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.



 Port Credit Hockey Association Training Camp

  •  Port Credit Hockey Association Training Camp

    This Port Credit Hockey Association Skills Training Camp is only for members registered in the Port Credit Minor Hockey Association for this season.

    The purpose of this camp is for players to get ready for the upcoming season and further develop their skills in Power Skating & Stick Handling.

    Over the 4 days throughout the week players will work on:
    • Power Skating and Edge Control
    • Stick Handling & Deking
    • Stopping and Crossovers for balanced transitions with and without the Puck
    • Shooting Mechanics

    PORT CREDIT TRAINING CAMP DATES & TIMES:
    Monday August 26th – Thursday August 29th

    For Players Born in 2010, 2009 & 2008 the times are as follows:
    Monday August 26th Iceland Arena Rink 1: 6:15-7:15 pm
    Tuesday August 27th Iceland Arena Rink 3: 5:15-6:15 pm (Please note the earlier start time)
    Wednesday August 28th Iceland Arena Rink 3: 6:15-7:15 pm
    Thursday August 29th Iceland Arena Rink 1: 6:15-7:15 pm

    For Players Born in 2007, 2006 & 2005 the times are as follows:
    Monday August 26th Iceland Arena Rink 1: 7:15-8:15 pm
    Tuesday August 27th Iceland Arena Rink 3: 6:15-7:15 pm (Please note the earlier start time)
    Wednesday August 28th Iceland Arena Rink 3: 7:15-8:15 pm
    Thursday August 29th Iceland Arena Rink 1: 7:15-8:15 pm

    Location: Iceland Arena

    PLAYERS BORN IN: 2010/2009/2008: (25 Spots Available)
    PLAYERS BORN IN: 2007/2006/2005: (25 Spots Available)

    100 + HST

    Port Credit Training Camp - From Aug 26, 2019 to Aug 29, 2019


 SKATING CLINICS (Spring/Summer Training)

  •  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 1
    May 4, 11, 25 (No Class May 18)
    June 1, 8, 15, 22

    Program 2
    July 6, 13, 20, 27
    August 10, 17, 24 (No Class August 3)

    Program 2:

    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 FULL!!!

    *With both programs being full, please have a look at the CAMPS tab and have a look at some of our evening programs in August we have to offer*

    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 6, 2019 to Aug 24, 2019


    •  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 1
      May 4, 11, 25 (No Class May 18)
      June 1, 8, 15, 22

      Program 2
      July 6, 13, 20, 27
      August 10, 17, 24 (No Class August 3)

      ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6, 7, 8, 9 Years Old – Saturday: 9:00 am FULL
      ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 11:00 am (8 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 6, 2019 to Aug 24, 2019


      •  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 1
        May 4, 11, 25 (No Class May 18)
        June 1, 8, 15, 22

        Program 2
        July 6, 13, 20, 27
        August 10, 17, 24 (No Class August 3)

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

        345 + HST

        Program 2 - From Jul 6, 2019 to Aug 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 a 13 week long program 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 13-Week Training Cycle.

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

          320 + HST

          Learn to Play Clinics - From May 12, 2019 to Aug 25, 2019


         SHOOTING CLINICS (Spring/Summer 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 7 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 7-Week Training Cycle.

          6 – 7 Years Old – Tuesdays: 6:30pm, Thursdays: 6:30pm, Saturdays: 9:00am
          8-9 Years Old – Tuesdays: 7:30pm, Thursdays: 7:30pm, Saturdays: 10:00am
          10 + Years Old – Tuesdays: 8:30pm, Thursdays: 8:30pm, Saturdays: 11:00am

          Saturday Shooting Program 1 is only 6 weeks and the cost for the Saturday Class is $215 + Tax

          250 + HST

          Program 2 (Tuesdays) - From Jun 18, 2019 to Jul 30, 2019
          Program 2 (Thursdays) - From Jun 20, 2019 to Aug 1, 2019
          Program 2 (Saturdays) - From Jul 6, 2019 to Aug 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





             TREADMILL PROGRAMS (Spring/Summer Training)

            •  STRIDE 4 SKATING Treadmill Spring/Summer Clinics (OPEN Program - 4:1 Ratio)

              The STRIDE FOR SKATING Treadmill Clinic is an OPEN program that is designed to develop the  stride technique for ALL CALIBER level players and will focus on improving skating mechanics for efficient and effective strides.

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

              Forward Skating Stride – Improve Stride Mechanics

              Stride Muscle Memory – Controlled Speed Repetition

              Strength – Improve Legs & Hips Power

              TREADMILL CLINIC DATES & TIMES

              Monday’s: 6:00 pm $245 + Tax for 7 Weeks
              Wednesday’s: 6:00 pm $280 + Tax for 8 Weeks

              Clinics are registered in 8 week long programs and will be delivered from a 60 minute Lesson Plan.

              280 + HST

              Monday Program 1 ($245 + Tax) - From May 6, 2019 to Jun 24, 2019
              Wednesday Program 1 - From May 8, 2019 to Jun 26, 2019
              Monday Program 2 ($245 + Tax) - From Jul 8, 2019 to Aug 26, 2019
              Wednesday Program 2 - From Jul 3, 2019 to Aug 21, 2019


              •  PRIVATE Treadmill Sessions (1:1 Ratio)

                The PRIVATE TREADMILL sessions program is a One-on-One session that would initially involve all aspects of the student’s skating techniques to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the skating stride.

                The progression of the lessons would be designed based on the development needs demonstrated by the student with the objective of develop skating technique and improve endurance

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

                Forward Skating Stride – Improve Stride Mechanics

                Stride Muscle Memory – Controlled Speed Repetition

                Strength – Improve Legs & Hips Power

                Stamina & Endurance

                BOOKING INFORMATION

                Sessions can be customized in 30 minute sessions

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

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

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





                •  SEMI-PRIVATE Treadmill Sessions (2:1 Ratio)

                  The SEMI-PRIVATE TREADMILL sessions program is a One-on-Two session that would initially involve all aspects of the student’s skating techniques to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the skating stride.

                  The progression of the lessons would be designed based on the development needs demonstrated by the student with the objective of develop skating technique and improve endurance

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

                  Forward Skating Stride – Improve Stride Mechanics

                  Stride Muscle Memory – Controlled Speed Repetition

                  Strength – Improve Legs & Hips Power

                  Stamina & Endurance

                  BOOKING INFORMATION

                  Sessions can be customized in 60 min or 30 minute sessions

                  Contact our experience 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





                     GOALIE PROGRAMS