SKILL DEVELOPMENT

The main focus for each program at Varsity Hockey is skill Development. Developing skills correctly with speed, precision, strength, balance, and athleticism is our ultimate goal. Each program is developed and created in a way that will produce excellent habits. For our skills sessions we want to create excellent practice habits that can be carried over into competition. This doesn’t mean players will not fail, as a matter of fact players and parents should expect to fail, but they will learn from their failures. This statement is important for skill development. Failing is okay, and actually is encouraged when it comes to developing skills. When we fail we need to correct our technique and try again. Some times we need to slow the skill down to complete it correctly, and once we successfully produce the intended task, we will increase the speed and difficulty, then we will repeat over and over again.

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 Port Credit Storm Pre-Season Prep Camp

  •  Port Credit Storm Pre-Season Prep Camp

    This Port Credit Pre-Season Prep Camp is only for members registered in the Port Credit Minor Hockey Association for the upcoming season.

    The purpose of this camp is for players to get prepared for the upcoming season through 4 days of Power Skating & Skill Drills.

    Each day players will have an opportunity to work on the following components:
    • Power Skating Efficiency and Edge Control
    • Puck Handling Fundamentals
    • Stopping and Crossovers for balanced transitions with and without the Puck
    • Controlled Stick Handling while skating
    • Shooting Mechanics

    PORT CREDIT PRE-SEASON PREP CAMP DATES & TIMES:
    AUGUST 27, 28, 29 & 30

    Location: Port Credit Arena

    PLAYERS BORN IN: 2010/2009/2008 – 11:00 am (25 Spots Available)
    PLAYERS BORN IN: 2007/2006/2005 – 12:00 pm (25 Spots Available)

    85 + HST

    Port Credit Prep Camp - From Aug 27, 2018 to Aug 30, 2018


 SKATING CLINICS (Spring/Summer Training)

  •  Power Skating & Edges - Sundays (OPEN Program - 7:1 Ratio)

    Get ready for your winter season with this great 6-week course on Power Skating & Edge Control. 

    This Power Skating & Edge Control Clinic is an OPEN program that is designed to develop skating skills for ALL CALIBER level players and will focus on training proper mechanics towards combining the speed and power that will be applied to in-game situations. It will also focus on good edge control and position to become a more efficient skater.

    The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:
    • Edge Control and Balance
    • Stride Mechanics and Speed
    • Generating Speed out of Turns and Crossovers
    • Transitional Skating and Agility

    This clinic can be registered in a 6 week long program and will be delivered from a 50 minute Lesson Plan to provide skill specific repetition necessary for technical improvement.

    POWER SKATING & EDGES DATES & TIMES
    The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Dates and Times once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over a 6-Week Training Cycle.

    Dates:
    August 12, 19, 26
    September 9, 16, 23 (No Class September 2)

    ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6-11 Years Old – Sunday: 10:00 am (3 Spots Available)

    180 + HST

    Power Skating & Edges - Sundays - From Aug 12, 2018 to Sep 23, 2018


    •  Stickhandling & Shooting - Sundays (OPEN Program - 7:1 Ratio)

      Get ready for your winter season with this great 6-week course on Stickhandling & Shooting. 

      This Stickhandling & Shooting Clinic is an OPEN program that is designed to develop puck skills for ALL CALIBER level players and will focus on training proper mechanics towards combining the speed, quickness and power that will be applied to in-game situations. It will also focus on good puck control, shooting mechanics and shot accuracy.

      The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:
      • Stationary Stick Handling
      • Speed With the Puck
      • Evasive Moves and Dekes
      • Puck Control and Puck Protection
      • Shooting Mechanics
      • Shooting in Motion

      This clinic can be registered in a 6 week long program and will be delivered from a 50 minute Lesson Plan to provide skill specific repetition necessary for technical improvement.

      STICKHANDLING & SHOOTING DATES & TIMES
      The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Dates and Times once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over a 6-Week Training Cycle.

      Dates:
      August 12, 19, 26
      September 9, 16, 23 (No Class September 2)

      ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6-11 Years Old – Sunday: 11:00 Am (FULL!!!)

