Skating is the foundation in which the game is built on and all players regardless of position need to be able to move around the ice efficiently to be effective. All players have two different branches of skating; skating speed (without the puck) and puck speed (with the puck). The goal for players should be to bring their puck speed up to their skating speed so they can go just as fast with the puck as they can without it.
This summer, Jets Hockey Development will be offering players who want to get better the opportunity to enroll in a training program where they can work on specific skating topics needed to play the game at the highest levels. Designed by Dave Cameron, these specific programs will allow players to work through detailed progressions which will allow players to see improvements.
Sessions will cover in detail;
|Forward Skating||Confined Space Footwork (stop & start)|
|Backward Skating||Lateral Mobility|
|Edge Development||Transition Skating (all options)|
|Acceleration Through Edges||Lateral Cross Overs|
|Acceleration (moving & stationary)||And more…|
**THIS IS NOT A LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM WILL BE A DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF TECHNICAL SKATING REQUIRED TO ALLOW PLAYERS TO PLAY AT AN ELITE LEVEL **
This program will also contain an off-ice workout in Focus Fitness where players will be exposed to the importance of functional movement. Players will be taught the benefits of an effective warm-up and will work on areas of their body that will tie into stronger power skating such as balance, foot speed, hip mobility, core strength, agility, co-ordination and more. All off-ice sessions will be before the ice time to allow the necessary time to get dressed for their ice time.
DATE: Monday Evenings – July 6th – August 24th (no session August 3rd due to the long weekend)
TIME: off-ice session 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. / on-ice session 6:45-7:45 p.m.
LOCATION: BELL MTS ICEPLEX
TOTAL SESSIONS: 7
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 16
COST: $370 plus tax (includes JHD Jersey)
“Having players learn why they are doing things and where they will skate like this in a game is a huge part of the program. The more players understand the concepts of good skating mechanics, the better they will be able to execute them.” – Dave Cameron (Head Coach & Program Director Jets Hockey Development)
For more information regarding programming, please call or email Dave Cameron (204) 926-5876 or email@example.com