After an invite from the OHL’s Niagara Falls Thunder to attend their training camp proved unsuccessful, Chris spent three years with the OHA Junior A Brampton Capitals.
There, he won Rookie of the year honours in his first year, and was part of two division winning teams, culminating in a league championship in 1994-95 and a trip to the Royal Bank Cup. During his time with the Captials, he was coached by NHL goalie coach, Jon Elkin, and taught at Jon Elkin Goalie Schools.
After Junior, Chris played in the WOAA and OHA AAA senior leagues for the next 15 years, and created the first ever, Elora Rocks goalie school for goaltenders in the Elora/Fergus area.
During the summer of 2018, Chris re-united with his long time goalie coach, teaching at Jon’s world renown goalie school with NHL goalies Matt Murray, and Mackenzie Blackwood. A veteran elementary teacher by profession, Chris knows how kids learn and how to use a students strengths and individual learning style to help them reach their potential. A life long learner, Chris is constantly updating his knowledge and says he learns as much from his students as they do from him.
Never has this been more true than now. While tried and true t-pushes, shuffles and c cuts are the foundations which strong, mobile and athletic goalies are built upon, new styles and techniques require goalies to be masters of the edges of their skates to move effortlessly and with speed around their crease.
In our power skating sessions, we will focus on the technical aspects of moving around the crease and outside the net. Goalies will learn to handle the puck and develop the strength and skills needed to play the puck.
A Private 50 minute lesson with Chris Billingsley.
Our private on-ice sessions are designed to specifically work on the areas we’ve identified for this lesson. Video feedback and immediate correction through our unique Hockey Studio Camera system. A copy of the lesson can be mailed to you following each one on one lesson for future review.
1on1 Sessions are booked through Chris and are not posted on self-service or our mobile app.
✅ 1 hour of Goaltender Power Skating and Puck handling.
✅ 1 hour of Hand-Eye/Reaction Training/VR and Video Review (tech talk, analysis, the mental game/mindset and interviews with NHL goalies).
✅ 1 hour of Dryland Training (agility, flexibility, core work and lateral strength) with Emily or Isaac.
✅ 1 hour On Ice training session *see below*
Each Day will have a specific focus;
Monday – Tracking the puck across the seam – Depth / Movement around the crease.
Tuesday – Post play – Wraps and other plays originating from behind the goal line.
Wednesday – Dead Angles, Bad Angles and how to play other awkward shots.
Thursday – Longer shots, zone entry, screens, deflections/tips and backdoor slides.
Friday – Review of all concepts, Assessment and feedback, report cards with Next steps.
Each group only has 4 goalies!
COST: $775 plus hst per week. Only $155 per day for 4 hours of instruction!
UNBEATABLE VALUE! *PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT US*.
Click the age group and week to register. Only 4 spots per age group/ time slot are available!
AUG 1st – 5th
We will have two Billingsley Goaltending Elite Coaching Staff on the ice for each session.
Chris Billingsley – Director of Goaltending Development.
Brett Brochu – OHL London Knights (*select dates tbd)
Michael Simpson – OHL, Peterborough Petes
Bryanne Baker – Bluewater Hawks Intermediate AA (July only)
Jackson Mailloux – Dorchester Dolphins Jr. C
Matt Brazeau – Strathroy Rockets, Jr. B
Max Dejanovic – London Jr. Knights
Gabriel Taherie, Caleb Cordell and Ben Floris – Junior Coaches
✅ 4 goalies, 2 elite coaches for each session!