ABOUT GOLD IN THE NET
From the Beginners to the Pros
“The will to WIN is easy. The will to PREPARE to win is difficult.” Goaltending is the greatest game on the Ice and becomes even GREATER as a student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities improve.
Gold in the Net goes the extra mile to improve ALL the vital goaltending skills necessary for our students to excel to the next level. Experience our commitment to developing our goaltenders skills!
Gold in the Net is recognized as a world leader in setting the standards for the development of hockey goaltenders. Our dominant presence spans across not only all of Canada, USA but includes a franchise locations in Finland.
For 35+ years Gold in the Net has guided 12 students into the NHL and has assisted in the training of 10 National Team Goaltenders, achieving 6 Olympic Medals and 12 World Championship Medals. In addition, GITN students have had success with 8 Professional League Championships from the AHL, KHL, both Finnish & Swedish Elite Leagues. GITN continues to work with goalies all over the globe, we have built our programs on our strength and abilities to see and understand the evolution of the game not only here in Canada, but on the World stage, focusing on a goalie’s style and system based on his or her strengths and weaknesses.
Gold in the Net is the first hockey school to create and implement a Mental Training Course to address the important issue of mental training for goalies. Combined with an on-ice element it has three classroom settings each day to understand theories, practical and a daily debrief. It allows the goalie not only to understand what mental training is but helps guide them through the process of creating templates that will assist them in continuing there development on there own.
Gold in the Net has two state of the art Real Ice Training Centers located in St. Albert, Alberta; and Brockville, Ontario. These mini Real Ice Training Centers are specifically designed to train goaltenders.
Our NHL alumni consist of Founder, President and CEO, Perry Elderbroom, a former goaltending coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets; Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers; Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars; Robin Lehner of the Ottawa Senators; Karri Ramo of the Calgary Flames; Antero Niittymaki formally of the Philedelphia Flyers; franchise owner Fredrik Norrena formally of the Columbus Blue Jackets; and David LeNeveu formally of the New York Rangers.
Professional development for all ages and skill levels.
Shoot Out Award
At the end of each camp is a shoot out where each goalie will test his skills in a breakaway competition. The winner in each group or level receives a Shoot-Out Champion Medal.
This medal is awarded to all student who have been to the program for 3 years or more showing their dedication and commitment to improving their game with Gold in the Net.
Die Hard Award
The Die Hard medal is one of the hardest medals to win as it is chosen by the instructing team to who best exemplifies a Gold in the Net student. One who is hard working, eager to learn, enthusiastic, and always courteous to everyone. It is
POWER SKATING & MOVEMENTS
Power Skating & Movement Sessions is something that most schools take very lightly. At Gold in the Net, we understand its importance and how it can affect the outcome of the game. Gold in the Net offers a daily power skating program that is designed to improve and increase balance, strength, and speed and to provide more explosive power on the ice that will intensify the goalie’s game. Daily Power Skating & Movement Sessions included in Summer Camp programs.
DRYLAND (OFF ICE CONDITIONING)
Power is the optimal combination of speed and strength to produce movement. By increasing either one you can increase power. Increase both and it gives you maximum results creating “Explosive Power”.
Gold in the Net built its fundaments around this concept and has implemented during our “Goalie-Specific Dryland Training”. It varies in its degree of difficulty in accordance with the program the student has selected, so there is a specific Dryland program design to meet the needs of each and every on ice program.
Students are filmed throughout the week at various drill stations on the ice. The GITN Instructor is equipped with a mike while the lesson is in progress, providing the goaltender real time response to his positioning in net. At the end of the week the student will have a copy of their own personal DVD to take home with them and refer back to.
BONI PUCK MACHINE
Gold in the Net uses the world famous Boni Puck Shooting Machines. The puck machine is designed to create perfect movements by having complete control of the speed and placement of the puck. It is highly accurate and when working on specific movements or looking to create good habits it is an excellent tool. Although it is not used exclusively, as Gold in the Net requires skilled shooters as well to complete the program, the Boni Puck machine is used almost daily in most programs.