SUMMER 2012 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
TAKE YOUR DEVELOPMENT TO A WORLD CLASS LEVEL … The Extreme Mentorship Program allows you to spend 5 days working side by side with NHL goaltending coach Mike Valley: Providing unparalleled opportunities for growth and development.
The Elite Goalies Extreme Mentorship Program provides access to the ï¬nest methods, training, and developmental tools available. The mentorship program applies a multi-faceted methodology that generates results. Dallas Stars goalie coach Mike Valley and his team of specialists will provide each student with the tools and training needed to perform at the highest level. In order to deliver the highest intensity and supreme results, the program will select only 4 goaltenders per session. Accepted goaltenders will display a burning desire to improve, a solid skill baseline, and an understanding of the true commitment and dedication that it takes to achieve their performance goals.
Brian Elliott: St. Louis Blues
Extreme Mentorship Program Details:
Each day will consist of the following:
- 3 hours of on-ice skill training with Mike Valley (only 2 goalies at a net)
- 1 hour of on-ice power skating focussing on foot speed, agility and puck-handling drills (3 days)
- 1 hour of goalie speciï¬c off-ice training (Yoga, Palates, Strength and Conditioning)
- 1 hour of video lecture
Additional features to the program include:
– A pre-event video analysis using iCoach.com (based upon submitted video footage)
- A detailed post-event video analysis and assessment
- Access to an Elite Goalies online Lockbox for in-season mentorship
- On-ice training will be structured and intense resulting in the highest possible rate of development. All skills sessions will be video taped and provided to each goaltender along with a post event video analysis.
- Off-Ice training will consist of some of the most progressive forms of goaltender training available.
- Included in the camp price is both Lunch and Dinner. Sitting down as a group allows the goaltenders and coaches to discuss a various number of goaltending topics in a casual environment.
Niklas Backstrom: Minnesota Wild
Program Dates and Cost:
5 Day Mentorship Program
- Group 1: June 18-22, Madison WI ($5000)
- Group 2: June 29 – July 3, Madison WI ($5000)
- Group 3: July 28-31, Vancouver BC ($4000)
Price includes program fees, On-Ice video breakdown, access to 12 month EG 365, as well as lunch and dinner for the 5 training days. Travel and Accommodations are not included. Boarding options may be available upon request.
*** To apply to the 2011 Elite Goalies Mentorship Program please contact Mike Valley at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608.332.6717
“After attending the Mentorship Program and working with Mike Valley this summer my level of play and confidence took a huge jump. The way Mike combines both the on ice technique with the mental side of the game is a combination that is hard to come by in other camps. The mentorship camp was able to take me from being a good college goaltender to an elite one. I look forward to working with Mike for years to come!” ~ Josh Robinson, Michigan Tech Huskies, NCAA
Mike’s teaching strategies and knowledge of the game is unbelievable. The introduction of his different innovations of conditioning and technique has helped me increase my speed and on ice mentality immensely. He separates himself above other goalie coaches as he is always available and willing to help you with your game throughout the entire season. I fully intend on working with Mike for the rest of my career.” ~ Cole Holowenko (Chilliwack Bruins) on the Mentorship Program
“Mike Valley has provided the best coaching I have ever had. While there are many coaches who have knowledge of the game, the position and the ability to demonstrate drills, there are few coaches, if any that have the passion for goaltending and the ability to communicate that Mike has. I was lucky to be able to participate in Mikeâ€™s week- long mentorship program. This program was great because not only did I get better at goaltending through the hours of teaching, ice time, and drills but I became a better goalie mentally by talking about goaltending informally with Mike. He is able to quickly figure out a goaltenders strengthâ€™s and weaknesses and zero in on how to improve a studentâ€™s game efficiently and in a positive environment. He does not let a student “get by” â€“ he makes you work on something until the problem is fixed.” ~ Sean Lawrence, Dallas Stars Midget AAA
“The Elite Goalies Mentorship program gives you top quality one-on-one coaching. Their unique style of coaching pushes you to perform at the next level.” ~ Landon Peterson, University of Wisconsin, NCAA
“This past summer I had the privledge to work with Mike Valley and Brian Elliott in Wisconsin. Their combined experience and knowledge of the game helped to not just tighten the technical aspect of my game but also my mental, read, and reacting skills as well. Mike made sure that the camp was not only mentally and physically challenging but also allowed time for bonding with fellow goalies Cole, Chris, and Adam. The feed back I received from Mike also continued after the camp was over through the various video that was taken during the camp which gave me more time to work on my weaknesses at home. I look forward to working with Mike and company in the future.” ~ Luke Siemens, Everett Silvertips WHL
“I’ve been going to Mike Valley only for a year but I could tell right away that he helped my game in so many ways. Working with Mike has helped me develop a simpler and more pro like game that has turned me into a ligitimate NHL prospect.” ~ Chris Rawlings, Northeastern NCAA