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Nichols Small Group Skill Sessions

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For the 2019-2020 Season Mark Zarbo Hockey will be expanding their small group skill sessions to include more days and times.   For this season skills will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.  Topics include Overspeed Skating, Stickhandling & Puck Control, Shooting Skills, Passing & Puck Movement and Battling & Puck Protection skills.

Players are able to pick and choose what sessions they would like to attend as well as any combination of sessions.  Discounts are offered based on number of sessions chosen.  All sessions are at Nichols Small Rink.

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**SIGN UP FORM AT VERY BOTTOM OF PAGE**

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Cost per single session is $25/player

6-10 sessions price drops to $22/session

 11-15 sessions price drops to $20/session

16 or more sessions price drops to $18/session

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*Players who sign up for 8 or more skill sessions are eligible to attend any School Holiday Camp at the discounted rate of $30/Holiday Camp (2 hours of ice—normally $35).

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Overspeed Skating Skill Sessions
The purpose of overspeed/skating sessions is to push players outside their comfort zone with edge control, change of direction skating skills (stop/starts, pivots), quickness and lateral movement skills both with and without the puck.  The game of hockey is all about change of direction, lateral movement, strength and efficiency of players on their skates.

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Stick-handling & Puck Control Skill Sessions
The purpose of the Stick-handling & Puck Control Skill Sessions is to challenge a players puck handling ability.  These session will not only focus on the ability to handle the puck quickly/efficiently but also stick-handling range and the ability to get the puck from side of your body to the other quickly.  The skill of “snapping” the puck across your body & stick-handling range are puck control skills that also can effect player’s puck protection skills, shooting skills and is part of every move or fake in hockey.

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Shooting Skill Sessions

The purpose of the Shooting Skill Sessions is to teach proper shooting mechanics as well as challenge a players ability to get shots off quickly and efficiently.  To be a good shooter you have to be able to shoot the puck from anywhere at any time using either leg, forehand or backhand, all types of shots (wrist shots, snap shots, slap shots), little to no setup of the puck, one timer or catch & release, shooting in stride or out of crossovers.  These are all skills to be addressed throughout the season. Skills in these sessions will be age/level dependent.

Passing/Puck Movement Sessions

Passing is one of the most underrated skills in hockey.  Players will be challenged in both giving and receiving passing in a variety of ways and situations.  A play is only as good as a pass given and a pass received. A team is only as good as their ability to make and execute plays! Sessions will focus on both parts of passing and efficiency of using both forehand and backhand, finding and seeing passing lanes in multiple ways.

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Battling/Puck Protection Sessions

Protecting the puck is one of the most important skills in hockey.  Sessions will focus on players ability to protect the puck in variety of situations, as well how to use your skating skills to manipulate/read forecheckers to create space.  Players that understand puck protection and how create space for themselves are the ones who have that ability to create something out nothing and/or are able to maintain puck possession until a lane or play opens up. _______________________________________________________________________

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Mite - Pewee Minor Schedule (2008 and Younger Birth Years)

Below is the full season schedule, NOT the currently available sessions. To view available sessions please go to sign up form at very bottom of page and click on age group. Only the available sessions are listed on sign up form.

DayDateHead InstructorTimeSession TopicRink
MondaySept 30Mark8:00-9:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayOct 4Mark6:00-7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayOct 4Mark7:00-8:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayOct 7Rob8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
ThursdayOct 10Mark5:00-6:00pmStickhandling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayOct 11Mark6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayOct 11Mark7:00-8:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
FridayOct 18Rob6:00-7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayOct 18Rob7:00-8:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayOct 21Mark8:00-9:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
TuesdayOct 22Mark5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
ThursdayOct 24Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayOct 25Mark6:00 - 7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayOct 25Mark7:00 - 8:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayOct 28Rob8:00 - 9:00pmOverspeed Skating Nichols
FridayNov 1Joel6:00 - 7:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayNov 1Joel7:00 - 8:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
MondayNov 4Mark8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
ThursdayNov 7Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
Friday Nov 8Mark6:00 - 7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayNov 8Mark7:00 - 8:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayNov 11Joel8:00 - 9:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayNov 15Mark6:00 - 7:00pmOverspeed Skating Nichols
FridayNov 15Mark7:00 - 8:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
MondayNov 18Mark8:00 - 9:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
TuesdayNov 19Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayNov 22Rob6:00 - 7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayNov 22Rob7:00 - 8:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
MondayNov 25Joel8:00 - 9:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
MondayDec 2Mark8:00 - 9:00pmPassing & Puck Movement Skills Nichols
ThursdayDec 5Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayDec 6Rob6:00 - 7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayDec 6Rob7:00 - 8:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
MondayDec 9Joel8:00 - 9:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayDec 13Mark6:00 - 7:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayDec 13Mark7:00 - 8:00pmPassing & Puck MovementNichols
MondayDec 16Mark8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
TuesdayDec 17Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayDec 20Joel6:00 - 7:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayDec 20Joel7:00 - 8:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
FridayJan 3Mark6:00 - 7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayJan 3Mark7:00 - 8:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayJan 6Joel8:00 - 9:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
TuesdayJan 7Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayJan 10Rob6:00 - 7:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayJan 10Rob7:00 - 8:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
MondayJan 13Mark8:00 - 9:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
FridayJan 17Mark6:00 - 7:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
Friday Jan 17Mark7:00 - 8:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
MondayJan 20Joel8:00 - 9:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
ThursdayJan 23Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayJan 24Joel6:00 - 7:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayJan 24Joel7:00 - 8:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
MondayJan 27Rob8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
TuesdayJan 28Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayJan 31Mark6:00 - 7:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
FridayJan 31Mark7:00 - 8:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
MondayFeb 3Mark8:00 - 9:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillNichols
ThursdayFeb 6Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStickhandling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayFeb 7Rob6:00 - 7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayFeb 7Rob7:00 - 8:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayFeb 10Joel8:00 - 9:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
TuesdayFeb 11Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
MondayFeb 17Joel8:00 - 9:00pmStickhandling & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
FridayFeb 21Joel6:00 - 7:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
Friday Feb 21Joel7:00 - 8:00pmStickhandling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
MondayFeb 24Mark8:00 - 9:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
FridayFeb 28Mark6:00 - 7:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayFeb 28Mark7:00 - 8:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols

