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Be A Pro's goal is to provide each goaltender in Southwestern Ontario with the most up-to-date elite professional training in a fun and intense environment on and off the ice, so that every student will notice and feel improvements that will take them to the next level. We are committed to education and excellence, both on and off the ice, so that each student will be able to bring what they have learned into their everyday routines, we want to make better goalies but most of all better people.
We feel the best learning environment is through personal attention. We have no more than 18 goalies on the ice (even smaller in some areas) and have a student to instructor ratio of 2:1 (2 goalies per net). This means we will have a goalie instructor at each net. Some schools will count their shooters as instructors, so that they can boast they have low ratios, please do not be fooled, our instructors are trained to make you a better goalie, they are not just out there for "show". Enrollment is limited to ensure every goalie will get the attention they both need and deserve. We pride ourselves in having successful staff both on and off ice, because if you would like to be successful you must surround yourself with success.
Our students will learn a reaction based butterfly where LESS IS MORE. In just 2 years since Be A Pro's creation, we have come to be known as the best butterfly goalie school in Southwestern Ontario, so to become the BEST you must train with the BEST.
We stress good habits, technique, and game situations; we teach this through repetition, and muscle memory. Our style is very simple to learn and is for all ages, it's not practice makes perfect it's perfect practice makes perfect! That is why our instructors will both play the style and be extremely knowledgeable about the butterfly style. Everyday there is on ice video feedback given to the student. It is not one net set up to do this, but rather Scott going around recording the goalies and providing feedback on the video and to the goalie. At the end of each week the goalie will bring a USB so their feedback can be viewed as many times as they would like.
We stress quality instruction, not quantity of instructors. Our shooters will be shooting to develop our students not to score on them. The off-ice program is developed specifically for goaltenders, using advanced techniques including plyo-metric, cardio and metabolic training. Students will also be focusing on proper stretching technique to improve their flexibility and reduce injury. Everything done off the ice is helping our students become a better goaltender.
Finally, we will have a lecture period which covers topics such as nutrition, sports psychology, education, and equipment. At the end of each week, each student will be asked to contact Scott Dickie in order to receive a personal evaluation.
Skills Covered On Ice at Be A Pro:
Session 2 - Power Skating and Puck Handling: Edge control, an intense coverage of t-push, shuffle, power pushes, slides, forward and backwards skating, and conditioning, stopping the puck behind the net, proper puck handling decisions, shooting, passing, Goalie Hockey
A Day at Be A Pro:
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I have worked for Scott ever since he has had Be a Pro, and I've been lucky enough to recive some instruction from Scott as well. I have seen many of Scott's students over the past few summers improve so much I can hardly tell that they are the same goalie. I have seen many young goalies come to the school for the first time and not be able to play the butterfly style, but by the end of the week they have it down pat.
With excellent drills from Scott and a little help along the way from the instructors I belive that any goalie that comes to Be a Pro will leave a much better goalie. Scott is a very likable guy and really knows how to teach, he can pick up on some little things that you wont be able to properly correct you in what you are doing wrong. Every summer I look forward to working Be a Pro, we have a lot of fun and it is great to see the improvement of the goalies from the previous year.
I would recommend coming to Be a Pro if you haven't yet. Hope to see you there next summer.