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.

Varsity Hockey also offer programs at ScotiaBank Pond in Toronto. Click here to find out more.



 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 a 8-Week Training Cycle.

    Program 1 Availability:

    Program (3) – 8 Sunday’s
    February 4, 11, 18, 25
    March 3, 10, 17, 24

    Sundays: Program 2 Details
    ALL CALIBER Level Players: 2017/16/15 Born Players – Sundays: 3:00 pm (10 Spots Available)
    ALL CALIBER Level Players: 2014 & Earlier Born Players – Sundays: 4:00 pm (12 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.

    305 + HST

    Program 3 - From Feb 4, 2024 to Mar 24, 2024


    •  Power Skating & Skills Clinics (REP Program - 6:1 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.

      Program (3) – 8 Sunday’s
      February 4, 11, 18, 25
      March 3, 10, 17, 24

      A, AA, AAA Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Sundays: 2:00pm (12 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.

      320 + HST

      Program 3 - From Feb 4, 2024 to Mar 24, 2024


      •  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 11 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.

        Program (2) – 12 Sunday’s
        January 7, 14, 21, 28
        February 4, 11, 18, 25
        March 3, 10, 17, 24

        NOVICE Level Player: 4, 5, 6 Years Old – Sundays: 12:00pm and 1:00pm

        360 + HST

        Program 2 (12:00 PM) - From Jan 7, 2024 to Mar 24, 2024
        Program 2 (1:00 PM) - From Jan 7, 2024 to Mar 24, 2024


       SHOOTING CLINICS (Fall/Winter Training)

      •  Shooting Clinics - Friday Program (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.

        Dates:
        Program 3 – 8 Fridays
        February 2, 9, 16, 23
        March 1, 8, 15, 22

        Friday Classes: Program 3 Availability
        2017/16 Born Skaters – 5:40 pm (5 Spots Available)
        2015/14 Born Skaters – 6:40 pm (6 Spots Available)
        2013/12 Born Skaters – 7:40 pm (6 Spots Available)
        2011 & Older Born Skaters – 8:40 pm (6 Spots Available)

        350 + HST

        Shooting Program 3 - From Feb 2, 2024 to Mar 22, 2024


        •  Shooting Clinics - Sunday Program (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.

          Dates:
          Program 2 – 8 Fridays
          February 4, 11, 18, 25
          March 3, 10, 17, 24

          Sunday Classes: Program 2 Availability
          2017/16/15 Born Skaters – 4:00 pm (5 Spots Available)
          2014/13 Born Skaters – 5:00 pm (5 Spots Available)
          2012 & Older Born Skaters – 6:00 pm (5 Spots Available)

          350 + HST

          Shooting Program 3 - From Feb 4, 2024 to Mar 24, 2024


          •  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 1 Hour 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

              Pricing
              Rink 1
              $200 for 1 Hour with 1 Skater
              $110 for 30 Mins with 1 Skater

              Rink 2
              $165 for 1 Hour with 1 Skater
              $90 for 30 Mins with 1 Skater

              Discount Options
              Rink 1
              Package of 5: $950
              Package of 10: $1,850

              Rink 2
              Package of 5: $800
              Package of 10: $1,550





              •  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: $500 Each Player
                Package of 10: $950 Each Player

                Rink 2
                Package of 5: $425 Each Player
                Package of 10: $800 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
                  2 Skaters: $105 Each Player
                  3 Skaters: $80 Each Player
                  4 Skaters: $60 Each Player
                  5 Skaters: $50 Each Player
                  6 Skaters: $45 Each Player

                  Rink 2
                  2 Skaters: $85 Each Player
                  3 Skaters: $60 Each Player
                  4 Skaters: $50 Each Player
                  5 Skaters: $40 Each Player
                  6 Skaters: $35 Each Player





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