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    SIG TRAINING

    Stop It Goaltending has been a leader in goaltending development since 1999. We offer lessons year-round at our development centers and summer programs for beginners to pros. Our experienced and dedicated staff of college and professional coaches are excited to work with new and returning goalies who want to maximize their potential. Please use our online application to register or you may also call us directly at (781) 376-9000.

    OUR LOCATIONS

    LESSONS

    Small Group Lessons vs One on One Private Lessons

    Small Group Lessons include one instructor and two shooters per four goalies. One on One Private Lessons consist of one goalie and one coach and are scheduled directly through the SIG Director of Private Lessons. 95% of our clientele opt for the Small Group Lessons.

    Goalies may REGISTER ONLINE or by calling (781) 376-9000. Stop It Goaltending also provides youth hockey organizations group rates to train at one of our development centers. Please scroll down to view all of our Stop It Goaltending Development Centers across Massachusetts.

    What do the goalies receive for instruction?

    In small group and private lessons, goalies will receive instruction using progressive save techniques with a focus on building solid fundamentals through muscle memory and positive reinforcement. The Stop It Goaltending Eight Pillar Program is based on directed practice and repetition. Each one of our eight pillars lesson has its own area of focus as well as an overall concentration on movement and athleticism. Consistent training of the eight pillars and foundational drills that improve skating, reads, passing and growing passion for the position, will produce 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.

    How to Schedule

    In order to schedule private lessons, please create/navigate to your DASH account 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.

    By reviewing our Lessons Schedule you will be able to schedule your own dates, times, and location. Please use our online application to REGISTER.

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    THE EIGHT PILLARS OF SIG LESSONS

    SIG 8 Pillars

    AGE CLASSIFICATIONS FOR SESSIONS I – V

    Please see the table below to determine your age classification for training during Sessions III, IV, V.  The 2023-2024 USA Hockey Age Classifications will continue to apply for any training held before the start of the summer session.  For Summer training and Session VI please see the 2024-2025 USA Hockey Age Classification table found below.  You can hover your mouse pointer over the table to zoom in.

    24-25 Age Classification Master Document - Stop It Goaltending

    8 WEEK LESSONS

    PRIVATE LESSONS

    WALK ON LESSONS

    SUMMER

    Stop It Goaltending provides summer training opportunities for goalies of all levels and abilities. We offer eight-week training programs, a week-long prospects event, full-day training weeks, half-day training weeks, as well as private lessons.

    The eight-week programs consist of the PGD and DNHL programs. We also offer the GCG Prospects Event, which is an elite camp for Pro, College, Junior, and High School goalies. For a more personal one-week training experience, we also offer the Complete Goaltender Weeks at Merrimack College. Half-day training weeks come in the form of the AAA Youth, Bantam, and High School four-day programs at all of our locations.

    The GCG Prospects Event is held at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, MA. Eight-week programs, four-day programs, and private lessons are held at all of our locations which include North Andover, Woburn, Foxboro, Middleton, Marlboro, Bridgewater, Rockland and Springfield, Massachusetts. For more information please see the program description below or call (781) 376-9000.

    SUMMER AGE CLASSIFICATIONS

    Summer 2024 training sessions will use the 2024-2025 USA Hockey Age Classifications.  Summer 2025 training sessions will use the 2025-2026 USA Hockey Age Classifications.  USA Hockey has eliminated the use of Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget in favor of 6U | 8U | 10U | 12U | 14U | 16U | 18U | 20u.  All of our programming is based on these age classifications plus we will continue to use the traditional terms: High School, Junior, College and Pro.  Please use the chart below to determine you age classification for registration.  If the image is small on your device you can click and hold your mouse button over the image to zoom in.

    24-25 Age Classification Master Document - Stop It Goaltending
    2025-2026 Age Classification Stop It Goaltending

    8 WEEK PROGRAMS (MON/WED or TUES/THURS)

    PGD

    Level

    12U | 14U | HS | JR | College | Pro

    The Stop It Goaltending Pro Goalie Development Program (PGD) is specifically designed for motivated and talented goalies who are able to train throughout the Summer with their peers. This program is run on full ice sheets and goalies receive high-level instruction. The PGD program consists of two eighty-minute on-ice sessions weekly for eight weeks.

    On-ice training consists of a combination of skating drills, techniques and strategies, puck handling, and competition. A video is recorded and displayed on the ice for immediate feedback.

    There is no off-ice component to this program.

    If you are interested in, or if you have any questions about our PGD Pro Goalie Development Program, please contact the Stop It Goaltending office at (781) 376-9000.

    Campus Pass

    Level

    18U| JR | College | Pro

    This all-inclusive off-ice program held at The Pad, in Woburn, MA is designed for motivated goalies ready to train outside the box and maximize their gains over eight weeks.

    Ufit certified strength coaches Dan Newton and Kelly Willing will push your physical limits. In our G-Lab, VR goalie training plus our state of the art cognitive equipment will speed up your processing and reaction time. Capoeira  workouts will teach balance and body control and yoga will lengthen and strengthen your muscles.

