House League & Select Players Only

Player development is the key to long-term success & enjoyment in hockey.  The North York Knights Hockey Association (“Knights”) is excited to offer a skills training program exclusively for our House League and Select players to accelerate their development – regardless of their current skill level.  The program will have 8 sessions in each of the Fall & Winter seasons.

Skater Skills Program

The Knights are pleased to have partnered with Impact Hockey to deliver our newly improved 1.5hr Skater Skills Program – consistent with the delivery of their regular commercial program.  The program will have 1hr of skills development with three focus areas: Power Skating, Shooting & Puck Control PLUS 30 minutes of half-ice of 3-on-3 scrimmage.  There will be two skills sessions each weekend at Mitchell Field arena: U7 (2015) to U9 (2013) players from 2:00pm – 3:30pm and U9 (2013) to U13 (2009) from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.  The Knights are pleased to offer this program at a subsidized cost of $225 for the 8-session program – half price when compared to similarly offered commercial programs.


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 skills will be covered in the U9 to U13 sessions


Registration for the Skater Skills Program will be offered on a first come first serve basis.


FALL SESSION – October 30thto December 18th

Skater Skills – U7 (2015) to U9 (2013): 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Skater Skills – U9 (2013) to U13 (2009): 3:30pm – 5:00pm