Elite Concepts Goalie Training offers clinics, camps, private lessons, consultation and team coaching and evaluation services. We are based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and we offer instruction in a variety of western US and Canadian locations - and now Buffalo, New York.
Truly great goalies each have a special something. Elite Concepts is founded on the belief that while certain movement patterns and technical skills make goaltending easier, and while styles of play and points of emphasis may change, the most successful goalies are the ones who can combine individual athletic strengths with technical mastery across styles, who can read, react, and influence situations in real time, and who see save selections as simply tools to stop the puck. Goaltending is simple - keep the puck in front of you.
With extensive goalie coaching experience working with some of the best coaches and experience both playing and coaching at the prep school, college, and professional level in North America and Europe, we've seen it all!
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Owner and Director: Shelley Payne – Coach Shelley returns to the University at Buffalo men's hockey ACHA Division 1 team for the 23/24 season as an assistant coach and goaltending coach. UB captured the NECHL championship in 2023 behind strong goaltending. She will also be back with the Hilbert College women's NCAA DIII team for 23/24. Shelley spent the 20/21 season playing in Sweden with KHK after spending the past season in Finland. Shelley spent the 2017-18 season coaching in Kimberley, British Columbia, including as the East Kootenay Zone AAA Midget + Bantam goalie coach. Served in an advisory role with The Kimberley Academy during the 2016-2017 season while playing professionally with the Boston Blades of the CWHL. Shelley spent the previous three seasons playing in Sweden. Former head coach and goalie coach Goteborg Hockey Club. Clarkson Cup champion with Minnesota Whitecaps. 4 years NCAA DIII at Colby College.
USAH Level 4 Coach
Hockey Canada Dev. 1 Coach
Master of Sports Leadership, Northeastern University
Information about our popular New Mexico summer camps coming soon -
now booking private and semi private lessons in Buffalo through the spring.
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