15+ Years experience as a goaltender
20+ Years experience playing hockey
Currently a goalie coach for Phil Martin's Goalie Academy.
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(An English translation follows)
Notre fils de 7 ans avait envie de devenir un gardien de but… Nous l’avons donc inscrit au Phil Martin Goalie Academy qui est un camp spécialisé pour les gardiens de but mais surtout un camp bilingue (francophone). Phil Martin et son équipe dynamique ont pris le temps d’analyser les besoins de chaque joueur, de faire un plan d’amélioration personnalisé ce qui a permis aux gardiens de développer et d’approfondir leurs habiletés tout en optimisant leur conditionnement physique. Par conséquent, le coup de patin de notre fils s’est amélioré et ses connaissances de la position de gardien se sont définies. Ce camp est donné de façon professionnelle, dans un contexte sécuritaire et amusant. Mais le plus important selon nous a été de voir sa fierté et son beau sourire suite aux encouragements des entraineurs. Merci, vous avez surpassé nos attentes!
Sophy et Alain (Zavier)
Our 7 year old son wanted to become a goaltender... We therefore decided to register him for Phil Martin Goalie academy which is a specialized camp for goaltenders but mostly since it is bilingual (francophone). Phil Martin and his dynamic team took the type to analyse the needs of each player, to draft a personal improvement plan which allowed the goaltenders to develop and improve their abilities while optimizing their physical conditioning. This had the effect of increasing our son's skating ability as well as improve his knowledge of the goaltending position. The camp was given professionally, in a safe and fun context. But the most important according to us was to see his pride and smile after the coaches encouraged him. Thank you, you have surpassed our expectations!
Sophy and Alain (Zavier)
Just to let you know we are still alive and kicking unlike the NHL season it seems :(. Times are very busy lately but I have managed to write an article or two which are waiting for final pictures and review before being posted.
In the meantime, you can follow the comedic write-up of games from our hockey team. I usually manage to find time to write those fictional articles after each game as they are less time consuming than regular articles.
Playing Defense in non-contact play is more difficult than when contact is permitted since you are unable to surprise the opponent with a good hit taking him/her out of play. The way to play defense is similar but relies much more on poke-checking and being more passive than playing the body.
This year's camp was very successful and superbly organized. Big thanks to all the shooters, volunteers and especially Phil for spending so much time organizing everything and developing the next generation of goaltenders. Feedback from parents and goalies was great. The coaching staff noticed all goaltenders improved throughout the sessions both on and off the ice.
Next year's edition of the camp promises to be very successful!
Good luck to all of the goaltenders in the tryouts and we hope you have a successful season!
(Over 1000 Pictures and 10 hours of video were taken during the camp and will be sorted/edited and uploaded as time permits.)