Our Development Programs provide players with a platform to develop and accelerate the foundational skills for hockey. Players in these programs are expected to have an understanding of basic skating, puck control and passing concepts. Players can expect sessions to take on focused topics, isolating basic hockey skills to provide a greater understanding. and foundation to optimize development.
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U9 Development - EDGE Skating
The Development EDGE Skating Program is designed to challenge each skater to the best of their abilities. This program concentrates on body position both forwards and backwards. Precisely focusing on forwards and backwards stride, crossovers and transitions. The EDGE Skating Program allows for instantaneous instruction and direction from our professional on-ice player development coaches.
On-Ice Mastery Keys
Forwards Body Position & Stride
Off-Ice Mastery Keys
3 Stride Skate Stance
Hip Hinge with Dowel
Depth Drop to Non Counter Movement Jump
This program encompasses the best of what the RINK has to offer in a single program. Regardless of mastery level, Skating & Skills incorporates aspects of Power Skating, Shooting & Scoring, and Puck Control programs, giving players a taste of everything we specialize in.
The Skating and Skills Program is designed to develop great habits through the proper techniques. On-ice, skaters will focus on balance and body position for a variety of techniques. While mastering puck control, skaters will learn to give and receive passes both stationary and in-motion. This program focuses on a well-rounded approach to the skater’s skill development.
On-Ice Mastery Keys
Power Skating | Balance
Shooting & Scoring | Ability to Give & Recieve Passes
Puck Control | Puck Control in Basic Positions
The Shooting Program is designed to provide skaters with fundamental knowledge of proper shooting mechanics. This program begins with the basics, working on passing techniques and accuracy. Progressing skaters quickly into technical applications of proper puck preparation and weight transfer leading to faster and more accurate shots. Keeping players engaged, our professional on-ice player development coaches will challenge skaters to learn how to shoot off both their inside and outside leg. This program allocates skaters to have the puck on their stick throughout the entirety of the program.
On-Ice Mastery Keys
Passing Technique & Accuracy
Understanding Weight Transfer
Shooting Off Outside Leg
3 on 3 hockey is a fast-paced, high-scoring, high-skilled variant of the traditional game of hockey. Played on our customed-sized training sheet (120ft x 60ft), it is played with three skaters and goalie per team on the ice, and forces players to think and react faster than normal game like scenarios. The smaller ice sheet and fewer players result in a wide-open, high-scoring game with lots of end-to-end action. The smaller size of the rink also puts a premium on speed, agility, and quick reflexes, as players must be able to make quick turns and transitions in order to keep up with the fast pace of the game. The game is typically divided into short shifts, with teams making frequent line changes in order to keep players fresh and maintain the intensity of the action.
RINK 3 on 3 will enable you to:
Develop faster reaction time
Work to improve your skills
Learn to play in confined spaces
Play around the net both offensively and defensively
Develop more confidence with the puck
Get a cardiovascular work-out
Players will be signed up as individuals and 2 teams will be made each week. Teams will be rotated weekly, with pinnies to differentiate teams so players play with all players in the 3 vs 3 program.
Players will receive a RINK Jersey which they keep after the program. We will require players to bring this jersey each week to help split up teams.