Skills Plus programs are designed to enhance a player’s level of skill, increase his/her knowledge of the game, and improve his/her physical fitness. Participation in this program will promote social and intellectual development, and will encourage the “fun” aspect of sport. On average, a participant will perform drills with a puck 80% of the time. In general, each session emphasizes:

  • 10 minutes of power skating  (balance, turns, pivots, crossovers, edge control, stride development),
  • 10 minutes of mass puck control (stickhandling, dekes, and agility work),
  • 30 minutes of group training with stations incorporating the new skills learned each day and from previous ice-times.

The group training segment especially challenges and maximizes their skill development time because each player is grouped according to his or her particular level of development, allowing individuals to be confident amongst peers.

Group Training at Skills Plus Hockey – you can register as a group to train with friends and teammates

Each Skills Plus Hockey Program is very individual skill based and often uses a passing partner (s) with numerous drills and skills. Your group will have it’s own space on the ice to train…enhancing speed, execution, quality and quantity. The game of Hockey happens in a small space. In games you’ll often have all ten players enclosed in one zone on the ice. Coaches are looking for players who can play in a tight space with speed and who can execute theirs ability to escape pressure, pass successful and get a shot away on the net. These are the players that are successful in games whether it’s the NHL, AAA, MD or Recreational Hockey. Skills, Skills and more Skills is a monumental key to success. How do you get better in a small space…train in it.