MARQUETTE -- It's never too late to get started. Kids from ages 6-15 participated in the only Upper Peninsula goalie school this weekend. Goalies Inc. Hockey School held a two day goalie camp inside Northern Michigan University's Berry Events Center. The camp featured individual instruction for goalies of all skill levels.
The camp is run by Marquette Royales goalie coach Jim Stanaway. Some of the Royales staff and players also helped coach the prospective goalies.
Stanaway says the main goal of the camp was to teach his students the proper techniques and basic foundations of goaltending through repetition.
"Your movements [as a goalie] should just happen so what we do is practice it and practice it," Stanaway said. "We take five or six simple fundamental drills, fundamental concepts and we practice and practice it. By the time these kids are done, we can see a huge improvement in these fundamental drills."
Goalies Inc. Hockey School runs seven camps throughout the year.
For more information on how and where to sign up, visit: www.goaliesinc.com.