This level specific Goalie Camp will be directed by Coach Mackie Grimes. Coach Mackie is the USA Hockey Goalie Development Coordinator for the Southeast Division, and is both Safe Sport certified and is a USA Hockey certified Goalie Coach. The Daytona Ice Arena Goalie Camp is based on Coach Mackie's experience as a goaltender, as well as his 17 years of coaching.
To allow for a more individualized and focused goalie training, there are limited spots available.
Each day, goalies will experience on-ice and off-ice training in a synergistic method to maximize their learning potential.
Elite: 2 hours on-ice training
Beginners: 1hr 15 min on-ice training
On-ice training will focus on all the necessary skills and drills to maximize each goalie's time on the ice. Ice sessions will be broken into stations that implement fundamental techniques such as goalie stance, movement, shot preparation, save selection, post play, on-ice mobility, puck handling, and more advanced game situations as the week moves forward. There will be a major emphasis on edge work and recovery, helping goaltenders get to the correct position EARLY.
Functional Strength: Not just lifting weights to lift weights. Every lift we will do will have the purpose of helping goaltenders stop more pucks and get from point A to point B faster, and more controlled.
Goalie Specific Mobility: We avoid just stretching the same muscles repeatedly. Every movement/stretch we will teach and practice will aid goaltenders in injury prevention and keeping them feeling flexible off AND on the ice.
Stamina: Cardio that won't involve just "going for a long run", but constant stops, starts, and changes of direction.
Speed and Agility: Goaltenders will work on trying to get from post to post faster.
Hand-Eye: Innovative hand-eye training drills for goaltenders to take home with them and refine their skills throughout their season
Sample of Elite Daily Schedule
8:00am Check in
8:45am On-ice training begins
10:45am On-ice training ends
11:00am Off-ice hand eye and explosive training
12:15pm Session ends
Sample of Beginner Daily Schedule
12:45pm Check in
1:15pm On-ice training begins
2:45pm On-ice training ends
3:00pm Off-ice hand eye and explosive training
4:00pm Session ends
What experience do I need to have to particpate?
Elite: 2 years of travel experience and above skill level
Beginner: House League or first year travel experience level
What is the cost to participate?
$225 is the beginner price and $325 is the advanced price
What do I need to bring to camp?
T-shirt and shorts
What are the exact dates of camp?
June 16 - 18, 2021
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Where can I register for Sunshine State Goalie Development Camp 2021?
Come camp at DME Academy. Our summer camp program is perfect for children aged 5-12. Our camps are dedicated to keeping kids active and offer them an exciting opportunity to learn, experience, and create lifelong memories through sports, fitness, cognitive, and team-based activities.
Halifax Health has been caring for Volusia & Flagler county residents since 1928. Their mission is to be the community healthcare leader through exceptional talent and superior patient centered service delivered in a financially sustainable manner. As a leading employer in the area with 500+ physicians, representing 54 subspecialties, their track record and service to the community is admirable.
As the official healthcare provider for DME Academy, this mutually beneficial relationship aligns two great companies in the Daytona Beach area.
Our elite field house is home to our basketball, volleyball and performance training areas. With more than 47,000 square feet our professionally maintained facility has the latest training equipment and technology for athletes. Our facility boasts 2 full NBA courts, 5 youth courts, 7 regulation volleyball courts, a performance center, athletic training rooms and a spa.
How much does this camp cost?
8 weeks of camp for $1400 ($175/week)
There is a registration fee of $35 dollars and it includes two DME t-shirts.
Register for all 8 weeks and pay by April 30 and save 15%
Register for all 8 weeks and between May 1 and May 31st and save 10%
Sibling discounts are also available.
What is provided in the camp fee?
Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Snack
Transportation not provided. It is added to the cost of the field trip.
Who is in charge of my child?
DME Summer Camp Staff: School Administrators, Teachers, Coaches, and College Students that have grown up in the summer camp program. We follow 1:20 ratio on campus and 1:10 ratio off-campus. It is our Director's 11th year and Co-Director's 8th year running this camp.
What should I bring to camp?
Campers should come equipped to play both indoor and outdoor sports each day. On our skating days at the ice arena, each camper should wear cold-weather clothing. Campers are encouraged to bring a water bottle and sunscreen.
Campers will be assigned lockers. Any belongings will be kept there. Additional snacks are always encouraged. Any electronics brought to camp will be at your own risk. DME is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.
Waivers & Insurance
All campers will need to fill out our Mandatory Waiver Form. This will need to be filled out and E-signed during the registration process, by a Parent/Guardian.
What kind of meals can my camper expect?
Breakfast usually consists of the following:
one juice, one milk, muffin, pop tart, breakfast bars or cereal
Lunch usually consists of the following:
1 juice, 1 milk, PBJ, turkey sub, Lunchables, apple or banana, apple sauce, cheese stick etc.
We also provide an afternoon snack each day.
Explore our field trip details and calendar.
Our 2022 field trip calendar is not yet available. Field trips are not included in the cost of camp and the schedule is subject to change.
Halifax Health will provide a medical advisory council consisting of 5 members. Physicians and community health managers will meet with DME leadership and advise on all health protocols and provide up to date and newly established injury research.
DME Student-Athlete Liaison
Halifax Health will provide a liaison for injured DME Academy students-athletes.
Fitness Assessments & Nutritional Education
Halifax Health will provide fitness assessments on all incoming DME Academy student-athletes upon request as well as provide nutrition education once per season, per sport.
Life Saving Training & Telemedicine Services
Halifax Health will provide annual Basic Life Saving Skills training for DME staff and coaches as well as make telemedicine services available to DME Academy student-athletes at usual and customary rates.
Medical Personnel at DME Events
Halifax Health will provide medical personnel at select DME events.
DME Sports Academy is proud to announce our inaugural DME Hockey Academy under the guidance of former NHL player and Stanley Cup winner Eric Perrin. The hockey academy offers elite hockey training as well as education opportunities for players looking to grow their individual skills at a faster and more intense pace.
Daytona Ice Arena did a trial run of the Take A Shot At Hockey Program at the Daytona Ice Arena on Saturday, September 29th for elementary and middle school students before the program goes public.
The Take A Shot at Hockey Program is designed to introduce students to skating and the sport of hockey by giving them the opportunity to put on full gear and get a real feel for the game on the ice! Kids of the ages of 8-13 showed up at 11:30 am for registration and hit the ice at 12:30 pm.
With many kids first time on the ice, the Daytona Ice Arena coaches helped them learn the fundamentals on the ice and then incorporated hockey rules, equipment, and drills throughout the workout.
“We want to introduce kids to the sport, ice hockey with educating them through the program and give them a feel for the game by keeping them active, by promoting healthy competition and long-term wellness,” Justin Cirillo, the Director of Program Marketing & Sponsorship, said during the event.
The program will be rolled out to elementary schools in both Volusia and Flagler counties. The DIA can also tailor the event to include a STEM session along with the Take a Shot at Hockey Program. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.