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Newbridge Academy

Goaltenders: have you ever wanted to train like the professionals? Newbridge Academy gives young aspiring goaltenders the opportunity to train with me every day while at the same time learning in an academic environment tailor-made to bolster intellectual growth.

At Newbridge Academy I am able to truly dissect each individual goaltender’s game and then work with the individual to find out the best plan of attack for improvement.

What I’m able to do with goaltenders at Newbridge Academy is unlike anything I’m able to do in any other environment. The time I spend with the goalies there allows me to experiment with a variety of techniques and drills in order to find the best possible avenue of training for each individual goaltender at the school.

Due to the amount of time I spend on the ice with the goaltenders, they develop at a much faster rate than what they would normally achieve over the course of a regular season. The development I see at Newbridge Academy from our goaltenders is remarkable!  For goaltenders who are at the beginning stages of their development, they are able to build up solid fundamentals in their skating/mobility along with their save movements, body position, and positional awareness – in short, they learn how to become modern day goaltenders. And for more advanced goalies…well, they simply take their games into another stratosphere. Since I can spend time on minute details that you would never be able to look at in a normal training environment, we can fix things that goalies never thought they would have been able to fix. Those habits they thought they could never break? Well, we can not only break them but replace them with elite-level habits.

And, of course, the Academic Program offered at Newbridge Academy is second to none and allows goaltenders to combine their academic and athletic development in a way that’s not possible in a public school setting. The two programs (academics/athletics) work together for the betterment of the students.  Therefore, the students’ attention is more focused on what they need to do as an individual. With every aspect of the school catered toward the individual needs of the student, time is used so much more effectively and there is less chance for outside distractions – everything is much more efficient. As a teacher myself, the quality of Newbridge Academy’s academic program is very important to me. If I didn’t think it was top notch, I wouldn’t be here.

And if the quality of the Programs weren’t enough, goaltenders who attend Newbridge Academy are able to train with Empire Goaltending, year round, for half of the regular price! That’s right. If you are a goaltender enrolled at Newbridge academy, you will be able to participate in any of Empire Goaltending’s programs for 50% of the normal cost! That includes our Fall/Winter Skill Clinics as well as our Spring & Summer Programs! This will make it easier for members of the Empire to train under my guidance and ensure that they are maintaining the standard of play accustomed to Empire goalies.

Please visit the Newbridge Academy website to learn more about the school and inquire about Registration: http://www.newbridgeacademy.ca/

Brad MacCharles,

Owner/Director, Empire Goaltending

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