“We have been fortunate to bring in Mav Vergara to lead our on ice goaltender development at various Hockey Canada Skills and Summer Camps over the past three years. Mav has extensive technical knowledge of the goaltending position but what is most valuable is his innate ability to interact with the players on a personal level and explain techniques in a way that is easy to understand for all age levels. Mav is an exceptional person to be around both on and off the ice and I would recommend his services to anyone looking to take their game to the next level!”
“MAV is dedicated coach who takes pride in making sure he gets the most out of his goaltenders. He has a unique ability to not only provide goalies with with excellent instruction but to connect with them on a personal level. We are fortunate to have MAV at TOP Sports and would recommend him to anyone looking for a goalie coach. “
“MAV is extremely knowledgeable and experienced about hockey and goaltending, he’s relatable for both parents and kids of all ages, and is an excellent teacher. My son loves training with MAV, and wants to train with him as often as he can.”
"MAV has been coaching my son Aiden for 2 years. In that time, Aiden has gone from a totally inexperienced kid who decided he wanted to be the goalie on his Minor Novice Select team, to a GTHL Playoff Division-winning Single A goalie."
"We atttribute much of that growth and success to Aiden working weekly with MAV, where MAV helped Aiden develop and refine not just Goaltending skills and techniques, but also some of the mental aspects of the goalie position which helped Aiden achieve success in his recent extended Playoff run."
"We are 110% confident in MAV’s ability to coach Aiden to the next level, building upon the development & succes he's had to date, and we look forward to working with MAV again this year!"
“My son has been very fortunate to have the opportunity to work closely with MAV these last 3 years. His experience and knowledge of the game combined with his great skills development has benefited my son tremendously. MAV truly cares and takes the time to work with the goalies helping them to achieve their goals regardless of the skill level of hockey they play at. Thank you for all your continued dedication and support.”
MAV’s dryland training is fun & helps improve overall physical fitness and strength in a unique and challenging way. I see a significant difference in my sons’ strength, speed and agility since starting MAV’s dryland program. MAV has great drills for both indoor and outdoor dry training. My boys look forward to training with MAV and reaching new goals each time.
"My son has been training with MAV for at least 2 years now and he is by far one of the best goalie coaches in Toronto. Precise technique, great communication skills with his students and very observant with regards to how to get your child to develop to the best of his/her abilities. Highly recommend”
"Over the last three seasons my daughter has loved working with MAV. He combines excellent technical coaching skill with the perspective of a long-time, elite goalie, which enables him to notice the little things that make a big difference in her positioning and play. In addition, he's an excellent teacher who really connects with his goalies. His drills are challenging but fun and my daughter loves training with him. MAV gives her the skills and confidence to play her best."
"Not only does MAV do a phenomenal job on the ice, he is addressing Ethan’s immediate and long-term development needs. He has shown and explained to Ethan the importance of on and off ice drills. He has come up with workout routines for those days away from the rink to help improve his game. Ethan looks up to MAV and is always excited to train with him. He brings out the best in Ethan."
"Coach MAV was the first goalie coach I had that I could talk to about things other than goalie coaching. On the ice, MAV feels like more of a friend than a coach. He feels like he wants to be there instead of needs to be there. And when he is on topic, all his lessons are very easy to follow so I am able to understand what he is talking about quickly, allowing rapid growth in my performance. I can say for certain that MAV really enjoys hockey and that reflects on his ability to resonate with his students, he is also very social so that allows his students to really connect with him and his lessons."
"Mav is a great coach on and off the ice. Working with him these past few years i have seen a huge improvement in my game and it has opened many doors for me."