dan has coached at the Division I and III College level, as well as Junior, High School and Youth Hockey levels. His hard work and superb ability to communicate have made Dan a leading goaltender instructor/consultant for many youth hockey programs. Dan has worked hand-in-hand with Mitch Korn, current Goaltender Coach for the NHL Nashville Predators, for the past 29 years.
Dan played Junior A hockey in Ontario, Canada, before his 4 year career at Miami University (of Ohio). Miami competes in Division I Hockey in the C.C.H.A. While at Miami Dan was honored with the Most Valuable Player award twice, Rookie of the Year, and has set and holds many MU goaltender records. In 2006 he was inducted into the Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dan is on the ice 100% of the time and he leads both the on-ice and off-ice classroom sessions for the entire program!
CURRENT AND PAST INSTRUCTORS
Select Goaltender School Team
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sessions & training
2017 Select Goaltender School
5:00-5:30pm Off-Ice Dryland Training EPCC Facility (Combined Groups A and B)
5:45- 6:30pm Combined Classroom & Video Analysis in classroom at EPCC Gym (Group A)
5:45- 6:30pm Intense Off-Ice Dryland Training EPCC Facility (Group B)
7:00 - 9:00pm Ice Session EPCC Rink #3 – Movement Agility/Shooting Stations (Combined Group A and Group B)
9:00pm Group A done/home
9:15 -10:00pm Combined Classroom & Video Analysis in classroom at EPCC (Group B)
10:00pm Group B done/home
Monday Evenings – June 12th – August 21st
EACH PARTICIPANT MUST HAVE THEIR OWN MEDICAL INSURANCE. Neither Dan Kodatsky nor anyone associated with this 2017 Select Goaltender School will be responsible for any medical or dental insurance. Any accidents will be treated at the nearest hospital. Our medical insurance form, including our medical liability release statement, will be included in the final detailed information packet mailed to you. In order to participate, the form must be signed by a parent or guardian and brought to registration on June 12th.
All players must supply and properly wear their own, full, legal equipment. A camp jersey will be provided. All players should be able to dress themselves for the ice. Partial parental assistance is permissible outside the locker rooms. An individual water bottle is highly recommended.
location & Contact
Eden Prairie Community Centre-Ice arena
16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346