      180 + HST

      Stickhandling & Shooting - Sundays - From Aug 12, 2018 to Sep 23, 2018


      •  Power Skating Clinics (OPEN Program - 7:1 Ratio)

        This Power Skating Clinic is an OPEN program that is designed to develop skating skills for ALL CALIBER level players and will focus on training proper mechanics towards combining the speed and power that will be applied to in-game situations

        The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:
        • Edge Control and Balance
        • Stride Mechanics and Speed
        • Generating Speed out of Turns and Crossovers
        • Transitional Skating and Agility

        Clinics can be registered in 7 week long programs and will be delivered from a 50 minute Lesson Plan to provide skill specific repetition necessary for technical improvement.

        POWER SKATING DATES & TIMES
        The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Dates and Times once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over a 7-Week Training Cycle.

        Dates:
        Program 2
        July 7, 14, 21, 28
        August 11, 18, 25 (No Class August 4)

        ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6, 7, 8, 9 Years Old – Saturday: 8:00 am FULL!!!
        ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 10:00 am (2 Spots Available)

        The Spring/Summer Clinic schedule spans over 14weeks of the off-season and can be registered in TWO (2) separate 7-Week Training Cycles.

        210 + HST

        Program 2 - From Jul 7, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018


        •  Creative Puck Handling Clinics (OPEN Program - 7:1 Ratio)

          This Creative Puck Handling Clinic is an OPEN program that is designed to develop puck handling skills for ALL CALIBER level players and will focus on training proper mechanics towards combining the speed and skill that will be applied to in-game situations

          The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:
          • Stationary Stick Handling
          • Speed With the Puck
          • Evasive Moves and Dekes
          • Puck Control and Puck Protection

          Clinics can be registered in 7 week long programs and will be delivered from a 50 minute Lesson Plan to provide skill specific repetition necessary for technical improvement.

          CREATIVE PUCK HANDLING DATES & TIMES
          The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Dates and Times once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over an 7-Week Training Cycle.

          Dates:
          Program 2
          July 7, 14, 21, 28
          August 11, 18, 25 (No Class August 4)

          ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6, 7, 8, 9 Years Old – Saturdays: 9:00 am (FULL!)
          ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 11:00 am (4 Spots Available)

          The Spring/Summer Clinic schedule spans over 14 weeks of the off-season and can be registered in TWO (2) separate 7-Week Training Cycles.

          210 + HST

          Program 2 - From Jul 7, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018


          •  Rep Skills (REP Program - 7:1 Ratio)

            This Power Skating & Skills Clinic is a REP program that is designed to develop skating and puck handling skills for ADVANCED level players and will focus on training proper mechanics towards combining the speed and skill that will be applied to in-game situations.

            The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:

            • First Step Speed and Explosive Acceleration
            • Agility & Quickness
            • Power, Speed and Dynamic Balance
            • Stopping & Crossovers for Speed with the Puck
            • Dynamic Puck Handling with Maximum Skating Efficiency and Edge Control

            Clinics can be registered in 7 week long programs and will be delivered from an 80 minute Lesson Plan to provide skill specific repetition necessary for technical improvement.

            POWER SKATING & SKILLS DATES & TIMES
            The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Date and Time once per week for an 80-minute on-ice session over an 7-Week Training Cycle.

            Dates:
            Program 2
            July 7, 14, 21, 28
            August 11, 18, 25 (No Class August 4)

            A, AA, AAA Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 12:00-1:30pm (2 Spots Available)

            The Spring/Summer Clinic schedule spans over 14 weeks of the off-season and can be registered in TWO (2) separate 7-Week Training Cycles.

            345 + HST

            Program 2 - From Jul 7, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018


           SKATING CLINICS (Fall/Winter Training)

          •  Power Skating & Skills Clinics (OPEN Program - 7:1 Ratio)

            This Power Skating & Skills Clinic is an OPEN program that is designed to develop skating and puck handling skills for ALL CALIBER level players and will focus on training proper mechanics towards combining the speed and skill that will be applied to in-game situations

            The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:
            • Skating Efficiency and Edge Control
            • Puck Handling Fundamentals
            • Stopping and Crossovers for balanced transitions with and without the Puck
            • Controlled Stick Handling while skating

            Clinics can be registered in 8 week long programs and will be delivered from a 50 minute Lesson Plan to provide skill specific repetition necessary for technical improvement.

