Founded back in 2001, The Shane Clifford Goalie School is one of the premier goalie schools in the US, training goaltenders from youth level to the NHL and offering goalie instruction in the form of weekly private lessons to summer day camps and residential camps. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Shane Clifford utilizes his vast playing and coaching experience to propel young goaltenders to the Junior, Collegiate and Professional ranks.
Currently the goalie coach for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL); Madison Capitals (USHL); Youngstown Phantoms (USHL); and Everett Silvertips (WHL), Shane is uniquely positioned to not only to assist up and coming goaltenders with his coaching but he is also uniquely positioned to help them connect to the higher levels of the game through his working knowledge of the junior to collegiate to pro network. Previously, Shane has been the goalie coach for the Pittsburgh Penquins (NHL); Wilkes Barre / Scranton Penguins (AHL); Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL); Ohio State University (NCAA Big Ten); and Les Ducs d’Angers (French Elite League). Shane also currently assists with USA Hockey’s Warren Strelow Mentorship Program for goaltenders.
Shane’s goaltending students include goalies from all levels of youth; Tier II; Tier 1 AAA; Junior A; Division I and III NCAA; Major Junior (CHL); Minor league Professional; and the National Hockey League (NHL). Shane’s more notable goalies include John Gibson (Anaheim Ducks NHL – Kitchener Rangers OHL); Rob Madore (Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL – University of Vermont); Michael Houser (San Antonio AHL – London Knights OHL); Kenny Reiter (Reading Royals ECHL – University of Minnesota-Duluth); Parker Milner (Quad City Mallards ECHL – Boston College); Steve Perry (Clarkson University); Greg Lewis (Clarkson University); Matt Skoff (Penn State University); Jake Hildebrand (Michigan State University); Sean Romeo (University of Maine); and Brianne McLaughlin (USA Women’s Olympic Team).
Shane’s summer hockey goalie camps are sold out each summer and packed with the best up and coming goaltenders in hockey. During the season, Shane’s “The Crease” training program provides the opportunity for weekly private lessons and coaching.
“From the amateur to the pro level, Shane teaches goalies the fundamentals and how to succeed in all situations. To be successful you have to have a system and Shane will teach you that system in a way any goalie will understand and use to achieve incredible results.” – Kevin Constantine, Former NHL Head Coach and Current Head Coach Everett Silvertips (WHL).