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Getting started with the GDI Goalie Development program is easy. The self-guided chapters flow from basic stance into tactical plays and team communication. Work at your own pace and learn from videos and written learning materials.

 

Experienced Coach

Kevin Swanson

Current Goaltender Consultant for the Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL. Kevin has been coaching goaltenders since 2003 following his retirement from hockey. He played four years in the WHL with stops in Prince George and Kelowna. As a Kelowna Rocket, he was twice named a WHL All-Star and in 1999 was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 7th round, 189th overall of the NHL Entry Draft. He played two years in the Canucks farm system (ECHL) after which Kevin began his coaching career by studying and working under Ian Clark (Current Columbus Blue Jackets Goalie Coach). He has expertise in the instruction of numerous goalkeepers at the Pro, Junior and College/University levels of play and owns GDI (Goalie Development Inc.), based out of Calgary where he resides with his wife Sarah and 2 daughters Calleigh and Lauren. Kevin previously spent 6 seasons as the Goaltending Consultant with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL.

Curriculum

Course Introduction

00:55

  • Coach Introduction Kevin Swanson FREE PREVIEW

Stance

10:54

  • Goalie Stance Chapter Notes
  • Stance
  • Blocking Butterfly Chapter Notes
  • Blocking Butterfly
  • Forward Leading Hands
  • Forward Leading Hands
  • Stance Quiz

Positioning

11:16

  • Positioning Chapter Introduction
  • Angles
  • Angles Chapter Notes
  • Depth
  • Depth Chapter Notes
  • Net Coverage
  • Net Coverage Chapter Notes
  • Squareness
  • Squareness Chapter Notes
  • Positioning Chapter Summary
  • Positioning Quiz

Movement

07:56

  • Movement Chapter Introduction
  • T-Push Chapter Notes
  • T-Push
  • Shuffle Chapter Notes
  • Shuffle
  • Butterfly Slide Chapter Notes
  • Butterfly Slide
  • Knee Shuffle Chapter Notes
  • Knee Shuffle
  • Backside Push Chapter Notes
  • Backside Push
  • Backside Push Drill
  • Movement Chapter Summary
  • Movement Quiz

Save Execution

10:01

  • Save Execution Chapter Introduction
  • Glove Save
  • Glove Save Chapter Notes
  • Blocker Save
  • Blocker Save Chapter Notes
  • Stick Save
  • Stick Saves
  • Body Save
  • Chest Save Chapter Summary
  • Elbow/Shoulder Saves
  • Elbow/Shoulder Save
  • Pad Saves
  • Pad Save Chapter Summary
  • Save Selection Chapter Summary
  • Save Execution Quiz

Post Save Response

09:22

  • Post Save Response Chapter Introduction
  • Backside Recovery to Feet
  • Backside Recovery to Feet Chapter Notes
  • Recover to Backside Push
  • Recovery to Backside Push Chapter Notes
  • Puck Collection
  • Puck Collection
  • Post Save Response Chapter Summary
  • Post Save Response Quiz

Net Play

17:07

  • Net Play Chapter Introduction
  • Post Integration Chapter Notes
  • Post Integration
  • Tracking Behind The Net Chapter Notes
  • Tracking Behind The Net
  • Post Lean (RVH) Chapter Notes FREE PREVIEW
  • Post Lean (RVH) FREE PREVIEW
  • VH Chapter Notes
  • VH
  • Post Overlap Chapter Notes
  • Post Overlap
  • Post Lean (RVH) Pushes
  • Post Lean (RVH) Pushes
  • Post Play Chapter Summary
  • Net Play Quiz

Traffic

11:35

  • Traffic Introduction
  • Traffic Plays Chapter Notes
  • Deflections
  • Deflections Chapter Notes
  • Screens
  • Screens Chapter Notes
  • Traffic Summary
  • Traffic Quiz

Rush Plays

11:48

  • Rush Play Chapter Introduction
  • Rush Management
  • Rush Management Chapter Notes
  • Breakaways
  • Breakaways Chapter Notes
  • Even Attacks
  • Even Attacks Chapter Notes
  • Odd Man Rush
  • Odd-Man Attacks Chapter Notes
  • Rush Play Chapter Summary
  • Rush Plays Quiz

