GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The New Jersey Colonials use structured weekly goaltender practice sessions and video analysis for all goaltenders in the program.

The goal is to develop goaltenders from within the program using progression teaching methods throughout the season beginning with the fundamentals of the position at the youngest ages. As ages increase and skill levels advance, goaltenders will be instructed on methods designed to encourage athletic development.

All training is based on the American Development Model, specific to goaltending. All goalies receive goalie specific training to reach their highest potential at the position. NJC is fully committed to goaltender development as individuals and teammates.

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

  1. Attend goalie specific clinics once per week during regularly scheduled practice weeks.
  2. Clinics divided into 3-4 age groups at different times to optimize individual instruction.
  3. Goalie coaches attend team practices on a floating schedule to reinforce clinics.
  4. Expect to pay full team tuition to offset the cost of the program.  No need to pay for private lessons!
  5. An optional 4 week Spring Clinic available for approximately $40-$50 dollars per session.  Dates and times to be released.
Dan Gould

Dan Gould

Goaltender DIrector
Dan Gould grew up playing youth and junior hockey for both the San Jose Jr. Sharks and New Jersey Rockets organizations. He has over 12 years experience, working with goaltenders ranging from beginners to the US and Canadian national teams. A member of the New Jersey Colonials since the 2012-2013 season, he also worked with various other programs such as Future Pro Goaltending, the Atlantic District tryouts and camps, USA Hockey National Team camps, and is currently the Goaltending Coach for Princeton University’s women’s team (NCAA Div. 1).
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Kevin Bendel

Goaltender Skills Instructor
Growing up in Denville, Kevin started his hockey career with the New Jersey Colonials at the age of 7. As a midget, Kevin's teams were Atlantic District Champions, AMJHL Champions, and captured silver and fourth place at USA Hockey’s National Championships. A four-time all-star in the AJHL, Kevin went on to play NCAA Div. 3 for the University of Massachusetts – Boston. There he set the record for most career shutouts, best career and single season save percentage, and single season and career goals against average. Kevin capped off his collegiate career by winning the ECAC East Goalie of the Year his senior year. Kevin has been coaching goalies at the Colonials for more than 7 years. He also has worked over 15 years at schools including Give 'Em Nothing School for Goaltenders and Great Saves Goaltending.
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Corey Brown

Head, Goaltender Committee
Corey head of the NJC Goaltender subcommittee is a native of NJ, grew up playing for the Morris County Colonials from Mites through the Midget Level. He was named 1st team All State for his junior and senior season in NJSIAA . He represented Team New Jersey at the Chicago Showcase in 1997. Corey then played for the West Chester University Golden Rams where he was named ACHA All American for his sophomore, junior and senior season. After his collegiate career, he spent 3 years playing for the Trenton Titans of the ECHL from 2001-2004. Corey was an assistant coach for Pope John XXIII Regional High School from 2001-2007. Corey has coached with the NJ Colonials from 2016 to present including 8U,10U and 12U.