R1 PLAYER | PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Structure Your Summer Training

Our Philosophy

Here at the RINK Training Centre, we believe that each athlete has a unique approach to their respective roles on the ice. While any position encompasses a vast array of technical, physiological and psychological inputs, each athlete assembles a distinct bundle of performance assets. When working with any client, our emphasis is to work within the confines of each customer’s approach…regardless of “style”. While there are fundamentals that must be instilled in any approach, and at all levels of play, the RINK Training Centre believes in working within the context of the specific athlete’s game.

Our Approach

As an athlete progresses through his/her career, countless unique experiences are implanted upon this player’s mind. Through these experiences, hockey players begin to build an approach. This approach combines these experiences with core fundamentals and the individual’s distinct strengths and limitations.

During a RINK Training Centre experience, athletes will seek to hone, refine and repackage this distinct approach. A combination of technical enhancements and physiological guidance (where necessary) will, in turn, drive one’s psychological game forward. Technical, physiological, psychological training – a hallmark of our training facility.

Off-Ice Development with Testify Performance

We take a multi-faceted approach to in-season off-ice development. The process begins with player profiling consisting of both off-ice and on-ice testing, a group focused needs analysis, and collaborative goal setting between our professionals, the RINK Player and Goalie Development teams, and your associations coaches. During in-season team sessions we forget the word “maintain” and focus on “improving” the qualities that help your players perform the best on and off the ice.

Our professionals will help educate the group along the way on proper warm-up/activation and cooldown/recovery techniques to ensure that they are prepared for the high demands of the season. Whether it be in the gym, on the track, or in the yoga studio, our periodized in-season program will make sure that the group is not only improving but peaking at the right time. Team education seminars on topics such as nutrition and hydration, sleep and recovery, as well as in game respiratory techniques are also available for groups looking to take their performance to the next level.

R1 PROGRAM

R1 -  Power Skating | Spring

  • R1 Power Skating Program - 2 on-ice sessions/week
  • Only 16 Spots available/Group
  • RINK Testify Performance workouts available

Mastery Keys

First step quickness (Blade engagement and knee drive) 
Shooting technique w/ weight transfer  
Recovery focus for skating techniques 
Stickhandling around the body in motion (Puck protection)
Transition w/ Puck control

R1 -  Summer Program | Summer

  • 3 on-ice sessions/week
  • 4 Performance Workshops (Bi-Weekly)
  • On Ice/Off Ice monitoring included between Player Development Team and Testify Performance
  • Nutrition Support Program
  • Daily Pre ice warm up
  • Jersey/Apparel Package
  • Maximum 8 skaters/group (4:1 player/coach ratio)
  • Only 16 Spots available/Group
  • RINK Testify Performance workouts available with average of 4 workouts/week

Mastery Keys

Backwards cross over start 
Efficient transitions with a puck  
Forehand and backhand passing and reception techniques  
Quick release wrist shot from the point  
Underhandling pucks

R1 PREP CAMP | AGES 12-13

R1 - R1 Prep | August 4th - September 3rd

Our R1 Prep Camp will push players to advance their individual skill development and take their game to new heights. We will provide players with both technical and tactical aspects, with focused small area sessions over the four weeks of August in preparation for training camp. This program will take place on our all-new full-ice sheet and off-ice training will take place in our new state of the art workout facility with sessions prepared and excecuted by RINK Testify Performance.

Player to Coach Ratio: 6:1
Maximum Students: 18
Age Group: 2006/2007

Mastery Keys

Forward Skating
Angling/Receiving Contact on the Boards
Puck Skills (Width)
Shooting in Stride
Quick Starts (Staggered)
Hybrid/Selanne Turns
Puck Protection (Skating tech)
Saucer Pass/Chip Pass/Area Pass
Quick Release Shooting
Puck Protection & Board Battles
Protection from contact and pressure
Shooting/controlling the puck at full 

R1 PREP CAMP | AGES 10-11

R1 - R1 Prep | August 19th - August 30th

Our R1 Prep Camp will push players to advance their individual skill development and take their game to new heights. We will provide players with both technical and tactical aspects, with focused small area sessions over the weeks of August 19-23 and August 26-30 in preparation for training camp. This program will take place on our all-new full-ice sheet and off-ice training will take place in our new state of the art workout facility with sessions prepared and excecuted by RINK Testify Performance.

Mastery Keys

Backwards cross over start 
Efficient transitions with a puck  
Forehand and backhand passing and reception techniques  
Quick release wrist shot from the point  
Underhandling pucks

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