OMHA is dedicated to the development of young goalies within our association. As such, we are excited to be moving forward on a few new goalie initiatives in 2018/2019.
- OMHA has created a goalie development handbook. This document is a resource for goalies, goalie parents and coaches and covers a number of topics about the goaltender position. The OMHA goalie development handbook can be found by clicking here.
- OMHA will be hosting their first ever GoaliePalooza on September 30, 2018 at 9:15AM at the Pason Centennial Arena. This ice time is designed for all novice players to come out and try the position, we will supply a number of sets of goalie gear to try out. The Okotoks Oilers' goalies will be in attendance as well as several other goalies to help. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to come.
- OMHA is once again offering the sunday night goaltender clinic through World Pro Goaltending. It is set to begin on October 28, 2018, please click here to register.
- OMHA is hoping that each and every OMHA team (novice through midget) is able to dedicate one coach to also being the part time goalie coach for their team. This coach will hopefully be a point of contact for the goaltenders, have some basic knowledge and will spend some time working on goalie specific movements and drills in practice with the goaltenders to help with their development. To help these coaches with this initiative we have set up an evening session (2.5 hours) to help train the coaches on what they need to know so they feel more comfortable in this role. We are hoping that the goalie coaches for novice and atom can sign up for the Oct 24th session and the peewee, bantam and midget coaches can sign up for the session on Oct 25th. The registration link can be found here for registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/omha-goalie-coach-clinic-hi-tek-sports-group-tickets-51213018517