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 (Spring/Summer Training)

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

    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 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 & 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 7-Week Training Cycle.

    Program 2 – 7 Sundays
    July 10, 17, 24  (No Class July 31 Civic Holiday)
    August 7, 14, 21, 28 

    Program 2 Availability:
    ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6, 7, 8, 9 Years Old – Saturday: 10:00 am (14 Spots Available)
    ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 11:00 am (14 Spots Available)

    230 + HST

    Power Skating and Skills (Sundays) - From Jul 10, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022


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

      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 – 7 Saturdays
      May 7, 14, 28 (No May 21 – Victoria Weekend)
      June 4, 11, 18, 25

      Program 2 – 7 Saturdays
      July 9, 16, 23  (No Class July 30 Civic Holiday)
      August 6, 13, 20, 27 

      Program 2 Availability:
      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!!!

      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.

      230 + HST

      Program 2 - From Jul 9, 2022 to Aug 27, 2022


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

        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 – 7 Saturdays
        May 7, 14, 28 (No May 21 – Victoria Weekend)
        June 4, 11, 18, 25

        Program 2 – 7 Saturdays
        July 9, 16, 23  (No Class July 30 Civic Holiday)
        August 6, 13, 20, 27 

        Program 2 Availability:
        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 (9 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.

        230 + HST

        Program 1 - From May 7, 2022 to Jun 25, 2022
        Program 2 - From Jul 9, 2022 to Aug 27, 2022


        •  Rep Skills (REP Program - 6:1 Ratio) Saturdays

          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 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 an 50-minute on-ice session over an 7-Week Training Cycle.

          Program 1 – 7 Saturdays
          May 7, 14, 28 (No May 21 – Victoria Weekend)
          June 4, 11, 18, 25

          Program 2 – 7 Saturdays
          July 9, 16, 23  (No Class June 30 Civic Holiday)
          August 6, 13, 20, 27 

          Program 2 Availability
          A, AA, AAA Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 12:00-1:00pm FULL!!!
          A, AA, AAA Level Players: 10 Years & Older – Saturdays: 1:00-2:00pm FULL!!!

          The Spring/Summer Clinic schedule spans over 16 weeks of the off-season and can be registered in TWO (2) separate 8-Week Training Cycles.

          245 + HST

          Program 1 - From May 7, 2022 to Jun 25, 2022
          Program 2 - From Jul 9, 2022 to Aug 27, 2022


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

            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 14 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 14-Week Training Cycle.

            Spring/Summer Program – 14 Sundays
            May 8, 15, 29 (No May 22 – Victoria Weekend)
            June 5, 12, 19, 26
            July 10, 17, 24  (No Class July 3 – Canada Day Holiday)
            August 7, 14, 21, 28 (No Class July 31 – Civic Holiday)

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

            365 + HST

            Learn to Play Clinics (12:00 pm) - From May 8, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022
            Learn to Play Clinics (1:00 pm) (FULL!!!) - From May 8, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022


           SHOOTING CLINICS (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.

            Dates:

            Program – 7 Saturdays
            July 9, 16, 23  (No Class July 30 Civic Holiday)
            August 6, 13, 20, 27

            Saturday Classes:
            6 – 8 Years Old – 9:00 am (FULL!!!)
            9 – 11 Years Old – 10:00 am (FULL!!!)
            12+ Years Old – 11:00 am (FULL!!!)

            260 + HST

            Shooting Program - From Jul 9, 2022 to Aug 27, 2022


            •  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
                $185 for 1 Hour with 1 Skater
                $95 for 30 Mins with 1 Skater

                Rink 2
                $145 for 1 Hour with 1 Skater
                $80 for 30 Mins with 1 Skater

                Discount Options
                Rink 1
                Package of 5: $875
                Package of 10: $1,650

                Rink 2
                Package of 5: $700
                Package of 10: $1,350





                •  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: $475 Each Player
                  Package of 10: $900 Each Player

                  Rink 2
                  Package of 5: $375 Each Player
                  Package of 10: $700 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: $100 Each Player
                    3 Skaters: $70 Each Player
                    4 Skaters: $55 Each Player
                    5 Skaters: $45 Each Player
                    6 Skaters: $40 Each Player

                    Rink 2
                    2 Skaters: $80 Each Player
                    3 Skaters: $55 Each Player
                    4 Skaters: $45 Each Player
                    5 Skaters: $35 Each Player





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