Winter 2023/24 - Player Development Program
|PERFORMANCE SKATING and
|INTRO to BODY CHECKING
|ADVANCE EDGE WORK
|Body Checking||GOALIE DEVELOPMENT|
|This is a technical program designed by Derry Menard for players that are already efficient in the basics of skating. Learn to be quicker and faster on the ice. Gain more confidence on inside and outside edges to the challenge of changing directions quickly in a fast-paced sport. Hockey is a game of speed and agility with, and without the puck. This program, with hard work will help improve your performance.
Based on the progress of the group, pucks will be added to the sessions to challenge the players to control the puck with pace and quickness.
THIS IS NOT A LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM. Players must have the ability to stop and turn both directions.
|Designed for players looking to try out for U15 Rep or just get confident on playing body contact. The sessions will be specific to proper body contact, angling and physical play. Learn to take body checks safely and avoid dangerous situations with and without the puck. Players looking to try out for U15 Rep next season should register for this training. Lead instructor for this program will be Jeremy Heuchert.
||Players with advanced skating ability playing U11 A or U13 A can register for this program. The ice sessions are designed by our top skating instructor, Mike Di Stefano. This will be challenging for players already confident on their skates adding better edge work, speed, quickness, and balance.
||For players entering from U13 or first year U15 looking to try out for U15 REP. The introduction of safely administering body checking, body contact, angling and learning to play in the physical environment to prepare for U15 tryouts. Learn how to take contact and safely use your body to check opponents.||Under the design of our Pirate alumni, Austin Caktas, these sessions are for all age groups. Groups will be created based on skill level and experience. Those just trying it out for their first year or goalies with more technical experience will get better with this extra training. Austin has done our sessions for years and works with many of our Rep teams. His team of instructors can make improvements no matter the age of level of goalie looking to improve.
Areas of focus are mobility, positioning, proper save recovery, visual tracking, stick work, puck handling, and game situation awareness. Come on out and improve your goalie game. (U11 and U13 goalies registered will be able to join the Friday FORWARD and DEFENCE camp when needed at no extra charge)
Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes. If possible, to avoid close contact, have your player come ready with their hockey gear on.
ALL SESSIONS HAVE LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. YOU MAY BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST
- Full Ice Concepts
- Mondays at 4:00 - 5:00 PM - Blue Rink
U8/ U9 / U11C
- Skating and Agility
- Wednesdays at 4:00 - 5:00 PM - Blue Rink
U11C to U13C
- Dekes and Dangles and Small Area Development
- Mondays at 5:15 - 6:15PM - Blue Rink
U 13 A/U15 C 9 Sessions
- Body Checking
- Wednesdays at 5:15 – 6:15PM - Blue Rink
Goalie Development 9 Sessions
- Goalie Session with Austin Caktas
- Fridaysat 5:15 - 6:15PM - Blue Rink