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2018 SPRING SKILL SKATES

  WHAT:     
5 HOURS (4 ICE SESSIONS @ 1.25 HRS) of mostly PUCK SKILLS
   WHEN:   
May 13, 17, 20, 24
   WHO:   
COMMITTED PLAYERS with
  BIRTH YEARS:   07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00
     FEE:   
 $165

 

The WHAT:

In an upbeat, energetic and high paced environment: 

5 min              Dynamic Puck Warm Up

10 min           SKATING SKILLS consisting of some edgework, some 
                           forward stride, some backward stride.

30-35 min    PUCK SKILLS consisting primarily of passing and 
                           some stickhandling.   Considerable amount of time
                           will be spent on receiving a pass (seems to be a lost art).
                           We will be using heavy pucks as well as regular (black)
                           pucks. Repetition is the KEY here!  Passing is the
                           language of hockey and you can clearly see how
                           a player thinks the game and what 'language' they
                           are speaking by how and when they pass the puck.

15-20 min   CONCEPTUAL GAME SKILLS (without goalies) to
                           understand the principles to play the game
                           effectively (with passing).  How to create offensive
                           situations when yourteam has the puck and how to
                           play defensively when your team doesn't have the
                           puck.  It's NOT all about the secrets- it's about being
                           BRILLIANT AT THE BASICS or FUNDAMENTALS.
                           This is critical to on ice success - individually and as  a                               team!  
                           Why NO goalies? . . . I have found that players at
                           this age are so plugged into trying to score that
                           this interferes with their ability to work on 'seeing
                           the ice' and what the best possible available play is.            


 

 

The WHEN:

All skates are at Centre Ice.  There will be 2 different sessions- 
Group ONE and Group TWO.  Groups will be assigned by Friday May 11th.   BE PREPARED TO BE IN EITHER GROUP - especially those of you that are 13 or 14 years old.
                                                   Group ONE                                              Group TWO

Sunday May 13                6:00-7:05pm                                             7:15-8:20pm
Thursday May 17           7:00-8:05 pm                                            8:15-9:20pm
Sunday May 20               6:00-7:05pm                                             7:15-8:20pm
Thursday May 24          7:00-8:05 pm                                            8:15-9:20pm

The WHO:

Registration is first come, first served (NOT just Hockey Specific Skating School participants).  Each session will consist of a very limited number of players.  It is designed for the player who truly wants to get better.  These skill skates will be highly energetic and will require focus and most of all, a passion to improve. If you, or I, have to encourage your player to focus, pay attention and work hard . . . then this is NOT for them.

The FEE:

$165 - Payment via online registration.  There will be about a $6 processing fee.