Professional Goaltending Coaches
At Boulder Hockey Club, our goaltending training is lead by Timm Lorenz (Director of Goaltending), Mark Sample, and Frank Urban.
The main areas of development are skating, stance development, recoveries, and ADP (angle, depth, and body positioning).
Weekly Goalie Sessions
During the season BHC hosts weekly goaltending skill sessions (for no extra cost) for all Boulder goalies.
These sessions run every Monday afternoon throughout the season and are broken out into 2 separate age-specific groups: one hour for goalies ages 12 and younger and one hour for goalies ages 13 and older.
These sessions focus on building the foundation of an elite goaltender while also breaking down technique, skill development, save selection, and muscle memory through drill situations.
In addition to the weekly goaltending skill sessions, BHC goalies will have a goalie coach attend at least 2 team practices per month throughout the season.
This will not only provide the goalie coaches an extra opportunity to teach concepts but also ensure the goalies are continuing to work on the areas that are taught during the goalie sessions and can stress the importance of proper practice habits.
8U Goalie Introduction
At Boulder Hockey Club, we take pride in developing our goalies correctly, starting at 8U. Our dedicated BHC goaltending coaches attend our 8U practices to help interested players try the position. Gear is provided, and we help our young players to gear up and hit the ice where we teach them the basics of playing goal.
Timm Lorenz began coaching as a student mentor while attending the University of Denver. After graduating with a BSBA in Sports Management he started coaching full-time along with continuing to work on the Colorado Avalanche communications staff. As a former goalie himself, he specialized his efforts on developing goaltenders. After working with the Goaltender Development Institute (GDI) under the Vancouver Canucks Goaltending Coach, Ian Clark, Lorenz co-founded In The Crease Goaltending, running camps and clinics.
He is currently in his 6th season as the director of goaltending for the Boulder Hockey Club and his 14th year as the goaltending director for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders. Prior to this, he gained experience as the goaltending director for Arvada Hockey Association for 9 years and many other coaching experiences including USA Hockey National Festivals and many other Junior and Midget AAA teams around the country.
Lorenz has over 18 years of playing experience, which includes youth hockey at Arvada Hockey Association, high school hockey at Bloomington Jefferson in Minnesota, Junior hockey in the Eastern Junior Hockey League, and college hockey at St. John’s University.
Mark Sample is currently a goaltending coach and consultant in Denver, Colorado where he works with more than 250 goaltenders and several Midget AAA, Junior A, and professional teams.
He is currently in his 4th season as a goaltending coach with Boulder Hockey.
Throughout his 30+ years of goaltender development, Mark has collaborated with some of today's leading goaltending instructors, including Ian Clark, Vladislav Tretiak, and Ron Grahame. His success as an instructor and developer has made him one of the most popular coaches in the Rocky Mountain area.
Mark holds a Master Level 5 coaching credential through USA hockey.