            POWER SKATING & SKILLS DATES & TIMES
            The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Dates and Times once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over an 8-Week Training Cycle.

            ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6, 7, 8, 9 Years Old – Sundays: 6:00pm (14 Spots Available)
            ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Sundays: 7:00pm (14 Spots Available)

            The Fall/Winter Clinic schedule spans over 24 weeks of the season and can be registered in THREE (3) separate 8-Week Training Cycles.

            240 + HST

            Program 1 - From Sep 23, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
            Program 2 - From Nov 25, 2018 to Jan 27, 2019
            Program 3 - From Feb 3, 2019 to Mar 24, 2019


            •  Power Skating & Skills Clinics (REP Program - 7:1 Ratio)

              This Power Skating & Skills Clinic is a REP program that is designed to develop skating and puck handling skills for ADVANCED level players and will focus on training proper mechanics towards combining the speed and skill that will be applied to in-game situations.

              The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:

              • First Step Speed and Explosive Acceleration
              • Agility & Quickness
              • Power, Speed and Dynamic Balance
              • Stopping & Crossovers for Speed with the Puck
              • Dynamic Puck Handling with Maximum Skating Efficiency and Edge Control

              Clinics can be registered in 8 week long programs and will be delivered from a 50 minute Lesson Plan to provide skill specific repetition necessary for technical improvement.

              POWER SKATING & SKILLS DATES & TIMES
              The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Date and Time once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over an 8-Week Training Cycle.

              A, AA, AAA Level Players: 12 Years & Older – Sundays: 5:00pm (2 Spots Available)

              The Fall/Winter Clinic schedule spans over 24 weeks of the season and can be registered in THREE (3) separate 8-Week Training Cycles.

              265.00 + HST

              Program 1 - From Sep 23, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
              Program 2 - From Nov 25, 2018 to Jan 27, 2019
              Program 3 - From Feb 3, 2019 to Mar 24, 2019


              •  Power Skating & Skills Clinics (ADULT Program - 7:1 Ratio)

                This Power Skating & Skills Clinic is an ADULT program that is designed to develop skating and puck handling skills for ADULT players and will focus on training proper mechanics towards combining the speed and skill that will be applied to in-game situations

                The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:

                • Skating Efficiency and Edge Control
                • Puck Handling Fundamentals
                • Stopping and Crossovers for balanced transitions with the Puck
                • Controlled Stick Handling while skating

                Clinics can be registered in 8 week long programs and will be delivered from a 1 hour Lesson Plan to provide a fun and safe environment.

                POWER SKATING & SKILLS DATES & TIMES
                The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Date and Time once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over an 8-Week Training Cycle.

                MATURE Level Player: Adults – Sundays: 9:00pm

                The Fall/Winter Clinic schedule spans over 24 weeks of the season and can be registered in TWO (2) separate 12-Week Training Cycles.

                295 + HST

                Program 1 - From Sep 23, 2018 to Dec 17, 2017
                Program 2 - From Jan 6, 2019 to Mar 24, 2019


                •  Learn to Play Clinics (BEGINNER Program - 5:1 Ratio)

                  This Learn to Play Clinic is a BEGINNER program that is designed to introduce skating and puck handling skills to NOVICE Level players who are just starting hockey and will be delivered in a fun and encouraging training environment.

                  The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:

                  • Fundamental Skating Skills
                  • Basic Puck Handling Skills
                  • Mini-Hockey games

                  Clinics can be registered in 12 week long programs and will be delivered from a 1 hour Lesson Plan to provide a fun and safe environment.

                  LEARN TO PLAY CLINIC DATES & TIMES
                  The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Date and Time once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over a 12-Week Training Cycle.

