SKATING & SKILLS
AAA/AA - 2004/2005
The Hockey Department's Elite Skating & Skills Development Program is designed for motivated hockey players looking to maximize their skills development during the busy season. This program is balanced with both European and North American influences designed to massively increase overall puck control skills, shooting skills, confidence with the puck and develop the specific areas needed for the next level. Mike Knight, with his professional playing and teaching experience, as well as having worked with NHL skills coaches & players, has perfected a skills program that will provide the player's with guaranteed results.
This camp has the player in mind and is also a progressive program where each day, new skills are learned and/or built upon. Every drill will challenge the players to get out of their comfort zone, keep their mind and body in sync and strive for perfection every rep. All the players will learn how, why and when to use all the skills being taught in great detail with a high correction rate. For those of you who are new to the Hockey Department's Programs, we like to use a number of different types of obstacles and decoys on the ice. We are always developing unique drills and have a lot of fun creating new ways to develop our players.
MAIN AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT:
Puck control & confidence - All players will be continuously challenged with difficult puck handling & hand/eye co-ordination drills with high corrective repetitions. The players will be forced out of their comfort zone and tested with countless drills where they sometimes dangle through an entire obstacle course or have to protect the puck using intense pressure tactics, just as examples. The players puck confidence rapidly develops with this type of training and transfers to the rest of their game.
Shooting - All players will be learning the fundamentals and mechanics on a number of different shooting techniques and skills. We don't teach a lot of stationary shooting as the players will be continuously moving, shooting in-stride, under pressure and put out of their comfort zone to mimic patterned game situations.
Skating & edges - All players will be developing their edges and skating abilities using a number of different methods.
Speed and power - Tight area and open ice speed will be developed. The players will learn a skating system on how to generate explosive speed and power, consistently.
Balance, agility, athleticism - All will be continuously challenged and developed.
Puck protection - All players will be developing their puck protection skills every class as they use these skills every shift in a game. The players will be tested with game situations and with numerous drills to develop their puck protection skills.
Games - A number of different and creative games will be played every class. All players will be encouraged to maintain good habits, apply the skills worked on and compete hard.
We will be working on a number of other skills as well, while we continuously develop the players hockey IQ every opportunity. Like all of our Programs, we pride ourselves in having small class sizes, attention to detail, high correction rate and our dedication to every player's ongoing development. Please register below!
MINTO SKATING CENTRE
2571 Lancaster rd.
DATES & TIMES
On-ice: 11-12pm, Minto big ice
Off-ice: 9-10am, Fitquest - OAC
1) $245. Includes jersey, 3 hours on-ice with The Hockey Department & 3 hours off-ice with Fitquest. Taxes included.
2) Jersey fee discount: Returning players with a Hockey Department jersey will receive a $20 discount. If paying online, please contact for promo code before checking out.
10 players max. Minimum 2 instructors each session.
All players must bring their own water bottle.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Knight anytime @ 613-899-7820