Goalie Secrets from Goal Army Academyby GAAHockey
This is a course about goal tending with Rick Besharah of Goal Army Academy
Rick Besharah’s highest level of achievement was within the Chicago Blackhawks farm system at the ECHL minor professional level. Prior to professional hockey, Besharah played both in the Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON regions at AA, AAA, Junior B, and Junior A levels & attended Major Junior camps within the Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL), Hull Olympiques (QMJHL), and the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) organizations.
Having experienced various hockey schools, clinics, and learning from numerous goaltending coaches, one particular camp led by goaltending guru Francois Allaire (Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche), and his brother Benoit Allaire (Montreal Canadiens, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers) stuck with Besharah. Besharah became a student of the game & position under the wings of the Allaire’s through 14 years of training within goaltender camps, private instruction, video analysis and theory, as well as dryland training.
Through being a dedicated student of Allaire’s teachings, and also having had the opportunity to work at the hockey school immediately under the direction of Francois Allaire as a demonstrator, and instructor for 7 years, Besharah was able to learn the importance of working on proper goaltender technique and ensuring efficiency within all aspects of the game through a simplified structure of movements that allow goaltenders to cover as much of the net as possible in every scenario while maintaining agile.