Shane Clifford offers private hockey goalie lessons in two locations in the Pittsburgh, PA area; Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA and KO Sports in Canonsburg, PA.  Both locations, known as “The Crease”, feature specially designed real ice pads which offer the goaltender the opportunity to move and react as they would in a real game situation.


Private-Goalie-Lesson-At-The-Crease  Private Goalie Lesson With Shane Clifford

Meet Shane Clifford’s Private Goalie Lesson Coaches

Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA – Coach Mike Yaremko 412-708-9605.

mike1 Coaching Experience
✦Central Catholic Inline Hockey Goalie Coach (October 2004-2006)
✦Central Catholic Inline Hockey JV3 Head Coach (October 2005-2006)
✦PIHA Pittsburgh Phantoms Goalie Coach (October 2005-2007)
✦Mission Fusion U18 Head Coach (2007)
✦Norwin High School Ice Hockey Varsity/JV Goalie Coach (October 2007-2011) ✦University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg)
✦Yaremko Sports & Personal Training Owner/Trainer (April 2011-Present)
✦Shane Clifford Goalie Schools (2015-Present)
✦West Virginia University Goalie Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach (2016-Present)————————–
Degrees/ Certifications
• Bachelors of Science – Sports Management (Wellness and Fitness)
• NASM Master Trainer
• Certified Personal Trainer
• Golf Fitness Specialist
• Corrective Exercise Specialist
• Weight Loss Specialist Experience
• Central Catholic Inline Hockey
• University of Pittsburgh Ice Hockey (2006-2007)
• ECHL Wheeling Nailers Camp (September 2008)[39 out of 43 saves in three days; 12-16 shootout/penalty shot; 1 shutout]
• California University of Pennsylvania (2009-2010)[.905 SP, 2.99 GAA, 211 SH, 191 SV, 401 MIN, 7-2-1 Record]
Off Ice Training
• Yaremko Sports & Personal Training

KO Sports in Canonsburg, PA – Coach Frank Gibbin (724) 640-2865.

frank Lead Instructor KoSports

Frank began instructing with the Shane Clifford Goalie School in 2012 and became full time in 2014 when he was promoted to run a secondary facility at KoSports in Canonsburg. He has been coaching in the Pittsburgh area for numerous minor hockey associations since graduating high school in 1999 and received his Level 5 USA Hockey certification in 2013.

He has more recently spent time with University of Pittsburgh (ACHA D1) Pittsburgh Vengence U16AAA, U18AAA, Junior A (NA3HL) and The Johnstown Tomahawks (NAHL). He also works very closely with our multiple NCAA and Pro goaltenders during private training sessions.

Frank resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Erica, sons Landen and Brody and daughter Ava.

Call Mike or Frank to schedule your private lesson today…

Open and available to goalies of all ages and skill levels, The Crease is where your goaltender can go to get “tuned up” week after week during the ups and downs of the long regular season and receive individualized training on all facets of the goalie position.  Your goaltender can leave knowing that they are ready and in the zone for their next set of games.

What are Shane’s private hockey goalie lessons all about?

Movement, movement, and more movement!  Shuffle, T-Glide, Butterfly slide, and Lateral Adjustment are just a few of the movements your goalie will work on during a private lesson at The Crease. Movements that are so critical to becoming a complete goaltender who can read, react and move instinctively.  All of Shane’s accomplished and seasoned goaltenders subscribe to this same system which becomes second nature after years of emphasis and reinforcement and lays the foundation on which they can rely season after season from Youth to Juniors to College and to the Pros!

Add proper glove, blocker and stick positioning into the mix and your goalie will come away with a complete private goalie lesson week after week.  Shooting drills at the end of the lesson will put these movements and positioning to the test and allow your goaltender to take this confidence with them to their next game or games.

Have a look at the video below and you will see how all the goalie movements along with the proper glove, blocker and stick positioning come together into a practical and realistic lesson routine that your goalie can rely on week after week and game after game.

This four minute video features two of Shane’s goalies using  his proven techniques such as Shuffling; T-Gliding; Lateral Adjusting; Butterfly Slide and Positioning; Proper Leg Recovery; Loading; Post Save Reaction and Response; Advanced Rebound Control; Shot Preparation; and Pre and Post Shot Positioning.   Watch the ease, speed and consistency of movement these goalies have developed over the years of training with Shane Clifford at “The Crease”.

Shane’s private hockey goalie lessons get results for goalies of all ages and skill levels and The Crease (now at TWO Pittsburgh area locations) is the premier location for all private goalie lessons in the Pittsburgh area.  You won’t find hockey goalie lessons like these anywhere else.

Lesson times are available Monday through Friday from 4pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 8am to 12pm at BOTH locations from September to April.

Lesson costs:

  • $45 for a 30 minute one on one lesson
  • $90 for 45 minute one on one lesson
  • $45 for a 45 minute lesson with a goalie partner of the approximate age and skill level.

If you’re interested in lessons at our Harmarville location call Michael Yaremko 412-708-9605  or to schedule a lesson at our Canonsburg location, call Frank Gribbin 724-640-2865.

To contact Shane Clifford call 412-443-9746.