Netscience Goaltending strives to help every goaltender improve their skills, have fun and grow confidence. We believe that goaltending requires great athleticism, visual skills, hockey sense and mental strength that all deserve attention and development. Our summer camps provide intense attention to detail on the ice,
daily classroom lectures along with provided meals, video analysis, goalie specific dryland,
vision training and mental training.
AAA and Junior shooters are hired at every Netscience Summer Camp to ensure appropriate and challenging shots for all stages of development.
All Netscience camps are 12 goalies maximum, and have a 3:1 Student-to-Instructor ratio.
Over time, steady improvements can be made in strength, speed, flexibility and size. Immediate improvements are made by improving Goaltender IQ, technique and tactical decision-making.
We believe that the passion for the sport and position is what makes goalies great. The combination of education, challenges and encouragement is what makes working with us a great experience!
Being a goalie is fun, and the better you are at it, the more fun it is!
Each day starts on the ice for 1 hour of developing goalie specific footwork, butterfly mobility and puck handling skills.
Mobility sessions pertain to the day’s theme and incorporate movement patterns anticipated in the upcoming puck-stopping session. This time allows for advanced edgework practice and time to perfect details that would otherwise be combined into game scenarios.
On Ice Mobility sessions are directly followed by a quick off-ice cool down, then meal time, classroom and video review.
Our breakfast is way over the top and much more amazing than we require, but we'll take it! The Breakfast Buffet includes bacon, sausages, hockey puck shaped-waffles, French toast, fresh fruit, and apple/orange juice
For lunch, we are spoiled by Coach Larry's 2 favorite cooks.
Day 1: Spaghetti + Garlic Bread/Caesar Salad
Day 2: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Day 3: Fettuccini Alfredo + Garlic Bread/Caesar Salad
Day 4. Taco Salad
Breakfast, Classroom Lectures and Video Analysis are all located at the Best Western Hotel Conference Room.
*Best Western Hotel(Attached to Lloydminster SSC) offers Netscience Clients a rate of $115 per night during camp*
Once the athletes have had a chance to dig in to their breakfast or lunch, we get into our classroom portion of the day.
Classroom topics include sports psychology, ocular science, tactical discussions and the science of skill acquisition. After every puck-stopping session, goalies have the opportunity to review their time in goal at each station. Film Analysis provides time for instructors to have more dialog with students about the technical requirements and tactical options of each situation. It also allows athletes to see mistakes, making necessary corrections easier to diagnose and correct by the individual athlete.
Athletes who learn to assess themselves while developing skills will have a great advantage over those who can only learn from the instruction of others.
*Goalies receive mental training and tactical handouts to keep for continued use after camp*
One thing every athlete can do to improve their craft is become more athletic. Goalies are no exception, as we play the most physically and mentally demanding position in all of sports.
We hire professional physical therapists to facilitate our dryland sessions to ensure exceptional programming is provided. Dryland training contains lessons on injury prevention, self-myofascial release and in-season off ice conditioning.
*Goalies receive a Lacrosse Ball to keep for continued use after camp*
Netscience Vision and Coordination training sessions focus on the 3 aspects of sports vision:
Developing precision in projectile location and timing.
Accelerating Eye-Brain-Body cognitive speed.
Identifying our position relative to objects around us, and the relative position of objects to each other.
Goalies build a repertoire of pre-game rituals including solo coordination drills, pairs reaction training and flow-inducing visual exercises.
We utilize these training tools to maximize on-ice skill transfer and fun.
Vision Training utilizes the VIZUAL EDGE - Vision Performance Training System.
Visit www.vizualedge.com/netsciencegoaltending to benefit from the full program! Goalies registered in the 6-month Vizual Edge program receive a $50 discount in 2023 Summer Camps.
*Goaltenders receive a fresh set of racquet balls to keep for continued use after camp*
Puck Stopping sessions all begin with a 30 minute visual warm-up, where goalies see 200+ stationary shots before breaking into situational stations.
This time allows focus on shot response mechanics and developing goaltender's visual process.
Each puck stopping session has a unique, compounding lesson plan. Each visual warm-up corresponds to that sessions programming.
The next 60 minutes consist of scoring situations that adhere to the days theme.
Every station includes an experienced instructor and 1-2 AAA and Jr. Shooters.
Scoring stations utilize different training tools for skill isolation and game simulation:
Netscience's own special flavor of GATORADE Mix is provided for goalies to use throughout the week.
To finish each day, professional meditation instructor Bobbie Nunweiler gives our athletes a calming and reassuring departure.
After puck stopping situations, athletes get back into dryland attire and quietly enter the area that meditation practice is located. Mats, bolsters, water and towels are waiting for goalies arrival.
The purpose of meditation is to be responsible for our inner dialog and to develop better concentration and emotional control.
Our athletes complete a condensed version of a usually 9-hour guide to inner dialog control and self awareness.
It is a favorite for goalies and parents!