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COACHES: USAH High Performance Bronze Goaltending Clinic

By Mass Hockey, 08/14/19, 6:30PM EDT


USAH Coaching Clinic for those looking for Level 2 or Level 3 Certification

Register NOW for this USA Hockey High Performance Bronze Level Coaching Clinic! First come, first served..

Here is the first step in the Goaltending Coach Development Program! This one-day clinic will cover aspects of goaltending such as practice planning, teaching fundamental saves, foundation skating, puck handling, positioning, recovery and more.

It will be at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass. Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $45 for this clinic.

This clinic will satisfy a coach's Level 2 or Level 3 or Level 3 recertification USAH Coaching Clinic requirement for the current season (19-20). If a coach has already completed their clinic requirement, they are still welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.

By completing this clinic coaches will earn their Bronze Level Status. Learn more about the Goaltending Coach Development Program below and the various statuses.

Coaches are REQUIRED to register online for this clinic. Click on and/or copy & paste the following link.

If you have any questions, reach out to Massachusetts Goaltending Development Director Brian Eklund at and/or (781) 964-4029.

If you have more questions on what you need to be a USA Hockey Coach in good standing this season, check out our Coaches page here:

Massachusetts Goaltending Development Program

Click here to see more on what Massachusetts Hockey has to offer for Goaltending Development for coaches, players, entire organizations and more.

USAH Goaltending Coach Program:

This module is now available for $10.00 and it covers the basics in goaltending coaching and development. Completing this module is mandatory prior to entering the Goaltending Coach Program. Goaltenders and goaltender parents would highly benefit from this module as well.

Bronze Level:

Bronze Level High Performance (HP) Goaltending Development Coach Seminar is the first step the goaltending coach development program. These 1-day clinics will cover aspects of goaltending such as practice planning, teaching fundamental saves, foundation skating, puck handling, positioning, recovery and more. Seminars are available to Level 1 certified coaches and upon completion of the clinic coaches will go up one level within the CEP program, excluding to a level 4 or 5. By completing a HP Goaltending Coach Development Seminar a coach will earn his or hers Bronze Level Status.

Silver Level:

Silver HP Goaltending Development Coach Symposium is the second level of the goaltending coach development program. Symposiums will consist of 12 hours of on and off ice goaltending coach development. During symposiums coaches will learn the details coaching goaltenders ability to read plays, maximize net coverage in all situations, start team break-outs, intermediate and advanced skating techniques and more. During symposiums, coaches will go on the ice multiple times during goaltender development on-ice sessions to obtain hands on practice in coaching goaltenders. Coaches who complete this symposium will go up one level within the CEP program excluding to a level 4 or 5. Coaches who have completed the Bronze Level as well as a 2 day symposium will be awarded Silver Level Goaltending Development Coach status. 

Gold Level:

Gold Goaltending Development Summit is the highest level of the goaltending coach development program and is held in conjunction with the USA Hockey Level 5 Coaching Symposium. Coaches attending this event will spend over 13 hours of on ice and off ice on goaltending coaching development, covering all aspects of the position and the details of how to teach the concepts and create environments for optimal goaltender development. The conclusion of the summit will feature a peer reviewed coaching exam where coaches will be given the opportunity to coach goalies on the ice, off the ice with the use of video, and communicate with parents and coaches. Coaches who satisfactory complete all tasks during the Goaltending Development Summit within the Level 5 Symposium will receive their Level 5 Coaching Certification as well as be awarded the Gold Level Goaltending Development Coaches.