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Spring/Summer Programs

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Click on the program link for all details.  Sign up form is at the very bottom of the pages.

For your convenience, you can sign-up multiple players for all programs on the same form.  You do not need to fill out separate sign-up forms for each program or players.

About Spring/Summer Programs!

  • Create your own individualized summer program!

Hockey IQ Development Program

  • AAA/AA players
  • Jersey provided
  • Squirt (2012 – 2013), Pewee (2010 – 2011), Bantam (2008 – 2009), Girls ONLY! (2009 – 2011), & Girls ONLY! (2005 – 2008) Age groups
  • 12- 1 1/2 hour ice sessions (10 practices, 2 games) = 18 hours total ice
  • Access to Mark Zarbo Hockey IQ Video Database
    • Video lessons provided prior to each session for players to review
  • INSTAT Analytics Video Account for each player
    • Links to player shifts from games stored here.  Allows players to review all of their shifts from the 2 games.
    • Provides players with analytics on their play
  • Great discounts on gear & other programs provided!
    • Front Row Sports Discount Card (15% off Skates & Sticks, 20% off Protective Gear– Bauer Excluded)
    • Discounts for 3 on 3 Summer league ($185/player—normally $220/player–$15/hr ice)
    • Discounts for Small Group Skill Sessions ($17/session—normally $25/single session– 32% discount)
    • Discounts to 3 Day Checking Camp (Pewee & above–$45/player–normally $55/player–$18/hr ice)

Mite Development Program

  • 2014, 2015, 2016 birth years
    • Players should have at least 1 year of hockey experience.  This is NOT a learn to skate program.
  • Jersey provided
  • 10 – 1 hour skill sessions
    • Players are able to sign up for back-to-back Mite Programs (2 hours) if they choose.
  • Players are split into 4 small groups based on age and skill level.  Each session is 4 stations focusing on a mix of all skills.
  • Great discounts on gear & other programs provided!
    • Front Row Sports Discount Card (15% off Skates & Sticks, 20% off Protective Gear– Bauer Excluded)
    • Discounts for 3 on 3 Summer league ($185/player—normally $220/player–$15/hr ice)
    • Discounts for Small Group Skill Sessions ($17/session—normally $25/single session– 32% discount)

Midget Development Program

  • AAA/AA players
  • 2005, 2006, 2007 birth years
  • Jersey provided
  • 12- 1 1/2 hour ice sessions (10 practices, 2 games) = 18 hours total ice
  • Access to Mark Zarbo Hockey IQ Video Database
    • Video lessons provided prior to each session for players to review
  • INSTAT Analytics Video Account for each player
    • Links to player shifts from games stored here.  Allows players to review all of their shifts from the 2 games.
    • Provides players with analytics on their play
  • Great discounts on gear & other programs provided!
    • Front Row Sports Discount Card (15% off Skates & Sticks, 20% off Protective Gear– Bauer Excluded)
    • Discounts for 3 on 3 Summer league ($185/player—normally $220/player–$15/hr ice)
    • Discounts for Small Group Skill Sessions ($17/session—normally $25/single session– 32% discount

NEW! Girls ONLY! Programs

  • We have expanded our girls’ programs for this summer!
    • Skills Program #1 (2014, 2015, 2016 birth years)
    • Skills Program #2 (2011, 2012, 2013 birth years)
    • Hockey IQ Program (2009, 2010, 2011 birth years, AAA/AA level)
      • See Hockey IQ Program for all details!
    • Hockey IQ Program (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 birth years, AAA/AA level)
      • See Hockey IQ Program for all details!
  • Girls Programs are Mondays at Amherst Northtown Center
  • Girls Program Staff:
    • Rhea Coad, Head Instructor (Current Head Coach Buffalo Beauts)
    • Julia Di Tondo, Head Instructor (Current Assistant Coach Buffalo Beauts)
    • Cassidy Vinkle, Assistant Instructor (Current Forward & Captain Buffalo Beauts)
    • Allison Attea, Assistant Instructor (Current Defenseman Buffalo Beauts)
    • Jersey Phillips, Assistant Instructor (Current Defenseman Mercyhurst NCAA D1)
  • Jersey provided
  • Great discounts on gear & other programs provided!
    • Front Row Sports Discount Card (15% off Skates & Sticks, 20% off Protective Gear– Bauer Excluded)
    • Discounts for 3 on 3 Summer league ($185/player—normally $220/player–$15/hr ice)
    • Discounts for Small Group Skill Sessions ($17/session—normally $25/single session– 32% discount)
    • Discounts to 3 Day Checking Camp (Pewee & above–$45/player–normally $55/player–$18/hr ice)

3 v 3 Cross-Ice Development League

  • AAA/AA Players
  • Jersey provided
  • Mite (2014, 2015, 2016), Squirt (2012 – 2013), Pewee (2010 – 2011), Bantam (2008 – 2009), Midget (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) Age Groups
    • Divisions are made for each age group based on birth year and level of play.
  • 8 game days (May – July)
    • Saturdays
    • Teams play 2– 30-minute games each ice time
    • 14 regular season games, 2 playoffs
    • 1-minute timed shifts, change on the horn to ensure equal ice time
  • Teams consist of 9 players & 1 goalie
    • Mark Zarbo Hockey Staff coach teams
    • Players sign up as an individual and teams made after sign-up is complete

Spring/Summer Skill Sessions

  • Sunday & Wednesdays are skill days.
    • Sunday is 1/2 Ice Small Group Skills (~12 players per group)
    • Wednesdays are full ice skills (~20 players)
  • Topics to choose from include:
    •  Stickhandling & Skating (Full Ice)
    • Overspeed Skating (1/2 Ice)
    • Stickhandling & Puck Control (1/2 Ice)
    • Shooting Skills (1/2 Ice)
    • Passing & Puck Movement (1/2 Ice)
  • Players can pick & choose as many or as few sessions they want to attend.  Cost is based on number of sessions chosen.
    • Players signed up for a main program are eligible for discounted flat rate of $17/session.

2 Day Checking Camp

  • 2008, 2009, 2010 birth years
  • The purpose of this camp is to teach players how to use checking to make themselves better players– correct checking technique, how to give and take a hit, learn how to properly protect the puck and use their body to create scoring chances or separate the opposition from the puck.
  • Players are split in 4 groups based on age, size (height & weight) and level of play

3 v 3 Ice Breaker Tournament

  • 1 Day Tournaments.  This means the whole tournament start to finish will take place in 1 day. Click on the Link for all details!
  • Teams are guaranteed 4 games with 1 being a playoff game.
  • Teams can consist of a MAXIUMUM of 9 players, 2 goalies, 2 coaches
  • We have added more age groups and levels this season!
    •  Saturday August 6th
      •  2014 AAA/AA
      • 2008 – 09 AAA/AA
      • 2006 – 07 AAA/AA
    • Sunday August 7th
      • 2015 – 16
      • 2010 – 11 AAA/AA
      • 2004 – 05 AAA/AA
    • Saturday August 13th
      •  2012 – 13 AAA
      • 2010 – 11 AAA
      • 2008 – 09 AAA
    • Sunday August 14th
      •  2012 – 13 AAA/AA

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.


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