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ELITE GOALIES PRE TRYOUT PREPARATION CAMP STARTS FRIDAY AUG 21 2015

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    AUGUST 20 2015! ELITE GOALIES CAMPS ARE SOLD OUT!

    "Being a pro is a lifestyle...a lifesyle you must live each and every day" Jim Nill DALLAS STARS GM

    ELITE GOALIES WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR A SOLD OUT SUMMER!

     

    CAMP SPOTS FOR SUMMER 2016 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER!

     

    ENROLL FOR THE ELITE GOALIES CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE NOW!!! GET AN "A" IN GOALTENDING!!! FULL CREDIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL!

     

    ELITE GOALIES PRE TRYOUT PREPARATION CAMP SCHEDULE FOR AUG 21-23 2015

    Hello Goaltenders and Families!!!!

    August 21-23  Elite Goalies will begin the PRE TRYOUT PREPARATION CAMP at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

    This is an awesome time of the year. This is the end of the 5 month training season and the beginning of the Hockey Season. This is where your 5 months of hard work off ice, on ice, and in the mental gym comes to fruition and we are coming off a SOLD OUT SUMMER of some outstanding goaltenders from minor hockey through pro!!! This camp is geared toward preparing you for your tryout process by running sessions geared toward using all of the skills that you practiced all summer and placing you in mini competitions with yourself using healthy pressure.  We are looking forward to working with you and we are looking forward to seeing you early Friday Morning! 

    REGISTRATION (Day starts at 7:00 and will end by 3:30pm) Pick up between 3:45 and 4pm will work)
    • starts at 6:45 am  in the main lobby and there you will receive your jersey and room assignments where you will place your equipment. You will have dressing room 7 or 8 which is reserved for Elite Goalies and that is where your equipment will remain throughout the day. Your equipment will go home with you each evening as the Oval has some significant events going on in various sports. 
    LECTURE ROOM 1054B (YES PARENTS ARE WELCOME BUT SEATS ARE RESERVED FOR ATHLETES AND STAFF PLEASE)
    • there are a number of lectures on the slate from warm up and cool down exercises, nutrition and evaluation tips. 
    • We will start off each day with a quick 15 minute meeting starting promptly at 7am to set the tone of the day, here is very little time to spare so please be on time and ready to go. 
    • Please ensure that you bring your journal and your "GAME PLAN" (if you have already attended our training camps this year) so that you can make appropriate additions or adjustments as required, this is your career so plan for success. 
    • We will have a 30 minute lecture at the end of Day 2 where I will address the group , answer questions deliver evaluation tips  and strategies and then say my goodbyes as I will be leaving for Madison Wi USA for our NHL Camp and Alex will be off to LA.
    IMPORTANT
    • Please do not wander around the facility away from your group. We are on an extremely tight schedule so ensuring that you have what you need (food snack drink and writing material wise) is critical. 
    • The trainers will be picking you up every day from the lecture room so be prepared to work out immediately and they will drop you off at your dressing rooms.
    • Food is not provided by Elite Goalies simply because of the various allergies and dietary restrictions. Please ensure that you are prepared to serve your personal fuel and hydration needs.
    • We have pre assigned nets based on the enrolment process and you will be advised the net you will be in. Please remember your partners and net assignments as the ice sessions move quick. 
    • You are a pro this week so let's practice like them.
    • After viewing the session our team may make adjustments to the groupings to maximize athletic experiences.
    • The schedule: we recommend that you print it off and have it with you so you will know everything you need to know for the camp.

    Here is the link to our website for the schedule and information!!!!

    www.elitegoalies.ca

    In closing, I am personally managing a serious family emergency at this time (my mother had a stroke) so I will apologies in advance for any interruptions or phone calls that I will field. Our goal is not to allow anything to impact your experience.  I am excited as is the team and can't wait to get started. 
     
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    Pasco Valana
    Professional Goaltending Coach 

    JAIME LEONOFF AND CHELSEA LADEN MAKE WOMEN'S HOCKEY HISTORY


    Setting the standard for Female Goaltenders Jaimie Leonoff and Chelsea Laden, the newest members of the Conneticut Whale of the NWHL

    Elite Goalies would like to congratulate Chelsea Laden (Quinnipiac Grad/Team USA Prospect) and Jaimie Leonoff (Yale Grad/Team Canada U22) on becoming 2 of 8 women in the world to sign contracts to play in the NWHL (the NHL for women) that will start this October 2015! Both clients have signed with the Conneticut Whale and will create a tandem in goal that is second to none. 

    "The level of commitment of these athletes is off the charts, an example is Jaimie, who recently graduated from Yale, decided to move from Montreal to train in Vancouver all summer privately 1 on 1, combined sessions with European and North American pros and in our Elite groups. Her gains in the have been phenomenal, continuing to impress coaches such as former NHLer Alex Auld and CIS goaltending coach Brendan Metz who also compliment her complete dedication and work ethic. "said Pasco Valana. "Her ability to immerse herself into the training and re-tooling arena is something that any coach would love to bottle the recipe for. It is a rebirth of a commitment to this new and exciting opportunity."

