A NON-PROFIT PRO
To benefit underprivileged and under-educated goalies and goalie coaches around the world by creating new events, building new scholarships, and offering professional writing and consulting services. To improve the culture of goaltending by bringing people together and acting as Ambassadors that advocate a holistic approach to goalie and goalie coaching development.
The Goalie Guild is a nonprofit organization comprised of Ambassadors that work together to improve the culture of the goaltending position. With a focus on sharing information and taking a holistic approach to the development of the athlete’s body, mind, and spirit, we strive to create new connections and build everlasting friendships with anyone in the world of hockey and goaltending.
Since 2009, The Goalie Guild has been dedicated to mentoring and guiding goalies across the world. A trusted resource in the goaltending community, we’re here to help you reach the next level by helping you solve whatever obstacles you might encounter in the world of hockey. Whether you’re looking for ways to improve your game or looking for some guidance, we’re here to help you!
As a 501-c3 nonprofit, we strive to be a platform that is affordable and accessible. We’re truly passionate about educating and inspiring goalie coaches everywhere, so we’re committed to building symposiums and scholarships in order to open more doors. No matter your goal, no task is too small! If there’s a way we can help, you can be rest assured we will do whatever we can to lend a hand.
The only thing tougher than being a goalie is being the parent of one. We understand the frustrations you face, so we put a strong emphasis on supporting goalie parents. A child’s development relies heavily on their upbringing and surroundings, and since there may be no greater environmental factor than Mom and Dad, we are here to help lead you in the right direction.
We also strive to create opportunities for volunteers and fans to get involved in the world of goaltending. Through our social media outreach on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, we remain committed to sharing ideas, networking, and bringing people together for the greater good of the goaltending and hockey community.
HOW DO WE SERVE THE
We’re committed to growing the position by offering educational scholarships to underprivileged or under-educated goalies and goalie coaches. These scholarships are funded by sponsors, partners, and individuals just like you. Click below to learn more:
Click Here to help create, fund, or support a scholarship today. Below are some of the partners we’ve had since 2009.
CURRENT PARTNERS: Colorado Amateur Hockey Association | NetWork Goaltending | GoaliePost | GoaliePro | Korn Camps | Elite Goalies PAST PARTNERS: USA Hockey’s NTDP | NHL.com & NHL Fantasy | McKeen’s | DobberHockey | Colorado Avalanche
With nearly 10 years of experience creating and executing hundreds of successful projects, The Goalie Guild is a great starting point for your journey in goaltending. From USA Hockey to NetWork Goaltending, we strive to play a role in revolutionizing the way goaltenders learn the game and improve their skills.
Each consulting project is handled on an individualized and personalized basis. We not only take the time to get to know you on a personal level, but we provide these services in a nonprofit manner. Instead of being charged a traditional hourly or monthly fee, you’re merely encouraged to make a donation to our foundation. Any amount is fine with us, whether that is a single $1 or a single piece of equipment. Anything and everything goes a long way to keeping our services and scholarships intact, accessible, and fully available to as many people as possible. We look forward to working with you and helping you accomplish your goalie development goals!
Since 2009, Creativity has been the backbone of our organization’s growth in the community. Through our event management services, we showcase our commitment to growing the game through various live events, interactive projects, and outreach efforts. From helping you plan a new annual goalie program in your area, to assisting you with new ways to structure and promote your goalie company or product, we’re here to be a reliable resource and versatile tool. While we are always open to new projects and ideas, we believe in quality over quantity. It’s not how many projects we complete, but how effective and affordable they are. That being said, we spend the proper amount of time to make sure we discover as much as possible about your goals, plans, and ideas. The more we share, the more we learn, and the more we learn, the more effective we can be as event planners and managers. So please feel free to contact us at any time with your ideas, concerns, questions, or feedback. We’d love to hear from you!
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: DISCOVERING NEW REALMS OF GOALIE DEVELOPMENT
Goldman’s latest release is a lengthy reflection of a wild four-month international goaltending development research expedition. Fascinated by the cultural and environmental differences between goalies in Europe and North America, Goldman brings you inside his learning experiences through exclusive interviews with some of the brightest and longest-tenured goalie coaches in the world. From Mitch Korn’s camp in Minnesota to Jukka Ropponen’s GoaliePro world in Helsinki to Eli Wilson’s goalie factory in Toronto to USA Hockey’s Warren Strelow camp, Goldman saw a little bit of everything in the summer of 2014, and this book shares it all. Combined with some simple research into key aspects of goalie development, this book is a must-read for goalie parents, coaches, and enthusiasts.
THE POWER WITHIN: DISCOVERING THE PATH TO ELITE GOALTENDING
Goldman’s first book, which was co-authored with Dallas Stars director of goalie development Mike Valley, was a two-year collaboration project. Thanks to some incredibly candid interviews with pro goalies like Tomas Vokoun, Marty Turco, Brian Elliott, Niklas Backstrom, Richard Bachman, and many more, the book has helped thousands of goalies all over the world have a much better understanding of the path one must take to truly become an elite goalie. Using a simple visual representation of elite goaltending performance through the “Three Pillars” diagram, the book gives readers a chance to discover their own path to greatness. This book makes a great purchase to enhance your goalie camp or clinic, as well as a great tool for coaches that want to incorporate mental training into their programming.
THE PERIODIC TABLE OF GOALTENDING ELEMENTS: FREE DIGITAL GUIDE
With science and creativity at the forefront of this project, Goldman spent a portion of the summer of 2012 designing an infographic that would bring the two worlds together. A few years later, he updated the table to version 2.0, which now includes a free 30-page digital guide that accompanies the infographic. This guide takes the project scope one giant step beyond the norm, as it offers printable flash cards that can be used to make this a school-like educational endeavor. Kids have loved printing out the definition of each element and then memorizing them for future excellence. So not only does this project visually display the key elements of goaltending, it also offers up an educational tool for kids!
Born and raised on a horse ranch in northern Texas, Justin Goldman has traveled a very non-traditional hockey path. After graduating from the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas in 2000, he would go on to become the first native Texan to earn a spot in the Pro Hockey Writers Association in 2006 (PHWA). On June 1 of 2007, he founded his first hockey company, The Hockey Guild, with a mission of supporting the local hockey scene in Colorado. Since then, he has dedicated his career to hockey and goaltending through a number of different professional and volunteer projects.
THE GOALTENDING JOURNEY
Since January 1 of 2009, Goldman’s endeavors through The Goalie Guild have led him to all corners of the globe. As a pro goalie consultant, he has successfully completed numerous coaching, scouting, research, and writing projects. This includes three full-length books, a four-year writing stint at NHL.com, a six-year broadcasting stint covering the Colorado Avalanche, and hundreds of events. Goldman also currently acts as the Director of Operations for NetWork Goaltending, the Director of Goalie Development for the state of Colorado, and the Vice President of ICC Sales Corp.