Academy of Hockey

PRESIDENTS DAY INNOVATION SESSIONS

ACADEMY OF HOCKEY PRESIDENTS DAY INNOVATION SESSIONS

Monday, February 17, 2020

The Academy of Hockey is thrilled to announce a string of innovative, one-day development sessions on February 17th, that are centered around specific areas of the game. Each session focuses on individual tactics and you will see that the wide range of ages in each session will have no effect on your player’s result from this session. Coaches will also be grouping all players by skill-level/birth year.

Programs Offered:

            • Technical Skating

            • Keep and Create Puck Handling Tactics (Stick Handling)

            • Defensive Skating Tactics

            • Shoot to Score

            • Net Play (GOALIES ONLY)

 

All sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and are open to all travel-level players. These sessions are 50-minutes in length and most are aligned to provide players the ability to participate in multiple sessions if they desire. We are really looking forward to providing players some developmental support during their team’s season and are excited to see many familiar faces, as well as some new ones during these sessions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Academy staff at any time: academy@harborcenter.com

Technical Skating 2008-2010

This skating pop-up session, led by Development Coach Cody Freeman, will help you grow as a more powerful and efficient skater. This program will contain training and movements that are age-specific. This session will focus primarily on the technical aspects of skating. These techniques will help provide a foundation for your overall skating mechanics and will include:

  • Stride: deliberate movements to ensure stride efficiency and increasing stride strength
  • Balance: concentration on single foot movements on all 8 edges while understanding how weight transfer on these edges ensure proper balance 
  • Agility: detailed techniques to assist in added mobility which will create elusiveness and generate additional power  
  • Power: controlled but explosive movements with and without the puck that will generate increased speed.  

 

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 10:00-10:50am

Birth Years: 2008-2010

Cost: $35

25 Players

 

REGISTER FOR TECHNICAL SKATING 2008-2010 HERE

 

Keep and Create Puck Handling Tactics (Stick Handling) 2007-2010

Led by Development Coach Tim Kennedy, this session is comprised of a high volume of reps and puck touches in different areas of the ice where we will unlock each player’s imagination and creativity with the puck on their stick. Concepts that we will be concentrating on are handling the puck with your eyes up, deception, endurance, creativity and unpredictability. Top players in the game want to have the puck and this session will help the player with the know-how and confidence to be dangerous with the puck.

 

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 11:00-11:50am

Birth Years: 2007-2010

Cost: $35

20 players

 

REGISTER FOR KEEP & CREATE PUCK HANDLING 2007-2010 HERE

 

Defensive Skating Tactics 2005-2008

Led by Defensive Development Coach Nick Tuzzolino, this session is built for defensemen looking to improve on their defensive skating and footwork. Backwards to forward skating with the puck, pivots, defensive containment, and transition skating will be several elements covered in this session. Defensemen will learn how efficient movements in their skating can help them defend better, while also creating more offense.

 

 

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 1:00-1:50pm

Birth Years: 2005-2008

Cost: $35

20 players

 

REGISTER FOR DEFENSIVE SKATING TACTICS 2005-2008 HERE

 

Shoot to Score 2004-2007

Led by Development Coach Dan Collins, this session will explore deceptive shooting techniques used by the best players in the game today. These techniques will include expanding the release zone, deception, finding the scoring area and seeing the net. Each player will shoot a lot of pucks, so our staff will be focused on each player’s execution as it will be uncommon to what they are used to and will be sure to provide instant feedback. Players love to score and we love to teach players to shoot to score.

 

 

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 2:00-2:50pm

Birth Years: 2004-2007

Cost: $35

20 players

 

REGISTER FOR SHOOT TO SCORE 2004-2007 HERE

 

Net Play (GOALIES ONLY) 2002-2010

Led by Academy Director of Goaltending John Daigneau, this session will include tactical defense against multiple plays around the net. Learn proper technical aspects of defending attacks around the net from your feet, in VH, and in RVH. Defending against dead angle walks, goal line attacks, short side stuffs, wraparounds, and in tight pass outs will be covered in depth.

 

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 3:00-3:50pm

Birth Years: 2002-2010

Cost: $35

12 goalies

 

REGISTER FOR NET PLAY (GOALIES ONLY) 2002-2010 HERE