BIG GAME GOALTENDING
BIG GAME GOALTENDING
Own Your Game

How We Work? What's The Goalie To Coach Ratio? Do I have to Commit Long Term?

WHAT'S YOUR PHILOSPHY ON HARD WORK?
100% hard work makes a big difference, while it isn't the only factor, it is a big factor. That being said, we believe in age appropriate training, ie- young kids are just that, while we will encourage and work with them to work hard, we won't yell at young kids to do so. At the right age we do become a lot more brutally honest. 

WHAT'S YOUR PHILOSPHY ON DEVELOPING GOALIES?
We are insistent that everyone is unique and has "their" own style. The best goalies long-term are those use their natural abilities to their advantage. We do not believe in goalie machines. While this works better short term, long term it leads to goalies quitting early then they would have otherwise. This is not to say we don't believe in technique and crease control, but all at the right age and within each individuals abilities.

DO I HAVE TO COMMIT LONG TERM? 
NO! The way we work is you can «  drop-in » to sessions, ie- sign up online to a session (we have 4-6 sessions available per week depending on the time of year.) All levels of goalies are welcome at any session. We split the ice into different sections. Depending on the level of coach you choose (Pro, Senior, Junior) your child will be placed accordingly.

WHAT'S THE GOALTENDER TO COACH RATIO?
All of our selections are 2 goalies to 1 coach. Unless you specifically ask for privates 1 to 1. We've recently introduced « group sessions » , 3-6 goalies, 2 goalies per net with shooters and a Pro coach (normally for intermediate/advanced goalies who want to get reps in while seeing a pro coach at better rate)

ARE YOUR SESSIONS FOR BEGINNER GOALIES?
Yes, we offer a few different levels of coaches depending on your needs.

WHAT TYPE OF COACH SHOULD I CHOOSE IF MY CHILD'S A BEGINNER GOALIE?
Normally goalies starting off choose the junior coach or senior coach options (45$ and 65$) respectively. While training with a pro coach has it's advantages at every level, cost is also an issue and while Pro coaches have a lot of advantages, it isn't necessarily worth it for beginners.

ARE THERE SAVINGS IF WE TRAIN MORE OFTEN?
Yes, eventually if you decide it’s a good fit, we offer various packages where you can save between 5% and 20%.

CAN GIRLS TRAIN?
Of Course!! We Coach and have coached many girls/women and try to have female instructors whenever possible

CAN ADULT GOALIES TRAIN?
Yes, You may be paired with a younger student but adults/ parents/ young timers who always wanted to play goalie are all welcome.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COACHES LEVELS?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE TRAIN?
Obviously we're biased, but the reality is more practice, especially specific proper practice is better...within reason. Every kid is different, some need more training then others, some can't handle as much as others. 

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS TOO MUCH TRAINING?
YES!! and no. My default answer would be yes, while position specific training at a young age can have great benefits, it depends on a few factors. A) Are the sessions fun, kids need to have fun, it's a crucial part to learning LONG TERM. B) How into it is your child, if you're constantly forcing them to the rink, it's clearly too much. C) Every child is different, some don't need as much training others need more. Some need to be pushed more others not so much.

ARE YOU OPEN TO OUR SUGGESTIONS?
Within reason. Were aren't at your child's games so we will always listen. That being said we may also choose to go a different route.