Pewee Minor - Midget Schedule (2008 and Older Birth Years)

Below is the full season schedule, NOT the currently available sessions. To view available sessions please go to sign up form at very bottom of page and click on age group. Only the available sessions are listed on sign up form.


DayDateHead InstructorTimeSession TypeRink
MondaySept 30Mark9:00 - 10:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
ThursdayOct 3Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayOct 4Mark8:00 - 9:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
FridayOct 4Mark9:00 - 10:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
MondayOct 7Rob9:00 - 10:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
TuesdayOct 8Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStickhandling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayOct 11Mark8:00 - 9:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
FridayOct 11Mark9:00 - 10:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
Thursday Oct 17Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStickhandling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayOct 18Rob8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayOct 18Rob9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayOct 21Mark9:00 - 10:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
Friday Oct 25Mark8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayOct 25Mark9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayOct 28Rob9:00 - 10:00pmOverspeed Skating Nichols
TuesdayOct 29Mark9:00 - 10:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayNov 1Joel8:00 - 9:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayNov 1Joel9:00 - 10:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
MondayNov 4Mark9:00 - 10:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayNov 8Mark8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayNov 8Mark9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayNov 11Joel9:00 - 10:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
Tuesday Nov 12Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayNov 15Mark8:00 - 9:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayNov 15 Mark9:00 - 10:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
MondayNov 18Mark9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
ThursdayNov 21Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed Skating Nichols
FridayNov 22Rob8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayNov 22Rob9:00 - 10:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control Skills Nichols
MondayNov 25Joel9:00 - 10:00pmOverspeed Skating Nichols
MondayDec 2Mark9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
TuesdayDec 3Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayDec 6Rob8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayDec 6Rob9:00 - 10:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
MondayDec 9Joel9:00 - 10:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
ThursdayDec 12Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayDec 13Mark8:00 - 9:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayDec 13Mark9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayDec 16Mark9:00 - 10:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayDec 20Joel8:00 - 9:00pmOverspeed Skating Nichols
FridayDec 20Joel9:00 - 10:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
FridayJan 3Mark8:00 - 9:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
FridayJan 3Mark9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayJan 6Joel8:00 - 10:00pmStickhandling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
ThursdayJan 9Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayJan 10Rob8:00 - 9:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
FridayJan 10Rob9:00 - 10:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
MondayJan 13Mark9:00 - 10:00pmStickhandling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayJan 17Mark8:00 - 9:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayJan 17Mark9:00 - 10:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
MondayJan 20Joel9:00 - 10:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayJan 24Joel8:00 - 9:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
FridayJan 24Joel9:00 - 10:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
MondayJan 27Rob9:00 - 10:00pmShooting SkillsNichols
ThursdayJan 30Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayJan 31Mark8:00 - 9:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
FridayJan 31Mark9:00 - 10:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
MondayFeb 3Mark9:00 - 10:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
TuesdayFeb 4Mark5:00 - 6:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayFeb 7Rob8:00 - 9:00pmShooting Skills Nichols
FridayFeb 7Rob9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
MondayFeb 10Joel9:00 - 10:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
MondayFeb 17Joel9:00 - 10:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayFeb 21Joel8:00 - 9:00pmOverspeed SkatingNichols
FridayFeb 21Joel9:00 - 10:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
MondayFeb 24Mark9:00 - 10:00pmPassing & Puck Movement SkillsNichols
ThursdayFeb 27Mark5:00 - 6:00pmStick-handling & Puck Control SkillsNichols
FridayFeb 28Mark8:00 - 9:00pmBattling & Puck Protection SkillsNichols
FridayFeb 28Mark9:00 - 10:00pmShooting SkillsNichols

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Sign Up Form Below for ALL Fall/Winter Programs!

For your convenience we have added all of our Fall & Winter Programs to one sign up form.  You can now view and sign up for any Fall/Winter program through the one form below.  If signing up multiple players please fill out separate forms for each player.

You know your form went through if you are redirected to a page stating your submission has been sent.  You will then be redirected to sign a liability waiver form.  You should also receive an email copy of your submission sent in.  Please note filling out a the submission form does not guarantee players a spot in camp(s).  You should receive a personal email confirmation within 24-48hours confirming that submission was received and whether spots are still available for your requests.

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