school location:16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
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School's Objective

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.

skills training

Continuous Improvement

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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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

Mitch Korn

Consultant — current Goaltender Coach, Nashville Predators, NHL

Matt Lundin

Instructor — Former Mercyhurst College and University of Maine Goaltender, former Apple Valley HS Goaltender

Jake Kremer

Instructor — Former U of M Gopher Goaltender, former Eden Prairie HS Goaltender
Testimonials

SEE WHAT COACHES HAVE TO SAY

Bob Motzko — Head Men’s Hockey Coach, St. Cloud State

“ Having known and worked with Dan Kodatsky for the past 29 years, I have witnessed his dedication and passion for teaching and inspiring young goalies to better themselves. Dan’s knowledge and coaching abilities benefit goaltenders looking to climb the ladder of success.”

Mike Pelino — Former Assistant Coach, New York Rangers, NHL and Canadian Gold Medal Olympic Hockey Team

“ I can say first hand as a Canadian Junior hockey teammate and longtime friend of Dan Kodatsky, Dan’s understanding of the position of goaltender is outstanding and he clearly communicates the fundamentals of this position in a manner that is easily understood by goaltenders mite level through the professional ranks.”

 

Mitch Korn — Goaltender Coach, Washington Capitals, NHL

“Having coached and worked with Dan over these past 30 years, he demonstrates a unique ability to transfer his knowledge, experience and understanding of the unique position of goaltending in such a manner that goaltenders of ALL levels benefit”

sessions & training

2017 Select Goaltender School

Monday Evenings - June 12th - August 21st
Monday Evenings

Typical Schedule

Typical Schedule
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

policies

School Requirements

Medical Insurance

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.

Equipment Requirements

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.

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location & Contact

School Location: 

Eden Prairie Community Centre-Ice arena
16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346