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Fall-Winter Skill Sessions

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For the Fall and Winter, Mark Zarbo Hockey will be offering skill sessions at Holiday Rinks, Nichols Small Rink and Hyde Park Arena.

Due to the restrictions placed by Nichols School, we are only able to get ice on Friday evenings at Nichols at this time.  Nichols School is not allowing any outside rentals Monday – Thursdays.  To make up for the reduced ice at Nichols, we will be offering skills on Mondays and Thursdays at Holiday Rinks as well as Wednesdays at Hyde Park.

Currently the only ice we are able to get at Holiday Rinks is to the end of October due to High School season starting in November.  We are working on finding more ice for the rest of the season and hope to have more information on this soon!

As in past seasons, we are offering different skill topics to choose from.  Topics for this season include: 1) Overspeed Skating  2) Stickhandling, Skating & Puck Control  3) Shooting Skills   4) Passing & Puck Movement Skills

Due to current rules with youth hockey per NYS guidelines we are NOT able to offer the Battling & Puck Protection Topic this season.

All sessions at Hyde Park and Holiday Rinks will be Stickhandling, Skating & Puck Control Topic.  This is due to this topic being best fit and use of a full size rink.  Players can expect these sessions to be very similar to the COVID Skills type practice plans from this summer.  The other 3 topics will rotate between at Nichols Small Rink.

Sessions at Hyde Park will have 20 players (full size rink) and sessions at Nichols Small Rink will have around 12 players per session.  All sign up is first come, first serve.

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


Age Groups:

YOUNGER = Mite, Squirt, Pewee Minor (2009 – 2014 birth years)

**Note these skill sessions are not appropriate for beginner level players.

OLDER = Pewee, Bantam, Midget (2009 – 2002 birth years)

Please contact us if any questions on age groups!


1 – 6 sessions price is $25/session

7 – 11 sessions price drops to $22/session  (12% discount)

 12 – 15 sessions price drops to $20/session   (20% discount)

16 or more sessions price drops to $18/session   (28% discount)


Flexible Player Sign Up!

Players are able to pick and choose the sessions they would like to attend as well as any combination of sessions.  Discounts are offered based on number of sessions chosen.  See above for discounts and costs.  Sign up form is at the VERY bottom of the page.

Family Multi-Player Discounts!

Families signing up multiple players up for skill sessions can add the total number of sessions signing up for together.  This will get them to per session discounted rates faster.  Example if a family has 2 players and sign each up for 6 sessions for a total of 12 sessions, the cost of each is $20/session and not $22/session (savings of $24).  In addition, if 1 player in a family is eligible for an advertised discount to another program then all players in that family are eligible for that same discount to the other program for that season.

Sign Ups Add Together Throughout Season!

If you sign your player(s) up for sessions to start the season and then decide to add more later sessions later and it puts you into another discount tier then that new discounted rate would apply to all sessions, even if some of those sessions have already past.  This new discount would be taken into account on the new total.  Example, if you original signed your player up for 8 sessions ($22/session, $176 total) and then add 8 more sessions at another time, it would now be 16 total sessions ($18/session, $288 total – $176 previous paid = $112 balance).

Note, the adding together of sessions only lasts for that season of dates and resets each new season.  In addition, if a player cancels sessions then the cost per session would revert to whatever discount tier is appropriate per session.

School Holiday Camp Discounts! 

Normally players who sign up for 8 or more Nichols Skills Sessions receive a discounted rate to attend all School Holiday Camps for the season.  Due to current limitations on numbers allowed on-ice we are not able to offer this discount at this time.  If this changes and we are able to offer school holiday programs as we normally have in the past, this discount will be re-instated!

Cancellation, Weather & Payment Policies!

Please see Cancellation, Weather & Payment Policy Page.  Click link to view.


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, Skating & Puck Control Skill Sessions
The purpose of the Skating, Stick-handling & Puck Control Skill Sessions is to challenge a players puck handling ability while skating.  These sessions will dive into a wide variety of moves/dekes and skills that involve skating with the puck.  These sessions will be very similar to the COVID Summer Skill Session practices previously.

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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.  Skills in these sessions will be age/level dependent.

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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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Mite - Pewee Minor Schedule (2009 and Younger Birth Years)

Sign-up form is at VERY bottom of the page. This is the full season schedule, NOT the currently available sessions. Sign-up form lists currently available sessions. Dates not on sign-up form have been filled. Use search box to filter out specific topics, months, days, times of sessions that you are looking for.

