The Goalie Academy

The Goalie Academy The Goalie Academy's page is for the goalie community, anyone who plays goal, is related to goalies, or who generally love goalies.
The Goalie Academy, Inc.
Director, Darren Hersh
Director, The Goalie Academy of Boston, Doug Michals
Own & Operate Progressive Hockey Development (PHD), a synthetic ice facility in Sterling, VA for year round lessons.
Kris Mayotte is the Driector of The Goalie Academy's newest PHD facility in Rockville, MD
Troy Spittle is the Head Goalie Instructor for The Goalie Academy for the Frederick Freeze Jr program and the Reston Raiders youth organiztion.
Shane Trexler heads The Goalie Academy operations with the Northern Virginia Ice Dogs
Travis Russell (Univ of Vermont) is a senor GA instructor.

The Goalie Academy is a year round goalie training service that provides private lessons, camps, and clinics.

Some of the goalies we have trained and developed are:

Kris Mayotte, NCAA D-I Union College, ECHL/AHL, 2 NHL Training Camps
Michael Clemente, NCAA D-I Brown University, Ottawa NHL Prospects Camp
Pudge Sillery, NCAA D-I Union College, Federal League Pro: 1000 Islands
Freddie Bergman, NCAA D-I Nebraska-Omaha
Dan Sullivan, NAHL Texas Tornado, Univ of Maine NCAA D-I scholarship
Jay Williams, Hotchkiss School, Team USA Select U17, Waterloo USHL, Miami-Ohio NCAA D-I commitment
Tanner Jones, Washington Little Capitals, Quad City Jr Flames
Nick Ellis, Team Maryland, Pomfret School (CT), USA Hockey National Camps
Eric Vierkant, Culver Academy (IN), USA Hockey National Camps
Stephen Morrissey, Kent School, USA Hockey Select Camps
Bruce Racine, DC Capitals


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01/15/2019

Working on telescoping the hands in tight

October Saves
01/15/2019

October Saves

Our top fundraiser sporting his jersey! You wear it well Jack!

Post your favorite Hockey Mom pictures!
01/11/2019

Post your favorite Hockey Mom pictures!

01/10/2019
Loudoun Ice Centre

Loudoun Ice Centre

Doing work in the AM. Lyon Messier Hockey and The Goalie Academy, Inc

01/09/2019
NHL on NBC Sports
01/07/2019

NHL on NBC Sports

The newest member of the 300 win club, Jonathan Quick.

One of the best to ever do it.

Improved puck-handling skills vital for goalies in today's faster game
01/07/2019
Improved puck-handling skills vital for goalies in today's faster game

Improved puck-handling skills vital for goalies in today's faster game

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Daniel Lacroix and Curt Fraser will take turns providing i...

The Goalie Academy Extreme Camp 2018
01/07/2019

The Goalie Academy Extreme Camp 2018

Caps vs Preds.  GA Goalies!
01/07/2019

Caps vs Preds. GA Goalies!

01/04/2019

Choate goalie tracking

History. Respect.
01/02/2019

History. Respect.

01/02/2019

Skating warm up

Top notch!
12/20/2018

Top notch!

This guy is a cancer fighting machine and he’s not afraid to show it. Thanks bud! We are proud of you!

Great goaltending this weekend at some high levels!Max Cichanowicz has 2 shutouts for The Hill School as did fellow 2000...
12/16/2018

Great goaltending this weekend at some high levels!
Max Cichanowicz has 2 shutouts for The Hill School as did fellow 2000 birth year Jared Cable in the USPHL, and Tristan Mecenas shutout red hot Lawrence Academy for Groton School. Way to be stingy, gentlemen!

Last minute stocking stuffer!
12/16/2018
Holy Moly, We Need A Goalie!: Robb to the Rescue!

Last minute stocking stuffer!

A youth hockey team has a big game today, but they do not have anyone to play the most important position. Goalie! The team's coach is frantic about finding one of the team's players to accept the important responsibility of backstopping the team. Read Holy Moly, We Need A Goalie! to see what hap...

The girls’ version of Holy Moly, We Need A Goalie! Is now available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/172977217X.  Get girl...
12/12/2018
Holy Moly, We Need A Goalie!: Robbin To The Rescue!

The girls’ version of Holy Moly, We Need A Goalie! Is now available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/172977217X. Get girls playing hockey! Get girls playing goalie!

A youth hockey team has a big game today, but they do not have anyone to play the most important position of goalie!The team's coach is frantic about finding a player on the team willing to accept the responsibility of backstopping the team into the playoffs.Read Holy Moly, We Need A Goalie: Robb...

On Sale Now! Our game needs goalies, especially at the youngest age groups.  Every youth hockey program should have this...
12/11/2018
Holy Moly, We Need A Goalie!: Robb to the Rescue!

On Sale Now!
Our game needs goalies, especially at the youngest age groups. Every youth hockey program should have this book for their kids to encourage them to play goalie!

A youth hockey team has a big game today, but they do not have anyone to play the most important position. Goalie! The team's coach is frantic about finding one of the team's players to accept the important responsibility of backstopping the team. Read Holy Moly, We Need A Goalie! to see what hap...

