Performance Goaltending

· Performance Goaltending is full time goalie training service founded and directed by Dave Wells.

· Dave has been teaching goalies for 14 years and has built a client base the old fashioned way: by word of mouth referrals. “The best business is built from happy, loyal people who are pleased to pass your name to others seeking professional instruction.”

· Over the years Dave has been the goalie coach with Ryerson University (CIS), Pickering Panthers (OPJHL Jr. A), the Toronto Moose (GMHL Jr. A)  and with dozens of AAA, AA and A teams around the GTHL and the OMHA. He has mentored under Steve McKichan, former goalie coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with several other lesser known but equally bright goalie minds. “Every goalie coach I have worked with over the years has taught me something I can pass along to my students.”

· “Perhaps the greatest influence on my coaching style was my Dad. He was a great goalie in his day and was widely recognized by his peers as an excellent teacher and varsity coach. Having watched him for many years I learned a great deal about handling people and relating key skills.”

· Dave has developed an extensive network of contacts in the scouting and coaching fraternity at all levels of play. He is regularly contacted by teams to recommend goalies that he trains and he will proactively try to place qualified goalies on quality teams. His expert knowledge of goaltending has led to many teams using him in their goalie scouting, assessment and recruiting efforts.

· For an in depth explanation of Dave’s teaching belief’s please click on the Training Philosophy link on the left.

· Dave holds a B.A. from Brock University where he served a term as Class President. In his younger playing days he was an all-star goalie for the Jr. B Westport Rideaus, helping to lead his team to a league championship in 1987. Even though he has played the position for 30+ years, Dave still tests everything he teaches to make sure it is fundamentally sound. If a new concept is sensible it will be introduced when age appropriate. If the concept does not make sense it will be discarded. 

· “I love to teach motivated goalies. When you see someone set lofty goals and then you help them work hard to accomplish those goals it’s an awesome feeling.”

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Training better goalies, one crease at a time.