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Goalie Development3

The Surrey Eagles offer private and semi-private goaltending instruction out of their facility at South Surrey Arena. Goaltenders of all ages and skill levels have the opportunity to work exclusively on the ice in a one-on-one scenario with members of the Surrey Eagles coaching staff, including head goaltending instructor Gregory Balloch.

We understand that each and every goaltender is different. A unique, detailed approach for each individual student is necessary to achieve the best results. Our hard-working staff will identify the areas that need to improve, and will design a specific program to help you reach your goals.

Some important areas of focus include:

  • Utilizing the glove and blocker through puck tracking, and a ‘tracking down’ mindset.
  • Proper post integration using the VH and reverse-VH positions.
  • Proper skating technique in order to take short, efficient routes in the crease.
  • Situational awareness and box control, understanding how to cover the net with efficiency.

Whether you’re simply looking to make a local rep hockey team, or you have your sights set on an NCAA scholarship – our staff possess the skills necessary to push you to your limits. We are committed to helping our goaltenders grow, appreciate, and love the position. Our mission is to help goaltenders fully understand the skills that are necessary to play hockey at the junior level, and beyond.

 

Cost

 

Prices include the cost of the ice. All sessions are a duration of one hour, and will take place on the ice at South Surrey Arena, located at 2199 148 Street, in Surrey, BC.

Private Lesson

$200

Semi-Private Lesson

$150 per goalie (maximum of four)

Video Breakdown Session

$150 (one hour)

Multiple Private Lessons

Ask about our discount for bookings of 5+ on-ice lessons

To book a session, please contact gballoch@surreyeagles.ca or visit us at our office located inside South Surrey Arena.

 

Head Instructor

 

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Gregory Balloch

 

Gregory Balloch is the goaltending consultant for the Surrey Eagles and head instructor for Surrey Eagles goaltending development. He is also a contributing editor for InGoal Magazine, which is the world’s most-read goaltending publication. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, he has been teaching goaltenders for over a decade.

Using InGoal Magazine and social media as a platform, he has become a predominant voice for the goaltending community in recent years. His writings on subjects like puck tracking, proper use and execution of the reverse-VH technique, depth management, and statistical goaltending analysis have been met with widespread acclaim.

Originally studying as a broadcaster, Balloch’s expert goaltending analysis has been featured nationally on TSN Radio, and locally in Vancouver on Sportstalk with Dan Russell.