Year after year, hockey training has become more complex and advanced in hopes of building the best players possible. Techniques and training change over time, but the objective is always to gain a competitive edge. Here is a look at what a few different goalie training facilities have been focusing on throughout the Northeast.
Going to hockey school
Stop it Goaltending, with locations throughout Massachusetts, has developed a 38-week "Bridge Program" to help players from ages 13 to 15 develop into the best goaltenders possible. Players attend Connections Academy, a virtual, accredited K-12 school, at Stop It Goaltending centers, with academic supervisors onsite. Players are given more time to continue growing and developing as hockey players. The program also features strength and conditioning, yoga and vision training.