In-Season Training

In todays game, many teams try to provide goalie instruction, but time and time again the programs hamstring the instruction to cater to the players over the goalies.  In essence, turning the goalies in "Shooter Tutors." We have developed a program which will truly help develop the goalies.  The Zero4Sixty program will Develop Goaltenders at a faster rate by working with experienced Goalie Coaches on a set schedule throughout a season. With the addition to VST, goalie will get structure coaching tailored to their needs, and will provide to most consistent results. In the end this structured approach will act as a mentorship program for goalies that will be envied around the country.

New This Season!

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Many programs talk about total goalie training, but how many can statistically prove it?  The new VST system developed by Brian Eklund at MassCrease has produced results at the highest levels and is set to be brought to the youth levels and High School levels.  One large disconnect between goalie skills and game results is now gone.  Through the use of video, the coaches at MassCrease are able to break down a goalie's game analytically and see trends in their games (Both good and bad).  Through this information and trends, lessons will be tailored to work on these points.  As the season progresses (and more video is added in) the lessons will shift accordingly. On a weekly basis a MassCrease coaches will sit with the goalie and go over their Video, or send a Video review (through Hudl Technique App).  Also goalies will get "snap shots" of their progress statistically.  This is a NEW definition of total goalie training.

How it works

Parents and/or programs will video tape their goalies games.  Many different methods can be used.  A "GoPro" behind the net, an iPad, or even a Phone can record this video.  Every time the puck enters the zone the parent starts recording.  Once the puck leaves the zone...stop recording.  This "White Meat" approach will speed up the time it takes to breakdown the video by the coaches.  The parents help in this area makes it more efficient and will be needed throughout the course of a long season.

Once the video is taken you will send it to MassCrease's drop box in your goalies Folder.  MassCrease coaches will review the video and start pulling apart the video analytically and start formulating the next private skill session for the goalie.  Coaches will also pull a couple teaching points out of the video and send these reviewed clips back to the goalie through the Hudl app.

Season Breakdown

As the season progresses, and a larger sample size is broken down, MassCrease goalies will be able to see your goalies strengths and weaknesses as well as the teams strengths and weaknesses defensively.  Some times goalies have to learn to be an effective part of the team they play on...with the VST data goalies can better understand what they need to do in situations and understand and anticipate the types of shots/plays that will occur.  This goaltending breakdown can also be used to "Scout" opponents and see what deficiencies teams have defensively prior to playing them.  


The training is the most important part of this method.  At the start of the season, MassCrease coaches will run the goalies through our 8 week program working on Total skill development (takes about 4 weeks to complete).  After getting through the first month of the season MassCrease will start tailoring the private lessons to the individual goalies VST.  Goalies will get:

  • 8 Group Lessons working on Total Skill Development (to be used in the first 4 weeks of season/preseason)
  • 2 Private Lessons per week (after the initial 4 weeks) working on VST training
  • 1 practice integration per week (starts the first week of the season/preseason)
  • Unlimited On Ice Agility / Strength Training
  • Video breakdown of each game through the Hudl app
  • Analytical breakdown of team trends and the goalies games (VST)
  • Two meetings per year to discuss the overall "big picture" of where the goalie is at in their development


$3500 per month (8 month minimum)