NORTH YORK KNIGHTS 2018 WINTER SKILLS TRAINING

North York Knights House League & Select Players

Player development is the key to long-term success & enjoyment in hockey.  The North York Knights Hockey Association (“Knights”) is excited to offer two skills training programs exclusively for our House League and Select players to accelerate their development – regardless of their current skill level.  There will be one program for Skaters & one for Goalies with each running for 8 sessions.  The Winter 2018 session will run from January 20 to March 24, there will be no sessions on February 17 and March 10.

 

Skater Skills Registration  |  Goalie Skills Registration

 

Skater Skills Program

The Knights are pleased to have partnered with Hockey Extreme to deliver our Skater Skills Program – consistent with the delivery of their regular commercial program.  The program will have three main focus areas: Power Skating, Shooting & Puck Control.

 

Skater Skills Program – Core Elements

Power Skating Shooting Puck Control
– Forward stride

– Backwards skating

– Cross over’s forward and backwards

– Pivoting

– Acceleration forward and backwards

– Two skate stops using both inside & outside edges

– Balance on inside, flat and outside edges

–  Wrist shot

– Snap shot

– Backhand shot

– Flip shot

–  Improving accuracy, power and proper release technique

– Slap shot*

 

– Stick handling

– Sweep pass and receiving

– Saucer pass

– Deke 1-2-3 move & more

– Toe drag*

– Backhand drag*

 

* More advanced content will be covered in the Atom & Peewee sessions

 

Registration for the Skater Skills Program

9:50-10:40am :  Minor Novice and Novice House League & Select Players  

>> SOLD OUT

10:50-11:40am:  Atom & Peewee House League & Select Players  

>> REGISTRATION

The Knights are pleased to offer this program at a subsidized cost of $170 for the 7 session late registrations – half price when compared to similarly offered commercial programs.

 

Goalie Skills Program

The Knights are pleased to partner with eGoalie to deliver our Goalie Skills Program.  The program is focused on building the skills & confidence of players who will be in nets the upcoming weekend for their House League team and further the development of our Select division goalies.  The program will focus on core goaltending skills including stance, positioning, rebound control and recovery techniques.

 

Goalie Skills Program – Sample Weekly Practice Plan

Activity Group / Station Time
Introductions, stretching and review ready stance Group 5 min
Skating and edge work basics Skill Station #1 10 min
Positioning and recovery Skill Station #2 10 min
Low shots and rebound control Skill Station #3 10 min
High shots and rebound control Skill Station #4 10 min
Group game / challenge (time permitting) Group 5 min

 

Registration for the PAID Goalie Program 

9:50-10:40am :  Minor Novice and Novice House League & Select Players  

>> REGISTRATION

10:50-11:40am:  Atom & Peewee House League & Select Players  

>> REGISTRATION

The Knights are pleased to offer this program at a subsidized cost of $170 for the 7 session late registrations Winter program – half price when compared to similarly offered commercial programs.

 

Registration for the FREE Goalie Program 

Registration for the FREE Goalie Skills Program will be coordinated by our House League coaches each week on a first come first serve basis to a maximum of 12 goalies split between each session.

 

Registration & Questions

Registration for the Skater Skills & PAID Goalie Programs will be offered on a first come first serve basis.  The Knights reserve the right to rebalance participants between the three programs based on actual registrations.  Registration for the FREE Goalie Skills Program will be coordinated by our House League coaches each week on a first come first serve basis to a maximum of 12 goalies split between each session.  Please email nykhockeyskills@gmail.com  with any questions about any of these programs.