    "Chelsea Laden, also personal client  who is coming off one of the most successful seasons in NCAA history, flew out to Vancouver to meet up with her goaltending partner, and train together in ELITE 8, sharpened up her tracking and positional skills. Chelsea is one of the most humble but silently ferocious competitors who is moving closer and closer to earning a position with Team USA's National Women's Olympic team. Between Chelsea and Jaimie they will push the limits of the NWHL goaltending ranks to a whole new level. " 

     

    FEEDBACK FROM CAMPS SO FAR

    Hey Pasco,

    This is N V. I just wanted to say thank you for having me in your camp last week. I was very happy with the level of the camp because it pushed me and I felt I improved. After your camp, I went to the USHL Omaha Lancers Prospects camp and I felt I did very well there. I was able to use the head trajectory we worked on at camp in a game situation and I felt it was very effective. 
    Thanks again, I hope to work with you in the near future.
     
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    I have been to a number of camps throughout Canada and the United States and I have to say that this is the most complete camp with the most current techniques that I have ever been to. The on and off ice instruction was first class and I am so thankful that I was provided the opportunity to attend. 
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    PRO MENTORSHIP CONCLUDES JULY 30 2015

    An incredible week of technical goaltending immersion with Mike Valley (Director of Goaltending of the Dallas Stars), 12 veteran of the NHL Alex Auld, and professional goaltending coach Pasco Valana and 6 of the top goaltenders in the NCAA and CIS including Buffalo Sabres draft choice and USA top Goaltender from Notre Dame Cal Peterson and UNH standout and Calgary Flames Prospect Adam Clark, CIS Champion Luke Siemens, stand out Drew Case,  

    From climbing a mountain to paddle boarding in Deep Cove to take a break from 8 hour days of on and off ice goaltending mentorship , these goaltenders experiences the latest of goaltending coaching from the technical and tactical parts of the game. 

    Visual connection and lead, Correct Head and Eye Trajectory , Elite level Body Mechanics and the latest in Advanced Positioning just to name a few of the many topics .

    A tremendous group!

    ANDREW HAMMOND...SACRIFICE, SUCCESS AND APPRECIATION.


    Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators.

    Goaltender Andrew Hammond is an egoless, humble and hard working goaltender whose success could be attributed to the fact that nothing has ever been just handed over to him. He has worked hard in every stage of his career from minor hockey to Junior, Junior to the NCAA, the NCAA to the American Hockey League and now the National Hockey League. This opportunity that has been provided to him by the Ottawa Senators organization is a blessing, and with every moment that he is in the net you can see that he respects every moment in the game, he is completed clicked on and that stems from his tremendous character... engrained into him by his supportive and humble parents. The one thing that I hope that many athletes take away from this story is that nothing is impossible, although at times it may seem that way, have confidence that you are a worthy contributor to the success of any organization, work as hard as you possibly can in all areas of your game and be prepared to face your opportunity ...it will come when you least expect it... and you better be ready.

    Andrew was and now all of the success belongs to him, his family, his teammates and all of the fans of the Ottawa Senators.

    Never underestimate the power of a dream.

    PREMIER HOCKEY ANALYST RAY FERRARO OF TSN RADIO

    http://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040-i-1410/bmac-and-taylor-mar-19-hour-3-1.235399

    ALEX AULD ON SEKERES AND PRICE TSN RADIO: 

    http://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040-i-1410/sekeres-and-price-march-11-hour-2-1.228126

    ANDREW HAMMOND ON TSN RADIO

    http://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040-i-1410/hammond-time-with-sens-has-been-whirlwind-1.228640

     

    ELITE GOALIES CONGRATULATES POWER PERFORMERS

    Elite Goalies would like to congratulate the following goaltenders on their OUTSTANDING SEASONS this year! (we know we will be happily adding to this list so please keep us updated on your progress!)

    NHL ANDREW HAMMOND on matching a record set in 1936 as the best start for a goaltender ever. 12 games with less than 2 goals against, 2 shutouts and earning a point in every game!

    KHL CHRIS HOLT  10 seasons of .915 plus, a tower of consistency. This season earning points in 29 or 32 games played

    NCAA CAL PETERSON Just completed the longest game in the history of the NCAA stopping over 85 shots. Last Years Top Goaltender in the USA will be a premier player for the Buffalo Sabres in the coming years!

    NCAA CAM HACKETT commits to the NCAA's RPI with outstanding performances in the USHL. This Elite Goalies Pro Mentorship Graduate  is an oustanding prospect destined for professional hockey!

