UNIQUE BREED GOALTENDING UBG NEWSLETTER September 11 , 2011
NEWSLETTERS FROM UBGWith the growing popularity and the expansion of programs, Unique Breed Goaltending has decided to send out newsletters to goalies, goalie parents and coaches just to keep them up to date on all of the happenings going on. UBG will keep you apprised of all of the exciting things like the launch of the MHSGA (Michigan High School Goalies Association), the VISION TRAINING PROGRAM and more!! So stay tuned to find out more and of course, I will be sending out emails to let you know when these things launch!!
M.H.S.G.A. LAUNCH IS COMING SOONUNIQUE BREED GOALTENDING’s Michigan High School Goalies Association is close to launching. The M.H.S.G.A. is determined to help goalies who play high school hockey in every manner that we can. Helping players realize that travel and high school goalies have the same opportunities is important and helping them achieve their goals is a key component of this. MHSGA members will receive special discounts to UBG events and programs. There will be exclusive skates and events only for the members of the association too. These are just the tip of the iceberg. UBG has high hopes for the success and everything that the M.H.S.G.A. can possibly bring to high school hockey and high school goalies in the state.
THE WARRIOR PROGRAMThe WARRIOR PROGRAM is the most recent program by UBG to be released. The WARRIOR PROGRAM is a mentoring program for goalies that want to play junior or college hockey. There are two levels of the program. Level 1 is for the elite, dedicated goalie that has the potential and ability to play at that next level. Level 2 is for the goalie who simply wants to improve upon their game and get better without trying to make the next level quite yet. Maybe down the road Level 1 will be a fit, but right now Level 2 is what they need. So what’s the difference between Level 1 and 2 you ask? Not too much really. In both levels, the goalie will receive a full, personal DEVELOPMENT PLAN. This plan is for each individual goalie, not a cookie cutter print out. The plan will help outline the goalie’s strong points as well as what they need to work on. Both levels are also required to take part in the JOURNAL TO SUCCESS. This is a journal of the goalie’s day to day life and habits. As many people know, minor things in the day to day life can end up showing up on the ice in a bad way. Goalies in both levels also get REMOTE COACHING. The REMOTE COACHING is done through UBG’s partner, STREAM CORTEX. Goalies will sign up for a STREAM CORTEX account and then upload game and practice video into that account. UBG will watch and analyze the video and share back the clips so you, your parents, your team’s goalie coach or your grandma in Tucson can review them as well. In these clips you will see areas of your game that need improvement, areas that are good and should be utilized more often and areas that maybe just don’t work for you. So here is where the difference comes in. Level 1 will receive what is called the SCOUT PACKAGE. The SCOUT PACKAGE consists of clips that UBG and the goalie personally choose to share out to coaches, teams, and scouts. UBG has the ability to share these clips and videos with hundreds of colleges/universities and junior programs such as the OHL, USHL and more. Level 2 will not have this available to them. One key thing to remember is that not everyone will be accepted into the Level 1 program. There is an application process (which can be found on the website or by request) that goalies must go through and be accepted. If a goalie is not accepted into Level 1, it will be suggested to use the Level 2 program. As always, UBG is here to answer any questions that may arise. Please feel free to reach out anytime. To apply, go to : uniquebreedgoaltending.com
OTHER NEW PROGRAMS COMING THIS MONTHAlong with the WARRIOR PROGRAM, there will also be a number of other new programs launching this month. UBG is hoping to be offering goalie specific VISION TRAINING this month as well as introducing REMOTE COACHING. Both of these programs can and will be great for goalies to take advantage of. I will keep everyone updated on when they start and what will be involved. WELCOME TO AARON CROUSEI want to take a moment to welcome Aaron Crouse on board with UNIQUE BREED GOALTENDING. Aaron will be taking on the role of Director of Camps and no doubt wearing some other hats too. Those of you who attended a UBG camp this past summer will recognize Aaron from there. WELCOME ABOARD AARON!!
THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR MAKING UNIQUE BREED GOALTENDING THE FASTEST GROWING NAME FOR GOALIES IN MICHIGAN!! I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AROUND THE RINK.