"A Great Coach finds a way to connect with the many different personalities he encounters in such a way that gives each individual the same of benefit of his knowledge, experiences and successes."
At Veit we believe coaching athletes is about much more than just teaching the right moves or position. We believe its about building confidence, helping to always find a way and valuing hard work and humility over the win. We truly believe that in order to be your best at anything you do, you have to love what you're doing. Veit's Instructors strive to connect with each athlete in a way that supports and encourages hard work, drive and desire.
Ron Veit, Owner/Head Instructor
Alternate Governor / Co-Owner and Goaltending Supervisor of the Coquitlam Express hockey team of the BCHL
Ron Veit has been involved with goaltending for over 25 years and has trained goaltenders at every level of hockey. While working with the WHL, Ron has coached and has helped to develop talents like Carey Price and Chet Pickard, both being first round draft picks. While coaching with the Jr.A team Burnaby Express (BCHL), Ron won the Championship of Canada. Through the years Ron has trained many NHL goaltenders including talents such as Olaf Kolzig, Felix Potvin, Dan Cloutier, Damian Rhodes and Peter Scoudra to name a few.
Tanner Thomson, Head Instructor
Tanner has 15 years of experience as a goalie playing at all levels including Jr Hockey in Alberta, Canada. He continues to strengthen his skills playing against some of the best NHL starts living in the Vancouver area. This is Tanner’s 5th year as an instructor at Veit Goalie School, with the last two years in the position of head instructor. Tanner’s coaching style is rooted in the understanding of child development, including concepts such as, “learning is developed from connection and connection is developed through understanding each individual’s needs to lead them to become the best version of themselves on the ice and off the ice” -Tanner Thomson
Damian Rhodes, Instructor
NHL veteran of 12 years (TOR/OTT/ATL), now coaches with Hockey USA
Varian Kirst, Instructor
10 year European Pro DEL, now goaltending coach for the Vienna Capitals (Austria Div 1)
Veit Goaltending Instructors
The rest of Ron's team of instructors are assembled and trained in the Veit method. They all come from strong goaltending backgrounds and bring their own experiences to the program.
Previous guest summer camp coaches have included Dan Cloutier of the Vancouver Canucks, Bill Ranford of the LA Kings.
CAMPS & Sessions
SYNTHETIC ICE TRAINING
Here at Veit Goalie Schools we use Synthetic Ice in our Training Centres because we believe Synthetic Ice gives our clients a more personal and detailed approach to their learning and goal tending development. Training on synthetic ice can be the fastest way to improve your game in the in the least amount of time. Synthetic Ice allows to continually recreate simulated game situations while observing and gathering information on your performance.
1) What is Synthetic Ice? Synthetic Ice is a high performance synthetic surface that has been in existence for over 50 years and is used in professional hockey training centres all over the world
2) What are the benefits of training on a Synthetic Ice surface? Training on synthetic ice requires approximately 10% more effort than training and skating on real ice because it provides a slight resistance while skating or when performing technical goalie-specific movements. This resistance aides in a goaltender's training by building the specific muscles used by goaltenders while also increasing the individual's level of conditioning. The end result is a faster stronger more agile performance by the goaltender when transitioning back to real ice surfaces.
3) What effect will the Synthetic Ice surface have on my skates? The only effect Synthetic Ice has on your skates is that you may find your blades become dull at a slightly faster rate than you would see on real ice. This simply means you may have to sharpen your skates more frequently depending on how sharp you prefer them.
Through review and discussion we help you correct any inconsistencies or technical difficulties you may be having ensuring you are playing at your best while also being proactive in the prevention of injuries. We believe training on a synthetic ice surface is the fastest most relevant way for a goaltender to advance their game and reach their full potential as a player.
New Westminster Center
Drop In - $100
5 pack - $400
10 Pack - $775
20 Pack - $1500
½ Hr Sessions:
Drop In - $60
5 pack - $271
10 Pack - $501
20 Pack - $994
Semi Private One Hr Sessions:
$60 +tax Cost for each of the two goalies
**ALL PACKS WILL BE CHARGED TAX**
6 Mo Payment plans available for 20 pk session purchases
3 Mo Payment plans available for 10 pk session purchases
All packages have to be used inside the calendar year purchased.
One In Game Evaluation of Goalie's Play
(Within Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland)
Technical Break Down and Evaluation at a practice
(Within Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland)
Two sessions at Veit Goaltending Synthetic Ice Centre
Includes Private Video Analysis
Cost $350 plus tax .
Designed to tune up or quickly fix deficiencies and bad habits.
24 Hour Cancellation Notice Required
"We cant thank Ron enough for the great job he's done coaching Brian. The first year Brian played goal he finished the season with only four wins the whole season.That same summer Brian attended two of Veit's summer goalie camps and then he began taking private one-on-one sessions with Ron twice a month."
"We are very pleased to say that after only two summer camps and a total of 14 private sessions with Ron, Brian's team won the Banner for their league!!"
"I am a first year Bantam in my third season of taking lessons on the synthetic ice at Veit's New Westminster Training Centre. Ron's technique allows me to move efficiently around the crease in response to movements of the puck through the zone."
" ..."The synthetic ice training requires me to execute the drills correctly otherwise I fall and lose my balance. This carries over to my game because the correct execution of skills leaves me better prepared to respond to the next event".
- Quillon Bowman
"Having trained as a pro goalie with Ron throughout my 12 year professional playing career, I can say that he is one of the best goalie coaches/mentors in the business.
Ron´s guidance and partnership has lead me to start my own goalie schools in Europe, which has become A top European program (Canadian Global Goaltending Camps).
Now being a professional coach for the last 4 years in the top German and Austrian leagues (DEL/EBEL)
I still look for Ron´s consultation and new ideas on Goaltending."
Team Manager/ Goalie coach
Hey Ron, great training session last night. I really enjoy the technical fine details which is exactly what I need in my game playing against junior level type shooters. You’ve been instrumental in getting my game to a very high level, which was only a dream when I started training with you. Much appreciated.
What time are you going to North Van today to watch the pro league?
Adult Div. 1 goalie