An athlete cannot just show up to a workout or competition and perform, just as a pilot cannot just show up, jump in a plane and fly it. Preparing for on-ice performance is a crucial component to goaltending success. Strong emphasis will be placed on warming up for practices, games & workouts as well as cooling down to speed up recovery, improve flexibility & prevent injuries.
Off-ice sessions are also devoted to speed, agility and visual attachment in a goalie-specific manner. Strength and conditioning work is not part of the curriculum. Anyone over 14 years old should be accessing a knowledgeable strength and conditioning program in their area - there are plenty all over the globe - and arrive at the camp in shape. Anyone younger should play other sports to stay in shape. Regardless of age, goalies should not play hockey year round. To improve athleticism, participation in multiple sports is a huge advantage (Read my blog post for more on this: Click here). The time that you spend at the school will be completely focused on goaltending.