                  NOVICE Level Player: 4, 5, 6 Years Old – Sundays: 1:00pm and 2:00pm

                  295 + HST

                  Program 1 - From Sep 23, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
                  Program 2 - From Jan 6, 2019 to Mar 24, 2019


                 SHOOTING CLINICS (Fall/Winter Training)

                •  Shooting Clinics (Group Circuit- 7:2 Ratio)

                  The SHOOTING Clinics are designed to develop the shooting skills that will improve a player’s mechanics and balance required to efficiently and effectively release a shot with accuracy.

                  The program syllabus address the fundamentals of specific Shooting Techniques along with stick handling & deking necessary prior to release. These basic skills will be improved through correct repetition of the mechanics within an circuit training format.

                  The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:

                  Shooting Techniques
                  • Wrist shot
                  • Slap shot
                  • Snap shot
                  • Backhand shot
                  • Quick Release

                  Stick Handling & Deking
                  • Wrist agility
                  • Hand Speed
                  • Puck to Body position
                  • Weight Shift for Balance

                  Clinics can be registered in 8 week long programs and will be delivered from a 50 minute Lesson Plan to provide skill specific repetition necessary for technical improvement.

                  SHOOTING CLINIC DATES & TIMES
                  The training sessions are booked on Pre-Scheduled Date and Time once per week for a 50-minute on-ice session over an 8-Week Training Cycle.

                  6 – 7 Years Old – Fridays: 5:40pm, Sundays: 3:00pm
                  8-9 Years Old – Fridays: 6:40pm, Sundays: 4:00pm
                  10-11 Years Old – Fridays: 7:40pm, Sundays: 5:00pm
                  12+ Years Old – Fridays: 8:40pm, Sundays: 6:00pm

                  285 + HST

                  Program 1 (Fridays) - From Sep 28, 2018 to Nov 16, 2018
                  Program 1 (Sundays) - From Sep 23, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
                  Program 2 (Fridays) - From Nov 23, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019
                  Program 2 (Sundays) - From Nov 25, 2018 to Jan 27, 2019
                  Program 3 (Fridays) - From Jan 25, 2019 to Mar 22, 2019
                  Program 3 (Sundays) - From Feb 3, 2019 to Mar 24, 2019


                  •  PRIVATE SHOOTING Lessons (1:1 Ratio)

                    The PRIVATE SHOOTING sessions program is a One-on-One session that would initially involve all aspects of the student’s shooting skills to assess the mechanics and balance required to efficiently and effectively release a shot with accuracy.

                    The progression of the lessons would be designed based on the development needs demonstrated by the student with the objective of improving specific Shooting Techniques along with Stick Handling & Deking skills necessary prior to release.

                    The Private Shooting lesson would address development needs in the following areas:

                    Shooting Techniques

                    Wrist shot
                    Slap shot
                    Snap shot
                    Backhand shot
                    Quick Release

                    Stick Handling & Deking

                    Wrist agility
                    Hand Speed
                    Puck to Body position
                    Weight Shift for Balance

                    BOOKING INFORMATION

                    Sessions can be customized in 60 min or 30 minute sessions

                    Sessions can be registered in 5 or 10 Private Lesson packages or on a Pay-As-You-Go booking.

                    Sessions are booked based on availability of ice and instructor.

                    Contact our experienced staff to inquire about booking your private session and package rates





                    •  SEMI-PRIVATE SHOOTING Lessons (2:1 Ratio)

                      The PRIVATE SHOOTING sessions program is a One-on-One session that would initially involve all aspects of the student’s shooting skills to assess the mechanics and balance required to efficiently and effectively release a shot with accuracy.

                      The progression of the lessons would be designed based on the development needs demonstrated by the student with the objective of improving specific Shooting Techniques along with Stick Handling & Deking skills necessary prior to release.

                      The Private Shooting lesson would address development needs in the following areas:

                      Shooting Techniques

                      Wrist Shot

                      Slap Shot

                      Snap Shot

                      Backhand Shot

                      Quick Release Shots

                      Stick Handling & Deking

                      Wrist agility

                      Hand speed

                      Puck to Body position

                      Weight Shift for Balance

                      BOOKING INFORMATION

                      Sessions can be customized in 60 min or 30 minute sessions

                      Sessions can be registered in 5 or 10 Private Lesson packages or on a Pay-As-You-Go booking.