    18U/Junior/College/Pro Schedule
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Monday through Thursday

    • Capoeira/Yoga
      1:00 to 2:00 PM or 2:00 to 3:00 PM
      Capoeira (Movement): Mondays and Tuesdays
      Yoga: Wednesdays and Thursdays
    • G-Lab – Ufit
      2:00 to 4:00 PM
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

    Campus Pass Cost

    • Full four-day-a-week program ($800).
    • Two-day a week program ($400)
    • Individual weeks ($125)
    • Individual days ($35).

    Campus Pass Options At Additional Cost
    Contact pat@stopitgoaltending.com

    • Campus Pass goalies can schedule private or semi-private training with a Ufit coach (Hourly fee $85) at dan@trainufit.com.
    • Campus Pass physical therapy including screening and body work weekly on demand.
    • Campus Pass Performance coach available on demand.

    DNHL

    Level

    12U | 14U | HS | JR | College 

    The Stop It Goaltending DNHL Program (DNHL) is specifically designed for motivated goaltenders providing an environment where goalies are able to train throughout the Summer with their peers while receiving high-level instruction from professional coaches.  Stop It Goaltending has been training goalies since 1999 and we are proud of all the goalies that have come through our system including over 30 NHL draft picks and hundreds of collegiate student-athletes. We are excited to share our knowledge and passion for goaltending with you this summer.

    The DNHL consists of two eighty-minute on-ice sessions weekly for eight weeks. Groups are either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. The DNHL program is run at SIG development centers.

    On-ice training consists of a combination of skating drills, techniques and strategies, puck handling and competition. A video is recorded and displayed on the ice for immediate feedback.

    There is no off-ice component to this program.

    If you are interested in, or if you have any questions about our DNHL Program, please contact the Stop It Goaltending office at (781) 376-9000.

    PGD

    DNHL

    GCG 

    GCG PROSPECTS EVENT (July 14-17, 2025)

    In the event your program is full, please feel free to join our waitlist!

    Level

    2010 Birth Year and Older

    Male and Female

    The Stop It Goaltending GCG Prospects Event is a world class week of training that features leading NHL and NCAA goalie coaches and is for elite male and female goalies from across the US, Canada, and Europe. Held at the New England Sports Center, in Marlboro MA, the GCG is designed specifically for elite level goaltenders.  Open to 2010 birth year goaltenders and older.

    We also are excited to offer Prospects Futures 14U an ice-only experience for talented 2011 birth year goaltenders where our experienced staff can share our knowledge and passion for goaltending with you this summer.  Acceptance is required.  Interested goalies should contact:  Pat Schena (pat@stopitgoaltending.com)

    GCG Prospects College

    The GCG College classification consists of three groups: Men’s Division I and Division III goalies, Women’s goalies and Men’s ACHA goalies.

    GCG Prospects Men
    The Men’s Classification is divided into four groups based on birth date for goalies born between the ages of 2006 and 2010.

    GCG Prospects Women
    The Women’s Group consists of goalies born between the years of 2006 and 2010.

    GCG Prospects Futures
    GCG Futures 14U

    The GCG Prospects Futures Group is acceptance required and open to all male and female goaltenders born in 2011. Interested goalies should contact Pat Schena at pat@stopitgoaltending.com.

    Stop It Goaltending GCG Director

    • Brian Daccord: (GCG) (781) 376-9001 – brian@stopitgoaltending.com

    The 2024 GCG Prospects Event Information

    • The Stop It Goaltending GCG Prospects Event is a world-class week of training that features leading NHL and NCAA goalie coaches and is for elite male and female goalies from across the US, Canada, and Europe. Held at the New England Sports Center, in Marlboro MA, the GCG is designed specifically for elite-level goaltenders. We are excited to share our knowledge and passion for goaltending with you this summer.
    • All Goalies arrive at the New England Sports Center on Monday, July 14, 2025
    • At Check-In goalies will receive a GCG Jersey, Cap, and T-Shirt.
    • Goalies are assigned a locker room for the week where equipment can stay overnight.
    • Goalies will start the day off with a primer and participate in both on and off-ice sessions daily as well as presentations, video lectures, and yoga.
    • Lunch is provided each day on the mezzanine level.
    • Goalies with food allergies or sensitivities will have an opportunity to indicate this prior to the start of camp when they receive their GCG Profile Email.
    • Presentations are held each morning at 9:00 and 10:00 AM for parents looking to increase their knowledge in the world of goaltending.
    • There will a block of rooms reserved at the Residence Inn Boston Marlborough for goalies from outside the area. More information will be made available on the Stop It Goaltending website as well as emailed to all registered participants as we get closer to the event.
    • Goalie equipment manufacturers will be on hand to exhibit the latest in goalie gear and goalie training.
    • Professional goalies are participating in this event. All goalies are asked to respect the fact that they, like them, are at the event to train and get better.

