Jim Kerr- goalie parent (guelph minor hockey)
James is an extremely knowledgeable, patient and understanding individual. He is very detailed when it comes to training and breaks down each drill and movement in order to get the best out of everyone. His great balance of positive feedback and clear expectations keeps goalies driven and focused to reach there goals. I would highly recommend James to anyone as he has improved my son in the position he loves. James clearly understands what it takes to bring the best out of my son and has developed a very positive working relationship with him. He is Always willing to go the extra mile and has always been open to discussion with myself to talk about my soNs progress and goals. Simply the best.
Heather AndersoN- Goalie Parent (Castlegar Minor Hockey)
I have been a goalie parent for the last 8 years and in that time my 14 year old son Bryce has been to many different goalie camps and received instruction from many different well known goalie coaches but none have been able to connect like James Prigione. We were very fortunate to not only watch James bring his skills in the net to help bring 3 consecutive BCIHL Championships to Selkirk College but he also provided on ice lessons to the goalies of Castlegar Minor Hockey. As the Goalie Coordinator and mother of one of these goalies it was amazing to see how James connected to these young goalies. As a goalie coach, James presented and broke down skills and drills in different ways for different age groups adapting for everyone so they got the most out of each practice. While having one on one training sessions my son Bryce was taught a high level of skills but James also motivated Bryce and gave him a level of confidence that I’ve never seen before. While working with James, Bryce became more agile and flexible in the net. James taught Bryce to have patience and how to watch the play which improved his game play significantly. James has a special way about him which motivates the goalies he works with to work hard but have fun at the same time. Any goalie that is lucky to have James as a goalie coach will learn from one of the best! Castlegar lost an amazing goalie coach when James’ studies ended at Selkirk College and he moved back to Ontario.
Selkirk Saints (BCIHL) Head Coach, Owner and Head Instructor at NL Goal
I was lucky enough to coach James for two seasons. He was an extremely hard worker and a great team first player. I have no doubt James will be a successful Goalie coach and bring the most out of his students.
The instruction that my son has received from James through both private and group training has become very valuable and beneficial to his development as a goaltender. My son's improvement in crease work and movement, puck tracking and rebound control, glove, blocker and stick work, as well as proper body positioning has given him the added confidence and a strengthened ability to become a superior goaltender at the rep level. James is a very positive, encouraging and knowledgeable instructor who has managed to get the best out of my son through his motivation and commitment to hard work. I highly recommend goalie training with James Prigione.