This season, the OGHA will again be offering free goalie clinics to its Novice, Atom, and Peewee goalies. The board is encouraging all those interested to attend bi-weekly training sessions run by Joe Ross (OGHA Director of Goalie Development). These sessions will be held at Brian Kilrea Arena (2185 Arch St) from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on the following Tuesdays:
October 9 & 23, 2018
November 6 & 20, 2018
December 4 & 18, 2018
January 15 & 29, 2019
February 12 & 26, 2019
Please contact Joe Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
As well this season, the OGHA will be using a cost-matching model for all competitive teams and the Bantam & Midget house league teams. The hope with this model is that ALL OGHA goalies will receive the necessary position specific training that is missing from regular practices.
Each team is encouraged to provide a minimum of $600 of goalie specific training per goalie on their team. The OGHA will cover 50% of goalie development costs to a maximum of $300 per goalie. For example, if a team has two goalies and spends $1,200 on goalie training, they will receive a $600 rebate on their ice bill. If a team has two goalies and spends $1,500 on goalie training, they will receive a $600 rebate on their ice bill. If a team has one goalie and spends $200 they will receive a $100 rebate on their ice bill.
Are you a new goalie and looking for some goalie-specific training, why not try the Eastern Ontario Goaltending Academy (EOGA). They are a new goalie skills and development company and are offering discounted development sessions for any OGHA goalie that registers with them for the upcoming 2018/19 winter season.
For the 2018/19 winter season, EOGA will run their clinics every Saturday from 11:15 - 12:05 on the Studio Ice at the Minto Skating Centre on Lancaster Rd. As space is limited to six goalies on the ice at once, if you are interested or would like to inquire about the cost, you are encouraged to contact Darren Keating as soon as practical at www.eoga.ca or (613) 859-7042.
Missed your opportunity with EOGA? Don’t worry. There are other academies available such as but not limited to:
Goalie Army Academy - http://www.gaahockey.com
Goaler U - http://www.goaleru.com
Sensplex Goalie Academy - http://www.sensplex.ca/goalie-academy