For years, GDI has been the most successful academy for hockey goalies in Germany. Various DEL goalkeepers have spawned from the GDI training programs. This is why by now there is a remarkable amount of well-trained German goalkeepers – both technically and tactically. However, the most significant guarantor for constant high performance on a pro level is an outstanding physical education. Only those who are physically able to always push their performance limit, have the ability to play their best game while being under immense mental pressure.
For this reason, GDI has teamed up and shared their expertise with leading athletic experts. GDI and ALLOUT have jointly developed the first program that exclusively targets hockey goalie education. The conditional requirements for goalies differ significantly from field players. To close this gap, we offer you an analysis of your individual performance profile.
Let us show you your full potential in only two days to then optimize it with an individual training plan. On top, we support you with the best preparation and regeneration strategies for both training and competition. We remained loyal to the principle of a self-development concept. All of our goalie athletic camps are tailored to your needs so you can always determine your own future level of athletic self-improvement. The ideal and individual physical preparation for the next season is GDI’s and ALLOUT’s all-time goal.
Friday is the day of arrival
- 08:00-09:00am Introduction, measuring of resting heart rate
- 09:00-11:30am Motion analysis and risk profile
- 11:45-1:00pm Nutrition talk and lunch
- 1:30-2:00pm Preparation strategy
- 2:00-3:30pm Power profile
- 3:30-4:00pm Snack
- 4:00-5:00pm Capacity profile
- 5:00-6:00pm Pool, chillout lounge, shower
- 6:00-7:00pm Cooking and dinner
- 7:00-8:00pm Talk about sleeping patterns and habits
- 08:00-08:30am Introduction
- 08:30-10:00am Gym session 1
- 10:00-10:30am Snack
- 10:30am-12:00pm Gym session 2
- 12:00-1:00pm lunch
- 1:00-2:15pm Gym session 3
- 2:15-3:15pm Discussion of training plans, camp conclusion
- From 3:15pm Departure
The GDI Athletic Camps are under the direction of ALLOUT general manager Robert Mager and Anton Blessing. They are in charge of the analysis, monitoring, execution as well as the evaluation of the training programs at the Cologne/Bonn location.
Our athletes benefit from top quality facilities before, during and after their training sessions. Our training facilities meet highest state-of-the-art requirements. All classrooms are equipped with the latest technology and are very spacious. A modern training hall and the pro gym guarantee optimum training conditions regardless of weather conditions. Further modern training areas can be found outside.
Camp meeting point
Program Design Department
Overview of coaches and people in charge at the GDI Athletic Camps
Director GDI – ALLOUT Athletic Camps
For many years, ALLOUT Performance Coach Anton Blessing has been part of our athletic partner’s coaching team. He underwent his training at ALLOUT and has been the fitness coach in charge for the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg (DEL) for the past 2 years. Since the beginning of this season, he is in charge of coordinating all projects for the Grizzlys Wolfsburg and the Klagenfurt EC (EBEL/Austria)
Anton has already lead numerous GDI Athletic Camps as well as many of the athletic units in Garmisch.
Director GDI – ALLOUT Performance Athletic Camps
Hannover-born, former pro football player and coaching psychology specialist Robert Mager is well-known for his attention to detail and contagious passion. These qualities are only some of the reasons for the numerous championship titles he already achieved in his coaching career.
At ALLOUT, the experienced coach works as performance director for the entire pro sports segment and is responsible for the constant quality management and enhancement of all ALLOUT coaches.
Alongside his almost finished sport studies at the Cologne sports university, he constantly gathers experience by collaborating with UK Strength and Conditioning as well as top-notch US coaches.
Badri Heinz was trained at ALLOUT and has worked in supporting and organizational positions in the background of our Athletic Camps in the past years. Today, Badri is our man for the main camps in Garmisch and the go-to contact for all of our athlete’s fitness questions.
GDI Regional Manager & Goalie Coach
Sports and training scientist with focus on competitive sports (B.A.)
Goalie coach Michael Elmer has been in a leading position at the GDI Goalie Academy since 2008. He took part in a mentoring program under the direction of GDI director Benedikt Weichert. Despite his young age he’s already looking back on a long career as goalie coach. In the pro sector he’s already worked as goalie coach for Schwenningen, Vienna, Nuremberg, Landshut, Bad Tölz, Liz and Düsseldorf. He’s worked as goalie coach for the DEL team Adler Mannheim since the 2017/2018 season. Prior to that, he gained reputation through his great work in the junior sector, culminating in the German student championship (Bad Tölz) as well as the DNL championship (Landshut). As sports scientist, he constitutes an important element in the interface between on- and off-ice performance.
The GDI back office has been under the direction of Ulrike Breitfeldt for many years. She is in charge of correspondence, administrative processes and your contact for all organizational questions around GDI services. As mother of a hockey goalie, she is deeply connected to the sport and has great insights in the world of hockey.