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Summer Small Group Skill Sessions

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Summer is the time for each player to get better individually and develop skills typically not covered in the regular season. Small group training is the best way to do that. These are half ice sessions with a maximum of 12 players per session. Players will get a lot of 1 on 1 attention/teaching and repetitions to maximize practice and learning. Players can sign up for as many or as few of sessions as you would like; as well as any combination of sessions.

Players choose what session dates they would like to attend and have the option to attend one or both session(s) offered as sessions are offered back to back.  Please specify what session players would like to sign up for in email.  Sign up is first come first serve for all sessions.

NEW! This summer we have split our shooting & stickhandling sessions into separate sessions.  We have done this so sessions can focus more on those specific skills and allow players more reps and attention on those skills.  For the Pewee, Bantam, Midget group we have also added Battling and Puck Protection Skill Sessions to the summer program.  In addition, we have also added Wednesday Skill Sessions to the schedule.  So this summer players can choose between Sunday and/or Wednesday dates!

 

Cost per single session is $25/player 

5-10 total sessions price drops to $22/session 

11-14 total sessions price drops to $20/session 

15 or more total sessions price drops to $18/session

*Any player signed up for the Hockey IQ, Mite or Midget Programs are eligible to attend any number of skill sessions at discounted rate of $16/session.

*Any player signed up for 10 or more small group skill sessions is eligible to attend any number of the Forward or Defense Skill sessions at the discounted rate of $20/session.

 

Overspeed Skating Groups- Purpose of the overspeed skating group is to get players faster and quicker with and without the puck. Hockey is not played in a straight line, the best players are able to use their edges to cut sharper, maintain their balance all with full control of the puck. This group will focus on edge, balance, forward to backward speed, change of direction skills (turns- stop/starts) and foot/hand coordination skills to push players out of their comfort zone.

Stickhandling and Puck Skill Groups- Purpose of the stickhandling groups is to learn proper stickhandling techniques as well as a variety of techniques and skills.  Skills to be addressed are quick dribble, faking, toe drag skills, stickhandling range skills, combination of stickhandling skills, puck handling in small areas and through traffic as well as moves such as front fakes, push-pull, toe drag, backhand toe drags and others!

Shooting Skill Groups- To score more goals you have to have a good shot and possess the ability to release your shot in many different ways. Examples of skills to be learned throughout the summer (age dependent) are: basic shooting mechanics (wrist, snap, slap shots), changing angles, shooting out of move/fakes (backhand & forehand skills), one-timers, catch & release skills, shooting out of a crossover and shooting in stride.

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.  Skills/Area to be addressed:  Neutral Zone Retrievals, Breakout Retrievals, Offensive Zone Retrievals, How to read/manipulate opposing players, Net Drive Skills, General Puck protection Skills, Puck protection Skating Skills.  (Only offered for Pewee, Bantam, Midget age group)

 

Mite, Squirt, Pewee Minor Schedule (2008 and Younger Birth Years)

To sign up for sessions please go to the bottom of the page and fill out the Sign Up Form. The sign up form will list current open sessions.

Notice this summer the 2008 birth year is the "flex" birth year, meaning they have the option to up for older and/or younger sessions.
DayDateHead InstructorTimeSession TopicRink
SundayApril 28Mark5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayApril 28Mark6:00-7:00pmShooting Holiday Rinks
SundayApril 28Joel7:00-8:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayApril 28Joel8:00-9:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayMay 5Mark5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayMay 5Mark6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayMay 5Jared7:00-8:00pmBattling & Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
SundayMay 5Jared8:00-9:00pmStick-handling Holiday Rinks
Wednesday May 15Rob5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 15Rob6:00-7:00pmShooting Holiday Rinks
Wednesday May 15Mark7:00-8:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 15Mark8:00-9:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 22Rob5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 22Rob6:00-7:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
WednesdayMay 22Jared7:00-8:00pmBattling & Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 22Jared8:00-9:00pmStick-handling Holiday Rinks
SundayJune 2Joel5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 2Joel6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 2Jared7:00-8:00pmBattling & Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 2Jared8:00-9:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday June 12Rob5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday June 12Rob6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday June 12Mark7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday June 12Mark8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 23Mark5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 23Mark6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 23Jared7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 23Jared8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 30Joel5:00-6:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 30Joel6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 30Mark7:00-8:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 30Mark8:00-9:00pmBattling & Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 10Rob5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 10Rob6:00-7:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 10Jared7:00-8:00pmBattling & Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 10Jared8:00-9:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 14Joel5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Sunday July 14Joel6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 14Mark7:00-8:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Sunday July 14Mark8:00-9:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 24Mark5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 24Mark6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 24Rob7:00-8:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 24Rob8:00-9:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 28Mark5:00-6:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 28Mark6:00-7:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 28Joel7:00-8:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 28Joel8:00-9:00pmBattling & Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 4Mark5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 4Mark6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 4Joel7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 4Joel8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 11Joel5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 11Joel6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 11Jared7:00-8:00pmBattling & Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 11Jared8:00-9:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks

Pewee, Bantam, Midget Schedule (2008 and Older Birth Years)

To sign up for sessions please go to the bottom of the page and fill out the Sign Up Form. The sign up form will list current open sessions.

Notice this season the 2008 birth year is the "flex" birth year, meaning they have the option to up for older and/or younger sessions.
DayDateHead InstructorTimeSession TopicRink
SundayApril 28Joel5:00-6:00pmBattling/Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
SundayApril 28Joel6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayApril 28Mark7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayApril 28Mark8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayMay 5Jared5:00-6:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayMay 5Jared6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayMay 5Mark7:00-8:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayMay 5Mark8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 15Mark5:00-6:00pmBattling/Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 15Mark6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 15Rob7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 15Rob8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 22Jared5:00-6:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 22Jared6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 22Rob7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday May 22Rob8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 2Joel5:00-6:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 2Joel6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 2Jared7:00-8:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 2Jared8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday June 12Mark5:00-6:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday June 12Mark6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday June 12Rob7:00-8:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday June 12Rob8:00-9:00pmBattling/Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 23Jared5:00-6:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 23Jared6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 23Mark7:00-8:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 23Mark8:00-9:00pmBattling/Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 30Mark6:00-7:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 30Mark5:00-6:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 30Joel7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJune 30Joel8:00-9:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 10Jared5:00-6:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 10Jared6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 10Rob7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 10Rob8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Sunday July 14Mark5:00-6:00pmBattling/Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
Sunday July 14Mark6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Sunday July 14Joel7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Sunday July 14Joel8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 24Rob5:00-6:00pmBattling/Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 24Rob6:00-7:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 24Mark7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
Wednesday July 24Mark8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 28Joel5:00-6:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 28Joel6:00-7:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 28Mark7:00-8:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayJuly 28Mark8:00-9:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 4Joel5:00-6:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 4Joel6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 4Mark7:00-8:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 4Mark8:00-9:00pmBattling/Puck ProtectionHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 11Jared5:00-6:00pmShootingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 11Jared6:00-7:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 11Joel7:00-8:00pmStickhandlingHoliday Rinks
SundayAugust 11Joel8:00-9:00pmOverspeed SkatingHoliday Rinks

 

New Sign Up Form Below for Spring/Summer Programs!

For your convenience we have added all of our Spring & Summer Programs to one sign up form.  You can now view and sign up for any program through the one form.  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.