Our Prospects Showcase is intended for serious, competitive, and elite goaltenders who are trying to break into Junior or NCAA hockey. The showcase is a 3-day intense camp spanning Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.
All goaltenders will be evaluated in 4 key areas: On-Ice Skill & Technique, Off-Ice Athleticism, Vision Performance Skills, and will receive a Mindset & Personality assessment.
For the May 2019 Showcase, eligible birth years are 1999-2003.
We promote goaltenders in one of three ways:
- Coaches and scouts in attendance.
- Direct referrals and recommendations to our network of coaches & scouts. We've worked with 6 USHL, 7 NAHL, and a handful of other CJHL (Canadian Jr. A) and Tier 3 teams to place goalies in competitive situations.
- We create profiles for each goaltender, including their On-Ice film and assessment reports. These are published to an online platform, where goalies can then share their profile with scouts & coaches.
All Room, Board, Meals, and Transportation to & from the rink are provided. You won't have to find & pay for a hotel or food on top of the camp cost. Goalies must arrange their own transportation at the beginning and end of camp. Other than that, we have everything covered for goalies throughout the weekend.
Camp Will Include:
4.5 Hours of On-Ice Evaluation (3 x 1.5 Hour Sessions)
On-Ice Sessions are Video-Taped
We edit and publish your film to an online platform to share and market to teams.
Personality Assessment courtesy of Coaching2Connect
Vision Performance Assessment courtesy of McDonald Eye Care
Off-Ice Athleticism Evaluation
Our mission through the Prospects Showcase is to provide goaltenders around the world with the opportunity to showcase their talents in a unique and proprietary environment that is conducive to allowing goaltenders to showcase their skills and abilities.
This program is built around exhibiting goaltenders mental, physical (Strength and Flexibility), and vision attributes on top of fundamental on-ice components such as rebound control, movement, save selections, communication, and puck play.
Most traditional showcases have no goaltender-specific evaluation involved. They simply recruit kids and allocate them to a team to play games. Unfortunately, they have very little control over true evaluation. Some camps may have an hour dedicated to goaltenders but few coaches might really pay attention. Some prospects camps have off ice testing, however, none of the tests are goaltender specific. Finally, once the goaltender has finished the camp they are on their own to start all over again at the next camp.
At CPGS we have considered all of these issues and concerns. We strive to develop long-term relationships with our goaltenders, guiding throughout their careers. Our showcase is built by goaltenders for goaltenders, and used as a vital recruiting tool for coaches in the USHL, NAHL, and USPHL, as well as various Canadian Junior Leagues.
Each goaltender will be filmed on the ice and we create a video library and profile which will be used to promote each goaltender.
Also unique to the CPGS Prospects Camp, goalies participate in Sports Vision Testing as well as a DISC Personality Assessment. These are used to evaluate who the goalie is, individual goaltender so we can understand them on a deeper level.
Camp will start on Friday between 1-4 PM (Central Time) and will conclude on Sunday between 1-1:30 PM (Central Time). All flights and travel arrangements should be made around these rough start and end times.
We will be starting and ending camp at Urness Hall on Augsburg College's campus. The address is: 800 22nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.
If you are flying in, you can easily book a cab or Uber to get to Urness Hall. We unfortunately cannot pick up goalies from the airport due to logistic issues.