GDI Goaltending Academy

The GDI Goaltending Academy is designed to support the competitive athlete. With hectic team practice and game schedules in mind, the Academy gives goaltenders the opportunity to train before school hours to maximize their time management ability and create a positive environment to succeed at both education and hockey development. Our goal is to provide world-class goaltending instruction which is lacking in other school programs. This program is conducted at city arenas so that we can make it easier for you logistically.

Video Game Analysis

Goaltenders will receive 2 Video Game Analysis during the season. We attend your game, record it and then provide detailed analysis using our Doubleblue SRS 2.0 system. This is a very important piece for a goaltender’s development to affect change in their game.

On-Ice Video

Each goalie gets their own video folder. We can capture, organize, and share performance insights seamlessly and efficiently.

Other Academy Features

  • Early Mornings before school
  • Low Student:Instructor Ratio (2:1)
  • Personalized instruction to address problem areas in game analysis
  • Initial Testing and Final Testing On-Ice
  • Final reports for each goaltender identifying areas of focus
  • Split into Progressions/skill level groups on-ice
  • 2 Additional private lessons to supplement training or as Academy session make-up if missed
  • Affordable monthly payments
  • Season-Long Development (September to end of February)
  • First class instructional staff led by Lethbridge Hurricanes Goalie Coach Kevin Swanson and former Junior A Goalie Coach Keven Sajinovic
  • GDI Goalie Journal (Preparation, Game Review Sheets, etc)


4 Convenient Locations

  • Crowchild Arena – MONDAYS 7-8:00am
  • Optimist Arena – TUESDAYS 6:45-7:45am
  • Cardel South Arena – THURSDAYS 6:45-7:45am
  • Airdrie – Ron Ebbeson Arena – FRIDAYS 7-8:00am

Want to get your game analyzed by a GDI Professional Coach?