BLAINE, Minn. -- Fifty of the state's top high school goalies will be participating in the 2014 Minnesota Hockey Dave Peterson Reebok High Performance Goalie Camp, July 24-27, at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine.
This four-day, invite-only goalie development program, now in its 10th year, is designed to improve the individual skills and techniques of goalies in the 15-to 18-year-old age group. The list of participants will be posted prior to the start of camp.
“It’s extremely important we provide high-level development opportunities for boys and girls in this age group,” explained Steve Carroll, director of the goalie camp. “They are highly motivated athletes who are determined to improve their skills so they can help their high school teams be successful. Many of the participants also have set their sights on playing college hockey.”
The camp provides the goalies with an opportunity to learn the latest techniques and strategies from a combination of Minnesota’s most well respected and talented college and high school goalie coaches. Current Minnesota goalies from NCAA Division I and Division III schools serve as on-ice demonstrators/counselors.
Goalies are invited to participate in the camp based on their performance in the USA Hockey/Minnesota Hockey Reebok High Performance Festivals.
Goalies receive 12 hours of on-ice training and more than 10 hours of off-ice instruction. Classroom presentations include stretching, post-high school hockey options, nutrition, yoga, video analysis, equipment and mental sports performance training.
The camp is named in honor of Dave Peterson, a former Minneapolis high school hockey coach, who was a passionate leader in goalie development. Peterson also served as the head coach of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey teams in 1988 and 1992.
There are more than 63,000 players and coaches registered with Minnesota Hockey, the governing body of youth hockey in Minnesota and a USA Hockey affiliate.
For additional information about the goalie camp or other Minnesota Hockey programs, visit www.minnesotahockey.org.