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Development

Create Your own Path

Development is the foundation of a client’s success. We evaluate each player to help them understand their development needs.Paragon Sports Consulting has relationships with professionals involved in every aspect of player development. We have access to world-classinstructors to meet any on-ice or off-ice development need.

As the game evolves, I’ll ensure that our players have access to every resource availableto give them an edge in their development. Our network includes skill coaches, power-skating instructors, position-specific coaches, goaltending coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, sport psychologists/mental performance coaches, nutritionists, ACT/SAT tutors, and many more resources to help our clients become well-rounded players.

In the summer, Paragon Sports Consulting has development camps
run by some of the best coaches and instructors in professional,college, and junior hockey.

Brian Cain

Peak Performance Coach

 

Brian Cain is widely regarded as the foremost authority on Mental Performance Mastery.  He is the creator of The Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) Coaching Certification Course,  a #1 International Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Coach and Consultant.He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, executives and organizations as well as coaches, athletes, and teams at the Olympic level, in the National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in the Professional Golf Association (PGA) and in Major League Baseball (MLB).

 

Brian’s client list includes 2 Major League Baseball Cy-Young Award winners, a Heisman Trophy Winner, 5 UFC World Champion Mixed Martial Artists, World Series and Super Bowl Champions, Olympic Medalists, Team USA Baseball, Team USA Bowling and multiple NCAA National Players of The Year, NCAA National Champions and over 900 professional sports draft selections.

 

As a former adjunct university professor and high school athletic director, Brian was the youngest ever to receive the prestigious Certified Master Athletic Administration “CMAA” Certification from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Mitch Brown

Academic Liaison

 

Mitch Brown currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and four daughters. He has moved 17 times in his lifetime, living many places in the U.S. and abroad. Two of his driving passions throughout his career have been education and athletics. He played ice hockey for Colby College, and has coached all levels of ice hockey for both boys and girls. He currently holds a Level 5 USA Hockey license and spent a number of years recruiting for Yale and Quinnipiac. He taught English and History for ten years, and then took an opportunity to go play professional soccer in Netherlands.

 

After his pro career, Mitch returned to the U.S., where he spent 10+ years in business before returning to his passion for education. He currently is the Director of Academics and Headmaster for Elite Prep Academy, where he is charge of daily operations, curriculum development and academic counseling for his student athletes. In his spare time he owns and runs a global tutoring business, delivering services both in-person and online.

 

Mitch is a certified English and History teacher, ESL certified and has two Masters in the Sciences. Mitch enjoys history, reading, ice hockey, soccer, travel, spending time with his family, and learning new things.

Paul Goodman

Strength/Conditioning/Nutrition

 

Paul Goodman was born and raised in New Jersey and got his first exposure to strength and conditioning as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Football Team while earning his Bachelor of Science – winning two Rose Bowl Championships during his tenure. Paul then went on to earn his first master’s degree at UW while Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for multiple sports: Men’s Hockey, Women’s Hockey, Volleyball, Wrestling & Women’s Tennis. He served as Director and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Adjunct professor for University of Vermont 2002-08.

 

Paul has recently co-authored the Human Kinetics book “Hockey Anatomy” and was published in “The Physician and Sports Medicine” (November 2018). The use of an intensive physical exertion test as a final return to play measure in concussed athletes: A prospective cohort.

 

Paul has trained an extensive list of high profile clients and teams including the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, USA Women’s Hockey, Columbus Chill ECHL, Canadian National Lacrosse – U-19, and NHL, IHL, AHL, European players, NFL, MLB, and Olympic Athletes and has extensive experience as a national speaker on topics of Strength & Conditioning.

Joe Clark

Goaltender Development

 

With more than 30 years of hockey experience under his belt, Joe Clark founded InsideEdge Goaltending in the spring of 2019. The service concentrates on mentoring up-and-coming goaltenders trying to advance to the next level. Before establishing InsideEdge Goaltending, Joe has worked as an NHL scout, minor league GM and head coach, goaltending coach in college hockey (Maine and Denver), and a decade-long stint as a head coach in Europe.

 

Joe got his coaching career off the ground as the goalie coach at the University of Maine, and helped the Black Bears to their first-ever NCAA tourney appearance in 1987, as well as the school’s first Frozen Four in 1988. He would return to college hockey in 2014 as the top assistant to Denver’s Jim Montgomery.

 

Prior to his stint at Denver, the Augusta, Maine, native split 10 years as a head coach between the Danish Elite League and the Norwegian Elite League, and later became the first-ever head coach of the minor league Odessa Jackalopes, then a member of the Western Professional Hockey League (1997-2000). After scouting and coaching in the New York Islanders system for several years, Joe returned to Odessa as the team’s GM and maintained his ties with the Islanders. The Jackalopes served as a minor league affiliate of New York and were instrumental in getting several Odessa players opportunities in both the AHL and NHL.

 

Joe would later help the Jackalopes transition into junior hockey as Odessa became a member of the North American Hockey League. It was that season when he crossed paths with then-unknown goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck’s success story is well documented as he’s earned NHL All-Star status and a lengthy contract with the Winnipeg Jets. To this day, Clark and Hellebuyck remain in close contact and are both part of the NHL goaltending think-tank Net360 in Kelowna, British Columbia.

DEVELOPMENT CAMP

SUMMER 2020

August 3-6, 2020 at Fifth Third Arena in Chicago, IL

Development camp

Blackhawks Arena

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