Fred Quistgard has been teaching the art of goaltending since 1978, Fred’s philosophy of combining life skills, game knowledge and attention to details with skill development allows students to develop into well-rounded goaltenders. As in life, goaltending is all about making informed choices and understanding the consequences of one’s actions within a game. One style of goaltending does not fit all so the way to get better is to learn how to bring out the best of your own ability and style and not to emulate others if their style is not naturally “you”.
Fred has a long history in many levels of ice hockey. He has been a collegiate head coach (Union College and Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey teams), associate head men’s hockey coach (Southern New Hampshire University), assistant coach at UNH, St. Anselm’s, New England College, the University of Southern Maine, St. Paul’s School and Phillips Exeter Academy. Fred helped coach the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team to a silver medal at the 1994 World Championships. He also served as goalie coach for the Johnstown Chiefs, the former affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fred head coached the Team New Hampshire Boys’ High School All-Star Team to a national championship at the Chicago Showcase Tournament in 1991. Fred has written goaltending articles for the Hockey USA newspaper since 1985 and has written for From The Crease magazine and many others.