Very cool!  Two GA goalies facing off in New England Prep Hockey.  Tyler McDermott of Choate vs @Nat Raudenbush of Loomi...
12/11/2018

Very cool! Two GA goalies facing off in New England Prep Hockey. Tyler McDermott of Choate vs @Nat Raudenbush of Loomis Chaffee

Former NHL goalie motivates others as mental health advocate
12/04/2018
Former NHL goalie motivates others as mental health advocate

Former NHL goalie motivates others as mental health advocate

Many National Hockey League fans will remember Clint Malarchuk for the horrific incident where his throat was inadvertently slashed by an opposing player’s skate.However, many fans don’…

11/29/2018

Breakfast with Messier & Hersh

John Vanbiesbrouck called it at the USA Hockey Coaches Symposium!
11/27/2018
The NHL game is coming back around to shorter goalies like...

John Vanbiesbrouck called it at the USA Hockey Coaches Symposium!

As shooters have evolved to whip higher, more accurate shots, smaller, mobile goalies like Halak have seen a renaissance after years of languishing behind the behemoths.

Our game needs goalies.  Every organization needs goalies.  Treat them fairly and with respect.
11/24/2018
Stop treating goalies as if they're 'different'

Our game needs goalies. Every organization needs goalies. Treat them fairly and with respect.

At USA Hockey’s National Coaches Symposium this August, John Vanbiesbrouck challenged one of sport’s most common stereotypes. We’ve got to get rid of the ‘goalies are different’ stigma,” the all-time winningest U.S. goaltender in the NHL said. “Especially with kids. They don’t know h...

Love it
11/22/2018

Love it

Who are the goalies who made you want to be a goalie?
11/22/2018

Who are the goalies who made you want to be a goalie?

Loudoun Ice Centre
11/22/2018

Loudoun Ice Centre

11/21/2018

Save...& a beauty

Great job, Peter!
11/19/2018
Hockey

Great job, Peter!

The 2018-19 Gonzaga Hockey Media Guide is a keepsake that features all three teams (Varsity, Varsity II and JV) and includes photos and the accomplishments of Eagles' teams since the program was established in 1992. It is the opportunity to recognize your son and Gonzaga hockey by purchasing an ad ...

Goalies, name these guys
11/19/2018

Goalies, name these guys

11/15/2018

Snow and ice does not stop players who really want to get better.

11/14/2018
NHL

RVH, in front of the goal line, needs to go.

We're still trying to figure this one out... 🤔

So great to see The Goalie Academy regulars and Piedmont Predators Hockey Club and Reston Raiders Hockey Club topping th...
11/10/2018

So great to see The Goalie Academy regulars and Piedmont Predators Hockey Club and Reston Raiders Hockey Club topping the charts of October Saves! Great kids making their saves count! Congrats to them and everyone who participated!

Congratulations to the 2018 #octobersaves winners!! Final Rankings will be announced in the coming hours. Thanks to all our hardworking goalies!

GA Co-Founder & Director, Darren Hersh, is now a USA Hockey Certified Silver and Gold Level Goalie Coach in addition to ...
11/09/2018

GA Co-Founder & Director, Darren Hersh, is now a USA Hockey Certified Silver and Gold Level Goalie Coach in addition to a Level 5 Master Coach and certified Hockey Director.

11/05/2018

Goalie Soccer, a GA staple. Still a lot of fun, while working on skating agility!

11/04/2018

GA goalie, Sami Morse, in goal for Cal Berkeley

14U/16U Q-and-A: How can my goalies get the most out of every practice?
11/02/2018
14U/16U Q-and-A: How can my goalies get the most out of every practice?

14U/16U Q-and-A: How can my goalies get the most out of every practice?

Q: How can my goalies get the most out of every practice? A: At this age level, it’s important for goalies to understand that it’s time to take ownership of their development. Creating good practice habits is a great way to start. Goaltenders can focus on these three simple techniques to get the...

Happy National Goalie Day!
11/01/2018

Happy National Goalie Day!

October Saves
10/22/2018

October Saves

Goalies—Don’t forget to enter your games and saves...here’s how! #octobersaves #makesavescount

GA coach and GA Director of Central PA operations, Padraig Carey, is backing up for the AHL Hershey Bears, the minor lea...
10/18/2018
Ilya Samsonov has a lower-body injury, is considered day-to-day

GA coach and GA Director of Central PA operations, Padraig Carey, is backing up for the AHL Hershey Bears, the minor league affiliate of the Washington Capitals!

The injury bug has bit the Hershey Bears bad. After beginning their season with the worst record in the Bears 81-year history, the Bears now have eight injured players. Ilya Samsonov, who was sharing starting …

Love seeing three Virginia goalies in the Top 10 among US goalies!  Keep up the great work!
10/16/2018

Love seeing three Virginia goalies in the Top 10 among US goalies! Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to our second week’s top fundraisers! Keep making those saves! #octobersaves #makesavescount

10/15/2018

Filling the net at Loudoun Ice Centre

10/14/2018

DRIVE! Goalie Power Skating every weekend at Loudoun Ice Centre! As long as ice hockey is played on ice, you’ll have to be a great skater!

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22149 Davis Drive, Suites #155
Sterling, VA
20164

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