Goalies Inc. camp wraps up stop in Duluth
Hundreds of hockey camps are held across the State of Hockey every year. However this weekend, a one of a kind goalie only clinic put on by Goalies Inc. hit the ice at AMSOIL Arena.
"We do camps in Washington, we do camps in DC, we do camps in Vegas, San Diego. [We’re] going to New York next week, so we’re probably one of, if not the, biggest goalie schools in the nation, and we make a stop in Duluth every year," Goalies Inc. owner Jim Stanaway said.
In operation for about 15 years, the hockey school runs around 30 camps a year.
The two day clinic hosted around 40 goalies from ages eight to 18. It’s focused on fundamental skill development, application, and reactionary decision making.
"We do a lot of skating edge work, being able to adjust their balance and stability and their stance," Stanaway explained. Making sure that they can skate, keep up with the pace of the games. We talk about how they can apply those different fundamental skills, we talk a lot about decision making and how they utilize their brains a little bit. Not just talk about making a glove save, but how they apply it."
Stanaway added that one University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey netminder even served as a trainer during the weekend.
Goalie Inc.’s next stop is New York City.