Puck Handling

12:51

  • Puck Handling Introduction
  • Handling Rims
  • Handling Rims Chapter Notes
  • Dump-ins
  • Dump-in Chapter Notes
  • Communication
  • Communication Chapter Notes
  • Puck Handling Summary
  • Simple Communication Glossary
  • Puck Handling Quiz

Passouts

11:13

  • Passout Introduction
  • Near Side Passout
  • Near-Side Passouts Chapter Notes
  • Mid-Ice Passout
  • Mid-Ice Passouts Chapter Notes
  • Far Side Passouts
  • Far-Side Passouts Chapter Notes
  • Passouts Summary
  • Passouts Quiz

Lateral Feeds

10:41

  • Lateral Feeds Chapter Introduction
  • High to High Chapter Notes
  • High to High
  • High to Low Chapter Notes
  • High to Low
  • Low to Low Chapter Notes
  • Low to Low
  • Low to High Chapter Notes
  • Low to High
  • Lateral Feeds Chapter Summary
  • Lateral Feeds - Quiz

Drill Library

  • Backside Push with Passout
  • Net Drive Read
  • Net Drives
  • Backside Pushes
  • Outside Drive with Pass out
  • Battle Drill
  • Block vs React 1
  • Passout with Attack Option
  • Block Vs. React 2
  • Pass Out Options
  • Battle
  • Body Saves 2
  • Body
  • Passouts
  • Butterfly Slide with Backside Push
  • Patience - Lateral
  • Passouts with Options
  • Dump Ins
  • Change In Direction
  • Quick to Position
  • Feet vs Slide
  • Quick to Feet Patience
  • Patience
  • Deflection with Pass Option
  • Body Saves
  • Patience on Feet
  • Puckhandling
  • Puckhandle
  • Feet to Feet Drill
  • Quick to Position and Patience
  • Reacting and Blocking Saves
  • Hands and Stick
  • Rebound Control and Recovery
  • Forward Leading Hands and Elbow Shoulder
  • Forward Hands:Shoulder
  • Near and Farside Passouts
  • Shifts
  • Lateral Release
  • Screens
  • Recovery Down
  • Lateral Model
  • Lateral Feet and Slide
  • RVH and VH Intro
  • RVH and VH Reps
  • RVH Bump Offs 2
  • Lateral Feeds
  • Lateral Reads
  • RVH Mobility Active Stick
  • Lateral Release with Slide
  • RVH Mobility
  • Net Attack
  • Net Attacks - RVHVH Option
  • Net Attacks
  • RVH Movement
  • RVH_VH Reps
  • RVH with Passout
  • Net Drive
  • Recovery Up
  • Recovery (Feet)
  • High Screen with Deflection Option
  • Rims
  • Rush Management
  • Net Attack with Options
  • RVH Edge Work
  • Short Passes
  • Shuffle and T-Push Drill
  • RVH_VH Overlap Option
  • Screens and Deflections
  • Shuffle and Body Saves
  • Slide Off Post
  • Shoulder & Puck Collection
  • Slides
  • Slide with Momentum
  • Stick Saves and Recovery
  • Tracking Behind Net and Wraparounds
  • T-Push Drill
  • Movement Patterns
  • Tracking Back to Post
  • Tracking Behind Net (Feet)
  • Tracking Drill With Shuffles
  • Tracking Behind Net (Down)
  • Tracking Lateral
  • Slides 2
  • Traffic and Battle
  • Tracking Off Post

About Your Instructor

Kevin Swanson

Kevin Swanson

President

Kevin began coaching goaltenders in 2003 following his retirement from professional hockey. Kevin played four years of Major Junior hockey in the WHL with stops in Prince George and Kelowna. As a Kelowna Rocket, was twice named a WHL All-Star. While playing for the Rockets in 1999 Kevin was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 7th round, 189th overall of the NHL Entry Draft. He played two years in the Canucks farm system. Kevin studied and worked under Ian Clark (Columbus, NHL Goalie Coach). He has expertise in the instruction of numerous goalkeepers at the NHL, Minor Pro, Major Junior and NCAA levels of play. Also, Kevin spent 6 seasons as the Goaltending Consultant with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL.

kswanson@goaliedevelopment.com

Concepts

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Positioning

Movement

Recoveries

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