HEAD INSTRUCTOR AND SCHOOL DIRECTOR
played 5 years of Junior A hockey and continued his
passion for the position into coaching.
He has been a professional goaltending consultant for the past 12 years developing goalies of all ages.
has had the opportunity to train numerous professionals, NCAA and Jr "A" goaltenders.
In 2009/2010, 10 of the 30 Central Junior A hockey league goalies attended sessions with Stefan Nichols
at one point or another in their training career.
Stefan's eye for detail, implementation of the Hybrid style and ability to diagnose inaccuracy among goalies has secured him a position as the Ottawa Junior A Senators goalie coach.
In only two years with the team one goalie was invited to tryout with the Ottawa 67's and the other goalie committed to Lake Superior Division I, NCAA.
At the minor level, Stefan
has acted as the Ottawa Sting goalie mentor for the past 3 years.
3 years as mentor, Sting goalies have always made the jump to the Bantam AAA 67's organization
has a track record of bringing goalies to the next level of their play.
knowledge and applications of the technical and tactical elements of goaltending provide his
students a solid foundation to develop skills that will be useful throughout their careers.
Stefan makes a point of building professional relationships with each student at Goaler U. Stefan identifies the goalies needs and tailors his sessions towards challenging the students to reach their highest potential.
Stefan is also a fluently bilingual teacher with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board which provides him the communication and teaching skills to educate the different individuals in all of his sessions.
creates an environment for success that develops the mental as well as the physical aspects of a goaltender.
always looked at ways to improve my game and help me reach the next level by focusing on; position, repetitions, rebound control, stick and puck handling, and mind setting prior to a game.
teaches us about proper positioning and saves and how to never give up.
gives us a hard workout but tells lots of jokes and always cheers when we make a good save.
GU has really helped me make the AA
Adam (age 11, playing Minor Peewee AA)
is such a well organized and professional team headed by Stefan Nichols
This school has been instrumental in developing Connor to play at the highest level in a very short period of time.
staff are very personal and genuine with all the kids.
We constantly recommend this goalie school to anyone at any level.
But what separates GoalerU
from other goalie training schools is Stefan Nichols
, and the teaching approach he
has instilled in all GoalerU instructors and staff.
Stefan's personal combination of very high energy, direct experience of playing at the highest levels of hockey, and an intense interest in the welfare and capabilities of each goalie student is reflected in everyone associated with GoalerU
is a great, high intensity and motivated goaltending instructor.
constantly follows the most up to date techniques in the goalie world to help improve his
skills as an instructor which leaks into my performance on the ice.
Head Instructor & School Director