Development Schedule

Optimal Goalie is the only performance development facility in Minnesota, totally dedicated to goalie off-ice development. We offer programs year around for goalies of all ages and abilities.

High School Development Program

The high school development program started in the spring of 2021 to give passionate goalies with high aspirations a place to truly develop off the ice. In that time the program has produced amazing results leading to goalies being drafted in the USHL, tendered in the NAHL & MJHL, playing in the Hlinka-Gretzky tournament, state championship & state-runner up, Frank Brimsek award nomination, and three team MVP’s to name a few of the accomplishments by the goalies in the program.

If you or your child has a serious desire to be a state champion and play at the next level this program is a must for you and their development as a goalie. I am committed to developing you into the best athlete you can be with my person-first focused athlete development model while mentoring you to be a strong leader on and off the ice.

Are you ready for the challenge of what it takes to be great in the net? Give me a call, you are the exact goalie I want to work with.

Call Larry at 952-270-5490 or fill out our online form for more information.

Larry approached my son at the end of his sophomore season with the opportunity to train at Optimal Goalie. We had been doing other summer training programs over the last few years, but we wanted something more focused that would help my son get to the next level. Larry’s program has been exactly what my son needed as a goalie.

As a goalie parent knows, the position of goaltending is one the most unique in all of sports, and can be lonely for the goalie and goalie parents. Larry has created a program, atmosphere, and culture where my son not only grows as an athlete, but experiences the camaraderie, support, and healthy competition formed training off the ice with other goalies, and his support, encouragement, and advisement have been invaluable to me as a goalie parent.

I cannot recommend this program highly enough; this is something every high school goalie should be doing if they want to play junior hockey.

Pete Sveran
Apple Valley, MN
Summer 2024

Bantam Training Program

The bantam program focuses on developing athletes from the ground up building the core aspects of athleticism. The ten-week program starts by identifying any areas of concerns with the athlete and addressing those concerns. We then focus on developing their mobility, stability, balance, coordination, and strength.

Throughout the ten weeks each athlete will go through a program that is centered around their specific development needs. Each session is structured to provide feedback that allows the athlete to grow and develop leading to consistent improved performance on the ice.

Training Sessions

When: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Starts: Tuesday June 11th
Ends: Thursday August 22nd
Break: 4th of July break will be from Monday July 1st to Friday July 5th 2024
Cost: $1,250 with option to pay in full or $350 down with Payment Plan.

The summer program was great for our twin boys. With a busy summer playing other sports and being involved in other activities, their favorite one was Larry’s training program.

My wife and I really like Larry’s philosophy of developing an athlete first. Throughout the summer we saw their performance improve on the ice and in the other sports they play. We were so happy to see them having fun and developing in all their sports and activities without having to take them to serval training programs.

Larry has instilled a sense of confidence and responsibility in them that has helped them grow up as young men. We are so grateful to have our boys working with Larry. They are so excited for next summer’s program!

Chris Parrington
Chaska, MN