Our Development Programs provide players with a platform to develop and accelerate the foundational skills for hockey. Players in these programs are expected to have an understanding of basic skating, puck control and passing concepts. Players can expect sessions to take on focused topics, isolating basic hockey skills to provide a greater understanding. and foundation to optimize development.
The Development Power Skating Program is designed to challenge each skater to the best of their abilities. This program concentrates on body position both forwards and backwards. Precisely focusing on forwards and backwards stride, crossovers and transitions. The Power Skating Program allows for instantaneous instruction and direction from our professional on-ice player development coaches.
Forwards body position and stride
Backwards stride and Crossovers
The Skating and Skills Program is designed to develop great habits through the proper techniques. On-ice, skaters will focus on balance and body position for a variety of techniques. While mastering puck control, skaters will learn to give and receive passes both stationary and in-motion. This program focuses on a well-rounded approach to the skater’s skill development.
Balance and body positon for a variety of technqiues
Puck control in basic positions
Ability to give and recieve passes, stationary and in motion
The Development Puck Control Program is designed to develop skaters’ abilities to control the puck in a variety of game-like circumstances. This program creates confidence in skaters’ abilities to control their stick properly through learning about stick etiquette: full control of their top and bottom hands, puck control at top speed, and creativity with both their skating and stickhandling technique. The Puck Control program takes a focused approach on fundamental progressions and repetition to ensure players develop good habits.
Stick etiquette - top and bottom hand
Ability to guide the puck at full speed
Skating technique for stickhandling (heel/toe)
The Shooting Program is designed to provide skaters with fundamental knowledge of proper shooting mechanics. This program begins with the basics, working on passing techniques and accuracy. Progressing skaters quickly into technical applications of proper puck preparation and weight transfer leading to faster and more accurate shots. Keeping players engaged, our professional on-ice player development coaches will challenge skaters to learn how to shoot off both their inside and outside leg. This program allocates skaters to have the puck on their stick throughout the entirety of the program.
Passing technique and Accuracy
Understanding of weight transfer
Shooting off their outside leg
Puck prep stationary