Canadian Professional Goalie Schools have created the first and only goaltender specific prospects camp in the world.
Our mission at CPGS is to provide goaltenders around the world with the opportunity to showcase their talents in a unique and proprietary environment that is conducive to allowing goaltenders to showcase the various aspects of goaltending on and off the ice.
This program is built around exhibiting goaltenders mental, physical (Strength and Flexibility), and vision strengths as well as on ice components such as rebound control, movement, save selections, communication, and puck play. These are all aspects which allow goaltenders to display a complete package of their abilities to play the position.
This program was designed by Steve Briere and Cody Campbell.
Steve Briere is currently the Goalie Coach for the Fargo Force of the USHL and the Topeka RoadRunners of the NAHL. Cody Campbell is currently the Goalie Coach with the Odessa Jackalopes in the NAHL.
Most prospects camps have no goaltender specific evaluation involved. They simply recruit as many kids as possible and allocate them to a team but unfortunately they have very little control over true evaluation. Some camps may have an hour dedicated to goaltenders but none of the coaches are really paying attention. Some prospects camps have off ice testing, however none of the tests are goaltender specific. Finally, once the goaltender has finished the camp they are on their own to start all over again at the next camp.
At CPGS we have taken all of these issues and concerns and put together the goaltender dedicated prospects camps. These camps are built by goaltenders for goaltenders and will be used as the recruiting component for coaches in the USHL,NAHL, EJHL as well as various Canadian Junior Leagues and representation from NCAA Div I and III colleges.
Each goaltender will be filmed on every aspect of the camp and CPGS will create a video library to be used to promote each goaltender. This library can also be updated throughout the season in order to allow scouts the best and most up to date video on each goaltender.
Also unique to the CPGS Prospects Camp, goalies participate in Sports Vision Testing as well as a personality assessment and strength and flexibility testing. These are used to evaluate each individual goaltender so we can therefore get to know them on a personal basis.
Each goaltender will receive 9 hours of on ice instruction as well as 9 hours of off ice and classroom combination. Each goaltender will also receive and complete a recruiting guide and will receive free equipment trials from Stomp Goaltending and Warwick Masks.
The CPGS Prospects Camp is the only camp in the world that is dedicated to giving goalies a first class opportunity to showcase there talents over a full weekend to coaches and scouts at the Jr A, NCAA Div I and Div III levels.
Click on the following links to take a look at what our camp attendees had to say and to give you more of an insight into what we can offer.
Take a look at some of the CPGS ALUMNI at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxMm99nS4ug&list=UUTLO_H09yGiOnkI89vAxMtA&index=1
Personality testing performed by Gord MacFarlane of Coaching 2 Connect, http://www.coaching2connect.com/index.html
We recently came to realise that there are many goalies often overlooked during typical prospects camps due to the set-up of the camp and the lack of concentrated goaltender specific evaluation. This seems to be even more of an issue in girls hockey, which is why we have created the first ever GIRLS ONLY GOALIE PROSPECTS CAMP. Since it’s inception in 2011, the CPGS Prospects Camp for boys has helped NUMEROUS goalies move on to the Jr A, College and even Professional level! Throughout the years we have also had the opportunity to help girl goalies move on and take their career to the next level. With this said, we would like to futher expand the opportunities for our fellow female goaltenders and that is why we bring to you this girls only prospects camp.
Throughout this three day camp you will be faced with a very challenging and busy on and off ice schedule. You will have a total of 9 hours on the ice to showcase your skills to numerous Prep schools and Women’s JR scouts as well as NCAA D1 and D3 coaches and scouts. Each on ice drill is recorded on video in order to create a personal video library to be sent out to coaches and scouts for their online use. This has been a useful tool to help goalies showcase their talents to scouts who are unable to attend the camp. During off ice training, there will be various guest speakers to talk about NCAA hockey. You will also complete a goaltender designed vision and personality test prior to your arrival at camp to identify your strengths and weaknesses as well as the best coaching method for you. This personality assessment has been used by various NHL and College teams around the US and Canada, and you will receive a lecture on what your assessment can tell you about yourself as a goalie as well as a person. Finally, you will participate in goalie specific strength and flexibility testing and will receive a complete evaluation of your testing following the camp. This will help you and scouts measure your off ice performance and show your possible weaknesses in your training.
We be holding the Girls Prospects camp at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN, June 13 – 15, 2014, right in the heart of some of the best NCAA D1 and D3 Women’s hockey programs in the country. The cost of this camp is $995 which includes meals, room and board, and transportation. In order to do the best job possible we have limited the camps to 20 goalies.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Steve Briere at 256-520-9412. Canadian Professional Goalie Schools is owned and operated by Steve Briere who is currently the goalie coach for the Fargo Force of the USHL and the Topeka Roadrunners of the NAHL.