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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 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 5, 12, 26 (No Class May 19)
    June 2, 9, 16, 23
    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 (4 Spots Available)
    ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 10:00 am (5 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 1 - From May 5, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
    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 1
      May 5, 12, 26 (No Class May 19)
      June 2, 9, 16, 23
      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 (5 Spots Available)
      ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 11:00 am (11 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 1 - From May 5, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
      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 1
        May 5, 12, 26 (No Class May 19)
        June 2, 9, 16, 23
        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 (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.

        345 + HST

        Program 1 - From May 5, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
        Program 2 - From Jul 7, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018


        •  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 13 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.

          Dates: 13 Sessions
          May 13, 27 (Not Class May 20)
          June 3, 10, 17, 24
          July 8, 15, 22, 29 (No Class July 1)
          August 12, 19, 26 (No Class August 5)

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

          315 + HST

          Summer Learn To Play - From May 13, 2018 to Aug 26, 2018


          •  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

            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.

            Adult Program: Adults – Monday’s: 8:35 pm

            Monday’s – 12 Dates
            April 30
            May 7, 14, 28 (No May 21 – Victoria Day)
            June 4, 11, 18, 25
            July 9, 16, 23, 30 (No July 2 – Canada Day)

            330 + HST

            Adult Power Skating & Skills - From Apr 30, 2018 to Jul 30, 2018


           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 a 7-Week Training Cycle.

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

            250 + HST

            Program 1 (Tuesdays) - From May 1, 2018 to Jun 12, 2018
            Program 1 (Thursdays) - From May 3, 2018 to Jun 14, 2018
            Program 1 (Saturdays) $215 - From May 12, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
            Program 2 (Tuesdays) - From Jun 19, 2018 to Jul 31, 2018
            Program 2 (Thursdays) - From Jun 21, 2018 to Aug 2, 2018
            Program 2 (Saturdays) - From Jul 7, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018


            •  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 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

                Tuesday’s or Thursday’s: 7:00 pm
                Saturday’s: 12:00 pm
                No Classes on Saturday May 19th and August 4th

                Clinics are registered in 7 week long programs and will be delivered from a 60 minute Lesson Plan.

                245 + HST

                Thursday Program 1 - From May 3, 2018 to Jun 14, 2018
                Saturday Program 1 - From May 5, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
                Tuesday Program 2 - From Jun 19, 2018 to Jul 31, 2018
                Thursday Program 2 - From Jun 21, 2018 to Aug 2, 2018
                Saturday Program 2 - From Jul 7, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018


                •  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

                    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





                   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