    NCAA SETS NCAA RECORD FOR MOST SHUTOUTS IN A SINGLE SEASON  WITHY 16 CHELSEA LADEN From her record setting season with Quinnipiac, 16 shutouts, Team USA Invites, 4 time All State MVP, and earning the coveted Mand Schwarts Award, and making her way into Sports Illustrated. There simply isn't enough phenomenal things to say about this kind, intelligent selfless and limitless athlete. We wish Chelsea the best of luck on her quest to make Team USA's National Team!

    TEAM USA U18 NATIONAL TEAM: ALEX GULSTENE: As she enters her final stages of Team BC's training camp, Alex Gulstene proves that she is the premier U18 prospect by being selected to compete for Team USA U18 TEAM! Already committed to the epitome of championship teams Minnesota of the NCAA!

    CIS SAMANTHA LANGFORD on her multiple shut outs and 1st overall in goals against, 3rd in gaa, 2nd in save % .932 and 3rd in winning % in the country.\ with 5 shut outs!

    TEAM ALBERTA U18 DAYNA OWEN'S outstanding season earned her a spot on Team Alberta's U18 Provincial Team and a spot next season with the University of Alberta Panda's CIS

    TEAM MANITOBA TORY MICKLASH makes the final stage of the selection process for Team Manitoba for this year's U18 National Championship. This young prospect has already committed to the University of British Columbia for 2016!

    MML/WHL Griffin Outhouse: Mac's Tournament MVP and Champion, and 2 shut outs so far in the Major Midget League Finals this signed WHL prospect will take the league by storm next season.

    MIDGET & PROVINCIALS 

    Incredible seasons for

    Zak Myrowich of the CSSHL earning the League's TOP GOALTENDER and one of the top goaltenders in the Province. Junior teams are looking to reward this athlete with a position at the Junior Level.

    Tucker Binning's Undefeated Season and playing in his 5th Provincial Championship winning his 3rd Provincials! Definitely playing above the Midget Level and destined to play Junior as his Midget Career comes to a close.

    Matt Henwood having an awesome season on the Island and playing at the Provincial Championships for Tier 1 Midget! Looking to make the well deserved Jump to Junior.

    Gavin Brink earning a position at the Provincial Championships with stellar play! Gavin is pushing top prepare to move to the Junior Ranks fast!

    Danielle Wierenga  and Kelsey Roberts battled hard in the BC Women's Major Midget League Provincial championships, with 1 game a piece it was a goaltending battle to the end with a 1-0 win for Prince George. Shots for Prince George 33 to Fraser Valley 26 and 1 goal separated the 2 teams. 

    Stay tuned for more updates, scholarship commitments, Drafted players and National Team members! (keep them coming EG goalies we are proud of you!) #1brickatatime

     

    email your results to pascovalana@elitegoalies.com

     

     

     

     

     

    WORLD OF GOALTENDING TOGETHER WITH : WWW.NETWORKGOALTENDING.COM


    The World of Goaltending just got bigger, and the information just got faster!

    The website that places the top goaltending minds in the world under 1 umbrella is Network Goaltending .

    FOUNDERS: Goaltending Coaches

    • Mike Valley from the Dallas Stars and Elite Goalies,  
    • Thomas Magnusson from the National Program in Swedan
    • Hannu Nykvist from the National Program in Finland
    • David Alexander from the Tampa Bay Lightning, EG and Alexander Goaltending

    Have put this website to share concepts, systems and ideas from the 4 corners of the earth. Check out www.networkgoaltending.com

    NET-TALKS GOALTENDING SYMPOSIUM CHICAGO IL USA AUG 29-30 2015!

     

    REGISTRATION FOR THE ELITE GOALIES CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (ACADEMY)

    Elite Goalies and the Richmond Olympic Oval is launching an "Academy Style" program Called the EG GOALTENDING CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE January 2015! Goaltender will be exposed to a customized and progressive goaltending curriculum designed to bring out the best in every goaltender in attendance. Certified Fitness consultants and professional level goaltender training, lectures, assignments and full academic credit from their school. Register today as a 1 spot remains.

    APPLY FOR THE ELITE GOALTENDING CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

    AUGUST 30 2014

    Elite Goalies has opened the application process to mark the first stage of the ELITE GOALTENDING CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE that is set to start this season. 

    The program will enable serious goaltenders to immerse themselves into professional level coaching and earn their Physical Education credits in school. 

    For more information apply now!

     

    http://www.elitegoalies.ca/page/show/501422-services-provided-by-eg-at-the-richmond-olympic-oval

    PASCO VALANA

    GOALTENDING COACH

    Phone: 778-908-4625

    ALEX AULD

    Professional Goaltending Coach

    Phone: 1-778-991-2538

    BRENDAN METZ

    Professional Goaltending Coach

    Phone: 1-604-728-2340

    I do not count the reps when I workout, I only count the reps when it starts hurting. ~ Mohamed Ali