The Elite Hockey Training Center Goaltenders Development Program is designed to maximize each goaltenders potential. Individualized training programs are developed for each goaltender based on age, experience and ability. The goaltenders program is offered during every camp session.

While each goaltender will participate in an individualized goalie program with specialized instructors, he/she will also refine game skills by participating in the afternoon and evening sessions.

On-ice goaltender training is designed to improve players agility, coordination, stance, technique and concentration. Emphasis is placed upon the proper technique for covering angles and the importance of correct position in the net. Skating speed and agility are improved through daily power skating instruction. The proper techniques of stretching are taught to increase the goaltenders flexibility and to prevent injury.

Dry land training for goaltenders includes drills to improve hand-eye and eye-foot coordination, as well as agility and speed.

On and off the ice, concentration and confidence are stressed as goaltending skills.




Cap Raeder was a professional coach in the NHL for 20 years. He has worked with some of the league’s best goalies, including Evgeni Nabokov, Miikka Kiprusoff and Mike Smith just to name a few. Raeder has also coached for the Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and was the head coach at Division I Clarkson University.

Raeder played college hockey at the University of New Hampshire and was an All-American in 1974. He was drafted by the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association and the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He played for the Whalers from 1975-77. During his 1976 season, he was selected to play for Team USA in the inaugural Canada Cup.

  • Specialized Goaltender Instructors
  • Special Goaltending Off-Ice Training
  • Video Goaltender Films and Lectures

Typical Day at Boys Boarding Session

7:00am Breakfast
7:45 – 9:00am On-Ice Skill Stations
9:30 – 10:30am Lecture Hockey Chalk Talks
10:45 – 11:15am Shooting Range
11:15 – 11:45am Puck Control / Agility
Noon Lunch
12:45-1:45pm On-Ice Team Practice
2:00 – 3:00pm Field Sports
3:00 – 3:45pm Conditioning
4:15 – 5:00pm Swimming or Floorball
5:30 Dinner
6:30 – 7:45pm On-Ice Competitive Hockey Game
7:45 – 8:30pm Elite Olympic Games
8:45 – 10:00pm Dormitory Lights out between 8:45 -10:00pm
(Depending on age)

**Weekend Activities**

Field Trips to Lakes, Movies, Baseball Games, Mountain Climbs, Dartmouth

On-Ice Skills and Field Day Competitions

Small Game Practices