GOALIE SKILLS ARE COMING TO THE STARS!!!
The Coastal Stars are proud to announce we are enhancing and formalizing our Goalie program! This includes a dedicated goalie coach, professional and structured try-outs and evaluations as well as a weekly skills and coaching program.
We have joined with highly respected goalie coach, Erik Shields of Scituate, to provide a structured goalie program to all our full time squirt, pee wee and bantam goalies. Erik is a lifetime goalie, he competed at the High School, Juniors and the Collegiate Level. Erik has coached for Lovell Hockey, Stop It Goaltending Academy as well as independently for several years. Erik is a NCAA Division 1 Goalie Scout for the Northeastern Huskies and currently runs the goalie skills program for several south shore hockey programs.
Coach Shields will evaluate each goalie during try-outs and will level our goalies for the 2016-17 season. You may have noticed that we will have a separate goalie try-outs session on Tuesday 4/5 at 5:30 and 6:30 at the Bog Mini. Erik will personally conduct those try-outs for the Stars. Erik will also be at our team try-outs to evaluate how our goalies perform in a game situation. Erik will complete a 10-point report card for each goalie. These report cards will be the backbone of our goalie leveling process.
Our weekly goalie skills sessions will be conducted on Monday nights along with our Lovell Hockey skating skills. Coach Shields will use a section of the ice to conduct his goalie specific training and will also rotate the goalies through the shooting drills being conducted by our skating skills coaches. Several Board Members have attended Coach Shields’ skills sessions and were extremely impressed with his training style. The Board Members spoke with several goalie parents to obtain feedback regarding Coach Shields methods. All of the parents were extremely happy with Coach Shields and they also pointed out that Coach Shields' teaching style/method is extremely similar if not the same as that being taught at Stop It Goaltending School as well as Mass Crease Goalie Academy. Coach Shields will conduct approximately 20 Goalie Skills sessions for the Coastal Stars during the ’16-’17 Hockey Season. The Coach to Goalie Ratio will be approximately 4-1 at each level.
The Coastal Stars will share in the cost of bringing Coach Shields and this excellent program to our goalies. While some of the cost will be passed on to our goalies through a tuition increase. Traditionally goalie tuition is 1/2 our regular full season tuition. In order to defray the cost of bringing this program to the Stars goalie tuition will increase by approximately $200 per goalie. Although it is an increase in tuition it represents $10 per session with Coach Shields! A similar session at a goalie academy/camp is typically $50 which shows an $800 savings over the course of the year.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding this program. You can contact myself Asa Morse at
; Eric McLaughlin at
or Jim Curley at
See you at the Rink!
The Coastal Stars