The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Squirt Development Curriculum will consist of skill foundation sessions focusing on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the overall skill level of each player.
The Academy of Hockey Development Staff will lead a group of 20 players through a series of nine development sessions with the areas of concentration including: technical skating, possession based puck handling, shooting with power, and small area competition. The program is open to all Squirt level (2005 and 2004 birth year) players. The cost of the Squirt Development Curriculum for each participant is $450.
– Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm
– 5 to 1 Player to coach ratio
Select one of two groups:
2014 – November 5, 19; December 10 || 2015 – January 7, 21; February 4, 18; March 4, 25
2014 – November 12; December 3, 17 || 2015 – January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 18; April 1
The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Squirt/Pee Wee Developmental Skating & Agility Program will focus on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the skating ability of each player.
Academy of Hockey Skating Development Coach, Mike Ansell, will lead a group of 20 players through a series of nine skating and agility sessions with an emphasis on increasing stride strength, weight transfer on edges to ensure proper balance, techniques to assist in added mobility to generate power, and explosive movements with and without the puck. The program is open to Squirt and Pee Wee level (2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 birth year) players. The cost for each participant is $399.
– Sundays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
– 5 to 1 player to coach ratio
Select one of two groups:
2014 – November 9, 23; December 14 || 2015 – January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 8, 29
2014 – November 16; December 7, 21 || 2015 – January 18; February 1, 15; Mar 1, 22; April 5
The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Goaltending Development Program will consist of a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each goalie. Director of Goaltending for the Academy of Hockey, Martin Biron, will lead a group of 18 players through on nine sessions with an emphasis on the Technical, Physical and Mental aspects of goaltending.
Technical – detailed footwork, in-crease positioning to make easier saves, control and tracking rebounds, as well as balance and reaction in game situations including screens and deflections; Physical – IMPACT training sessions emphasis on core strength, balance, agility, and explosive movements in addition to a total body evaluation by IMPACT Sports Performance including a complete physical evaluation to review any imbalances, predispositions to injury, joint alignment, and more.
Mental – Special goalie handbook to be utilized for pre-game preparation and post-game analysis, detailed video sessions with a concentration of game situations to reinforce on-ice instruction especially with puck awareness and efficiency of movements.
The Goaltending Development program is open to a range of birth years from 2005 – 1996, and the participant must be a travel or high school level player. The cost for each participant is $499.
– Limit of 9 goalies (2005-2002); and 9 goalies (2001-1996)
– 3:1 Player to Coach ratio
– Thursday On Ice Session 4:00pm – 5:00pm
– Thursday IMPACT Session 5:15pm – 6:00pm
– Thursday Video Session 6:15pm – 6:45pm
Select one of two groups:
2014 – November 6, 20; December 11 || 2015 – January 8, 22; February 5, 19; March 5, 26
2014 – November 13; December 4,18 || 2015 – January 15, 29; February 12, 26; March 19, April 2
Director of the Academy of Hockey, Kevyn Adams, Head Development Coach Adam Mair and other members of the development staff will lead a group of 16 players through innovative and specific development concepts that are challenging for youth hockey coaches to focus on during the team’s season. While not new to the game of hockey, these game situation and skill concepts will be presented in a unique manner that is essential to growth in these areas. The Academy Innovation Sessions are: face-offs, defensive tactics in the offensive and defensive zones, net front play, backhand only, body position and body contact, offensive puck handling/deception/dekes. Each 50-minute on-ice session is followed by a 30-minute video session in HARBORCENTER’s state-of-the-art classroom theater. The program is open to all Squirt travel level (2005 and 2004 birth year) players. The cost for each session is $59 per player.
– 16 Players – 2004 and 2005 birth years
– 4:1 Player to Coach ratio
– Monday Ice: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
– Monday Video: 7:15pm – 7:45pm
Select one or more sessions:
The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Squirt Development Sessions focus on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each player.
Goaltender Training (2003-2006)
The Academy of Hockey’s Goaltending Sessions will focus on furthering the progression of foundational goaltending techniques and movements. The Academy of Hockey Director of Goaltending, Martin Biron, will lead 18 goaltenders through a well structured session with a concentration on powerful, concise movements, skating, stance, positioning, save selection, rebound control and recovery. The Technical skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 18 goalies that register. The cost for each participant is $39.
Technical Skating (2004-2005)
The Academy of Hockey’s Technical Skating Development Sessions will focus on furthering the progression of foundational skating. During each session, the Academy of Hockey development staff will provide instruction to strengthen a player’s stride power maximization, stride recovery, weight transfer, turns and pivots, edge control, and transitions. The Technical skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $39.
Individual Hockey Skills (2004-2005)
The Academy of Hockey’s Individual Hockey Skill Sessions are structured to ensure foundational puck handing, passing, shooting and competition are the focal points. The Academy of Hockey development staff will conduct a technique oriented and faced paced session, with education, instruction and correction our goal. The Individual Hockey Skill sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $39.
Puck Possession Session – Small Area (2003-2004)
The Academy of Hockey’s Compete Sessions concentrate on puck possession. Through vigorous research, the Academy of Hockey development staff has identified multiple ten-foot areas of the ice rink where possession creates offensive opportunities, but as important, minimizes opposition opportunities. Our instruction will focus on body position, puck control and elusive possession tactics that can optimize success. The Puck Possession Competition sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $39.
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