SIG LESSONS

Stop It Goaltending offers private goalie training at five locations in Massachusetts. We have been offering private lessons since 1999, providing an excellent way to maximize your potential. Our “Block Training” method has produced some of the top goalies in the state, many of them going on to play college and professionally. We welcome new and returning participants and are excited to work with motivated goalies of all levels. You can register online by checking out our location schedules below, or you can email Amy Zappen at amy@stopitgoaltending.com.

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Foxboro Sports Center

Foxboro, MA

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Foxboro Sports Center
10 East Belcher Street
Foxboro, MA 02035

The Stop It Goaltending Development Center in Foxboro, MA  is located on the mezzanine level of the Foxboro Sports Center.

The PAD I

Woburn, MA

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The PAD II

Woburn, MA

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New England Sports Center

Marlboro, MA

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New England Sports Center
121 Donald Lynch Blvd.
Marlboro, MA 01752

Stop It Goaltending conducts private lessons on Rink 9 in the New England Sports Center.

Hat Trick Center

Middleton, MA

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When entering the industrial park, stay right. We are located in the back building.

Mass Conn United Training Center

Springfield, MA

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Mass Conn United Training Center

Small Group Lessons vs One on One Private Lessons

Small Group Lessons include one instructor and two shooters for up to four goalies and the cost is $64 per lesson and $512 for the full eight-week session. One on One Private Lessons consist of one goalie and one coach and are scheduled directly through the SIG Director of Private Lessons at a cost of $125 per lessons. 95% of our clientele opt for the Small Group Lessons.

Goalies may register online or by calling Amy Zappen at (714) 944-8651. Stop It Goaltending also provides youth hockey organizations group rates to train at one of our development centers. Please click on this link to view all of our StopIt Goaltending Development Centers across Massachusetts.

What do the goalies receive for instruction?

In private goalie lessons, goalies will receive instruction on the most progressive save techniques with a focus on building solid fundamentals through muscle memory and positive reinforcement. Our method of teaching is what we call “Block Training” which is based on directed practice and repetition.

Each block consists of 8 skills concentrations that, if repeatedly practiced, produces remarkable results. Lessons are conducted once per week for eight weeks and have a distinct lesson plan. The day and time of the lessons remain constant throughout the eight-week sessions. Lessons include one instructor and two shooters for up to four goalies.

How to Schedule

In order to schedule private lessons, please go to the Lessons Schedule page and select a date and time based on availability and level. You will be required to make a $100 deposit with the balance due the day of the first lesson. The eight-week sessions will be listed in advance of the start date. Week-by-week “Walk On” slots will not be listed until after the eight-week program has begun at a cost of $75 per lesson.

By reviewing our Lessons Schedule you will be able to schedule your own dates, times and location. The cost of the eight-week session for goalies is $512 ($64 per lesson). Please use our online application to register or you may also call our Director of Private Lessons, Amy Zappen, directly at (714) 944-8651.

SIG BLOCK TRAINING SYSTEM

Every company has its own secret sauce but our path to success is not a secret at all. Our method of teaching is what we call “Block Training” which is based on directed practice and repetition. Each block consists of eight skill concentrations that, if repeatedly practiced, produces remarkable results.

The key is to follow the progression of drills and to continue to refine those skills in the drills. The more “Blocks” you do the better you get, it’s that simple! Our pro and college clients return each year to continue their block training. A pro’s day one is the same as a peewee’s day one with the exception of the weight of the shots. Directed practice with a proven plan makes better goaltenders.

Lesson FAQs

Q: At Stop It Goaltending Private Lessons, how many goalies are on the ice?

A: Stop It Goaltending lessons are small groups of no more than 4 goalies. Our Woburn location has 8 goalies, with 2 Directors and 4 shooters. One on one private lessons are scheduled by emailing Amy Zappen at amy@stopitgoaltending.com. 95% of SIG clientele participate in the small group format.

Q: How do I select a lesson?

A: To select a Lesson Package, go to our “Lessons” page, go to “Schedules,” and click on your location. You can then view and register for any available days or times at your location.

  1. Packages consist of one lesson per week for eight week session. Goalies select a day and time which remains consistent for eight weeks.
  2. Walk-On lessons must be booked through amy@stopitgoaltending.com in advance and consist of only one lesson.
  3. Specialty clinics are programs that we run over vacation days and holidays.

Q: What happens if you pick a day and time for an eight-week session but need to change?

A: As long as we have an open slot at another available day and time we will simply make the change, otherwise, switches are not guaranteed.

Q: What happens if I have to miss a lesson?

A: “We DO NOT offer make-up lessons.”

Q: What is the cost of the lessons?

A: The cost of the eight-week session for goalies is $512 ($64 per lesson). Private one on one lessons costs $125 per lesson.

Q: Does Stop It Goaltending train youth hockey organizations?

A: SIG provides 40 youth hockey organizations goalies skills at our development centers. Youth Hockey Directors should reach out to amy@stopitgoaltending.com for a proposal.

Q: Who are the coaches for the private lessons?

A: Each location has full and part-time directors. All of our Directors are either college or professional goalie coaches who are trained in the Stop It Goaltending curriculum and teaching methods.

Q: How many staff members are there per lesson?

A: A lesson of four goalies consists of one Director and two staff shooters. If a lesson has one or two goalies there may be one director and one shooter.

Q: What is the Stop It Goaltending Curriculum?

A: Our curriculum consists of eight lesson plans.

  1. Steering
  2. Smothers
  3. Glove
  4. Blocker
  5. Crease Management
  6. Post Integration
  7. Behind the Net Coverage
  8. Desperation

The Stop It Curriculum is dynamic and we are always improving our systems and strategies. Each year the curriculum is analyzed and enhanced with progressive techniques. This is what keeps Stop It Goaltending on the cutting edge of goaltending development.

Q: What is the “Block Training” system?

A: Our method of teaching is what we call “Block Training” which is based on directed practice and repetition. Each block consists of 8 skills concentrations that, if repeatedly practiced, produces remarkable results. The key is to follow the progression of drills and to continue to refine those skills in the drills. The more “Blocks” you do the better you get, it’s that simple!

8 WEEK LESSONS

$512/ 8 weeks
  • One Instructor
  • Two Shooters
  • Four Goalies

PRIVATE

$125/ Lesson
  • One Instructor
  • One Shooter
  • One Goalie

WALK ON

$75/ Lesson
  • One Instructor
  • Two Shooters
  • Four Goalies

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