U9 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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Ages 7-8

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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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
Backwards Skating
Transitions

Off-Ice Mastery Keys

Barefoot One Leg Balance
Isometric Hockey Stance
Depth Drop to Hockey Stance

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Spring 2023
April to June

Location: RINK North - Seven Oaks Arena

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

Development - Skating & Skills

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 SkatingShooting & Scoring, and Puck Control programs, giving players a taste of everything we specialize in.

Each Skating & Skills Program also features an off-ice component with RINK Testify Performance. This component takes place in the gym or on the track prior to or following the on-ice session. Players will focus on developing functional movement patterns that correlates to on-ice development.

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. 

*The Female Only Skating & Skills program will feature a curriculum that is more focused on the Shooting & Scoring and Puck Control aspects of the program.*

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Power Skating | Balance
Shooting & Scoring | Ability to Give & Recieve Passes
Puck Control | Puck Control in Basic Positions

Off-Ice Mastery Keys

Barefoot One Leg Balance
Isometric Hockey Stance
Depth Drop to Hockey Stance

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Spring 2023
April to June

Location: RINK North - Seven Oaks Arena

Spring 2023
April to May

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available in this location at this time.

Development - Skills to Game

The Skills to Game Program is tailored to focus on individual skills which are common in today's game, and then the opportunity to showcase these skills in game like situations. The program will consist of one skill session, focusing on the technique of certain skills. The next session will be a tactical session, where athletes can use these skills in game situations. This program will have a variety of different small area games, giving players the chance to use newly acquired skills within their own games. 

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Edge Control & Speed
Variety of Shooting Techniques
Passing Techniques

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Spring 2023
April to June

Location: RINK North - Seven Oaks Arena

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

Development - 3 on 3

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.

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Spring 2023
April to June
Summer 2023
July to September

Location: RINK North - Seven Oaks Arena

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

Development - 3 on 3

Here at the RINK you are always involved in the play and shifts are short to keep the pace of the game up. This game will allow for 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

Goalies 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.

Goalies 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.

DEVELOP YOUR GAME HERE

Select Your Program Below »

Location: RINK Training Centre

Spring 2023
April to June
Summer 2023
July to September

Location: RINK North - Seven Oaks Arena

Not available at this location at this time.

Location: RINK Kelowna

Not available at this location at this time.

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