DAYDATETIMESESSION TOPICHEAD INSTRUCTORRINK
WednesdaySeptember 23rd5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridaySeptember 25th6:00 - 7:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridaySeptember 25th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdaySeptember 30th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
ThursdayOctober 1st4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
FridayOctober 2nd6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayOctober 2nd7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayOctober 7th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
ThursdayOctober 8th4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
FridayOctober 9th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayOctober 9th7:00 - 8:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayOctober 14th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayOctober 16th6:00 - 7:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayOctober 16th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayOctober 21st5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
ThursdayOctober 22nd4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
FridayOctober 23rd6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayOctober 23rd7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayOctober 28th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
ThursdayOctober 29th4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
FridayOctober 30th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayOctober 30th7:00 - 8:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayNovember 4th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayNovember 6th6:00 - 7:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayNovember 6th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
FridayNovember 13th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayNovember 13th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayNovember 18th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayNovember 20th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayNovember 20th7:00 - 8:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayDecember 2nd5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayDecember 4th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayDecember 4th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayDecember 9th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayDecember 11th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayDecember 11th7:00 - 8:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayDecember 16th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayDecember 18th6:00 - 7:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayDecember 18th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayDecember 23rd5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
WednesdayJanuary 6th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayJanuary 8th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayJanuary 8th7:00 - 8:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayJanuary 13th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayJanuary 15th6:00 - 7:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayJanuary 15th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayJanuary 20th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayJanuary 22nd6:00 - 7:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayJanuary 22nd7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayJanuary 27th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayJanuary 29th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayJanuary 29th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayFebruary 3rd5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayFebruary 5th6:00 - 7:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayFebruary 5th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayFebruary 10th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayFebruary 12th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayFebruary 12th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayFebruary 24th5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayFebruary 26th6:00 - 7:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayFebruary 26th7:00 - 8:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayMarch 3rd5:00 - 6:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayMarch 5th6:00 - 7:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayMarch 5th7:00 - 8:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols

Pewee Minor - Midget Schedule (2009 and Older Birth Years)

Sign-up form is at VERY bottom of the page. This is the full season schedule, NOT the currently available sessions. Sign-up form lists currently available sessions. Dates not on sign-up form have been filled. Use search box to filter out specific topics, months, days, times of sessions that you are looking for.


DAYDATETIMESESSION TOPICHEAD INSTRUCTORRINK
MondaySeptember 21st4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
WednesdaySeptember 23rd6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridaySeptember 25th8:00 - 9:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridaySeptember 25th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
MondaySeptember 28th4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
WednesdaySeptember 30th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayOctober 2nd8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayOctober 2nd9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
MondayOctober 5th4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
WednesdayOctober 7th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayOctober 9th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayOctober 9th9:00 - 10:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayOctober 14th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
ThursdsayOctober 16th4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
FridayOctober 16th8:00 - 9:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayOctober 16th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayOctober 21st6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayOctober 23rd8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayOctober 23rd9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
MondayOctober 26th4:00 - 5:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHoliday Rinks
WednesdayOctober 28th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayOctober 30th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayOctober 30th9:00 - 10:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayNovember 4th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayNovember 6th8:00 - 9:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayNovember 6th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
FridayNovember 13th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayNovember 13th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayNovember 18th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayNovember 20th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayNovember 20th9:00 - 10:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayDecember 2nd6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayDecember 4th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayDecember 4th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayDecember 9th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayDecember 11th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayDecember 11th9:00 - 10:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayDecember 16th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayDecember 18th8:00 - 9:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayDecember 18th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayDecember 23rd6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
WednesdayJanuary 6th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayJanuary 8th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayJanuary 8th9:00 - 10:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayJanuary 13th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayJanuary 15th8:00 - 9:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayJanuary 15th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayJanuary 20th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayJanuary 22nd8:00 - 9:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayJanuary 22nd9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayJanuary 27th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayJanuary 29th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayJanuary 29th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayFebruary 3rd6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayFebruary 5th8:00 - 9:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayFebruary 5th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayFebruary 10th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayFebruary 12th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayFebruary 12th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols
WednesdayFebruary 24th6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayFebruary 26th8:00 - 9:00 PMPassing & Puck MovementTBANichols
FridayFebruary 26th9:00 - 10:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
WednesdayMarch 3rd6:00 - 7:00 PMStickhandling, Skating & Puck ControlTBAHyde Park
FridayMarch 5th8:00 - 9:00 PMShooting SkillsTBANichols
FridayMarch 5th9:00 - 10:00 PMOverspeed SkatingTBANichols

How do I sign up for programs?!

To sign-up for programs, please fill out the form below.  Sign ups are ONLY accepted by filling out form below and no longer accepted by emails, phone calls or text messages.

Step #1:  Fill out parent/guardian contact information and select how many players you are wanting to sign up for programs.  After selecting desired number of players wanting to sign up, that number of requested player sign-up forms will appear.

Step #2:  Fill out player information and check mark the box next to all programs wanting to sign the player up for.  After check marking the box next to programs interested in, further information for that program will appear.  Follow directions for each program to complete sign up.  Repeat step #2 for the desired amount players wanting to sign up.

After filling out and submitting sign-up form you will re-directed to a new page to fill out liability waiver.  In addition, you will receive an email receipt of your sign-up form with copy of your sign up, invoice and payment information.  Please make sure to double check, save and print out this email receipt for your records.  You are responsible for all dates signed up for.

The video below shows example of how to sign up!


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2020-21 Fall/Winter Sign Up Form

NEW SIGN UP FORM! See above video for how to properly use sign-up form. Make sure to double check and review your sign-up form before submitting. After submitting you will receive an emailed copy of your form as a receipt. Make sure to check for this email and save or print a copy for your records! You are responsible for all dates signed up for.

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After selecting number of players, the signup forms for each player will appear.


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