    Stop It Goaltending GCG Director

    • Brian Daccord: (GCG) (781) 376-9001 – brian@stopitgoaltending.com

    The 2024 GCG Prospects Futures 14U Event Information

    • The GCG Prospects Futures Group is acceptance required and open to all male and female goaltenders born in 2011. Interested goalies should contact Pat Schena at pat@stopitgoaltending.com.
    • All Goalies arrive at the New England Sports Center on Monday, July 14, 2025
    • Please check in at the mezzanine level between rinks 2 and 4 between 8:15 and 8:45 AM.
    • At Check-In goalies will receive a GCG Jersey, Cap, and T-Shirt.
    • Goalies are assigned a locker room for the week where equipment can stay overnight.
    • The Futures group includes a daily primer, off-ice workout, yoga session, one on-ice session, lunch as well as an afternoon presentation.
    • Goalies with food allergies or sensitivities will have an opportunity to indicate this prior to the start of camp when they receive their GCG Profile Email.
    • Presentations are held each morning at 9:00 and 10:00 AM for parents looking to increase their knowledge in the world of goaltending.
    • There will a block of rooms reserved at the Residence Inn Boston Marlborough for goalies from outside the area. More information will be made available on the Stop It Goaltending website as well as emailed to all registered participants as we get closer to the event.
    • Goalie equipment manufacturers will be on hand to exhibit the latest in goalie gear and goalie training.
    • Professional goalies are participating in this event. All goalies are asked to respect the fact that they, like them, are at the event to train and get better.

    HALF-DAY TRAINING (MON-THURS)

    AAA Youth 6U/8U/10U

    Level

    6U | 8U | 10U 

    AAA Youth 12U/14U

    Level

    12U | 14U 

    AAA High School

    Level

    High School

    Stop It Goaltending’s AAA Training Week program will challenge goalies with progressive techniques and drills plus off-ice training! Stop It Goaltending has been training goalies since 1999 and we are proud of all the goalies that have come through our system including over 30 NHL draft picks and hundreds of collegiate student-athletes. We are excited to share our knowledge and passion for goaltending with you this summer.

    The Stop It Goaltending AAA Training Weeks are specifically designed for youth level goaltenders. This program runs Monday through Thursday and features 8 hours of on-ice development, 2.5 hours of video/theory and 6 hours of off-ice training.

    On-ice training consists of a combination of skating drills, techniques and strategies, puck handling and competition. The off-ice workouts are a combination of speed, quickness, and agility training as well as video classroom sessions and theory.

    Stop it Goaltending AAA weeks are held in our development centers and are run Mondays through Thursdays. If you are interested in, or if you have any questions about AAA Training Weeks, please contact the Stop It Goaltending office at (781) 376-9000.

    FULL-DAY/POWERSKATE TRAINING 

    FULL-DAY TRAINING

    Level

    HS | Jr | College | Pro

    The Stop It Goaltending Complete Goaltender Training Weeks are specifically designed for motivated goaltenders and held at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. This is a very personalized week that only accepts four goalies and focuses on each individual goalies systems and strategies. The end goal is to leave the program with a detailed plan (SIG Personal Playbook) for all situations which will contribute to a goalie’s confidence and success between the pipes.

    The program runs Monday through Thursday and features 12 hours of on-ice and 12 hours of off-ice development. On-ice training consists of a combination of skating drills, techniques and strategies and puck handling. An extensive video is used during this week. The off-ice training is a combination of speed, quickness and agility training, strength and conditioning exercises and classroom sessions and theory.

    Lunch is provided each day and the Complete Goaltender Week does not include boarding at Merrimack College. If you are from outside the area we suggest the Holiday Inn Express located down the road from Merrimack College. Goalies in need of a room should call (978) 975-4050 and ask for the Stop It Goaltending/Merrimack College Rate. Rooms are limited so you are advised to call early. If you are interested in, or if you have any questions about our Complete Goaltender Training Week please contact the Stop It Goaltending office at (781) 376-9001.

    POWERSKATE

    Level

     HS | JR | College | Pro

    This summer Stop It Goaltending will be offering powerskating every Monday through Thursday morning at Merrimack College for high school and older goalies. Participating goalies can skate up to four days a week for 50 minutes from 9AM to 9:50 AM for the cost of $320. Focus points will be edge control, explosiveness, efficiency, balance and “mogility” (the combination of goalie specific movement and agility). There will also be a fair amount of puckhandling in these seasons and the two skills go hand in hand.

    Poweskating is held at Merrimack College only. Goalies are welcome to skate 4 days per week, combine powerskating on their PGD days or skate the powerskating group on the day not participating in PGD.

    BRIDGEWATER TRAINING

    LESSONS

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    Level

    8U|10U – 12U|14U – 14U|16U|18U

    Sebastian Ragno is the Director of our summer lessons at Bridgewater Arena. On-ice Sessions are 50 minutes, once per week for eight weeks. This program runs eight weeks with a one-week break, the week of July 15th. Our system is called the Eight Pillar program which is based on directed practice and repetition. Each one of our eight pillars lesson has its own area of focus as well as an overall concentration on movement and athleticism. Consistent training of the eight pillars and foundational drills that improve skating, reads, passing and growing passion for the position, will produce remarkable results. Lessons are conducted once per week for eight weeks and have a distinct lesson plan.

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