                      Sessions are booked based on availability of ice and instructor.

                      Contact our experienced staff to inquire about booking your private session and package rates





                     PRIVATE SESSIONS

                    •  PRIVATE Lessons (1:1 Ratio)

                      The PRIVATE sessions program is One-on-One instruction that will provide close personal training.

                      Initial lessons would challenge all aspects of the student’s current skill level with the objective of identifying and improving observed weaknesses.

                      The progression of the lessons would be designed based on the development needs demonstrated by the student in the specific areas of Skating, Stick Handling and Shooting skills that will improve the skill execution and bring consistency to their in game performance

                      BOOKING INFORMATION

                      Sessions can be customized in 60 min or 30 minute sessions

                      Private session bookings can also be made for Rink 2 (Shooting Pad) at a reduced price.

                      Private Lessons can be registered in 5 or 10 Private Lesson packages or on a Pay-As-You-Go booking.

                      Shooting Sessions are booked based on availability of ice and instructor.

                      Contact our experience staff to inquire about booking your private session and package rates

                      Discount Options

                      Rink 1
                      Package of 5: $850
                      Package of 10: $1,600

                      Rink 2
                      Package of 5: $675
                      Package of 10: $1,300





                      •  SEMI-PRIVATE Lessons (2:1 Ratio)

                        The SEMI-PRIVATE sessions program is One-on-Two instruction that will provide close personal training.

                        Initial lessons would challenge all aspects of the student’s current skill level with the objective of identifying and improving observed weaknesses.

                        The progression of the lessons would be designed based on the development needs demonstrated by the student in the specific areas of Skating, Stick Handling and Shooting skills that will improve the skill execution and bring consistency to their in game performance

                        BOOKING INFORMATION

                        Sessions can be customized in 60 min or 30 minute sessions

                        Private session bookings can also be made for Rink 2 (Shooting Pad) at a reduced price.

                        The customer will be required to provide 2 (two) players for the private sessions and they should ideally be similar in ability

                        Sessions can be customized in 60 min or 30 minute sessions

                        Private Lessons can be registered in 5 or 10 Private Lesson packages or on a Pay-As-You-Go booking.

                        Shooting Sessions are booked based on availability of ice and instructor.

                        Contact our experience staff to inquire about booking your private session and package rates

                        Discount Options

                        Rink 1
                        Package of 5: $450 Each Player
                        Package of 10: $850 Each Player

                        Rink 2
                        Package of 5: $350 Each Player
                        Package of 10: $675 Each Player





                        •  GROUP-PRIVATE Lessons (Small Group Ratio)

                          The GROUP-PRIVATE sessions program is Small Group instruction that will provide fundamental skill development.

                          Lesson plans will be designed based on the development needs in the specific areas of Skating, Stick Handling and Shooting skills that will improve the skill execution and bring consistency to their in game performance

                          GROUP-PRIVATE SYLLABUS

                          First Step Speed and Explosive Acceleration
                          Agility & Quickness
                          Power, Speed and Dynamic Balance
                          Stopping & Crossovers for Speed with the Puck
                          Dynamic Puck Handling with Maximum Skating Efficiency and Edge Control

                          BOOKING INFORMATION

                          Sessions can be customized in 60 min or 30 minute sessions

                          Private session bookings can also be made for Rink 2 (Shooting Pad) at a reduced price with a maximum of 5 players.

                          Sessions can be customized in 60 min or 30 minute sessions

                          Group Private Sessions are booked based on availability of ice and instructor.

                          Contact our experience staff to inquire about booking your private session and package rates

                          Group Rates

                          Rink 1
                          3 Skaters: $65 Each Player
                          4 Skaters: $50 Each Player
                          5 Skaters: $45 Each Player
                          6 Skaters: $40 Each Player

                          Rink 2
                          3 Skaters: $50 Each Player
                          4 Skaters: $40 Each Player
                          5 Skaters: $35 Each Player





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