The mission of the Foundation for Goaltending Research and Education is to educate goalies, parents, coaches and the hockey community on the physical and psychological development of ice hockey goaltenders, as well as conduct research on the health, safety and the environment factors that goalies experience. The Foundation for Goaltending Research and Education also pays tribute to former college, professional, Olympic goalies, goalie coaches and innovators of the position in the Foundations lobby through prominently displaying memorabilia.
The Foundation for Goaltending Research and Education was founded by a select Board of Directors which encompasses all aspects of goaltending. This includes goalies, agents, coaches and parents with both male and female representation. The Foundation is a 501 3(c) non profit business.
The Board of Directors provides the direction for the Foundation to be not only an advocate for the goaltending community, but also a sanctuary where goaltenders can be in an environment surrounded by other goaltenders that are as passionate about the position and the sport. The Foundation conducts research on current hot topics in goaltending, provides educational programs and supporting resources to goalies, parents and coaches.
The Foundation is funded by donations, symposiums and workshops, as well as memberships. A goaltending coaching symposium is be held each May consisting of goalie coaches from across North America and Europe. Workshops are conducted for youth hockey organizations across New England and donations and memberships are accepted from individuals, institutions and youth hockey organizations looking to support the causes of the foundation.
The end goal is to provide a voice for today’s goaltending community and help present and future goalies achieve the most enjoyment and satisfaction from playing the greatest position in all of sports.