North York Knights 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 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 – both will have 8 sessions in each of the Fall & Winter seasons.
Skater Skills Program
The Knights are pleased to have partnered with Hockey Extreme Hockey School 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. There will be two skills sessions each weekend at Oriole arena: Minor Novice & Novice from 11am-12pm and Atom & Peewee from 12pm-1pm. The Knights are pleased to offer this program at a subsidized cost of $175 for the 8 session program – half price when compared to similarly offered commercial programs.
Skater Skills Program – Core Elements
|Power Skating||Shooting||Puck Control|
* More advanced skills will be covered in the Atom & Peewee sessions
Goalie Skills Program
The Knights are pleased to partner with eGoalie for a second year 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. 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 & Questions
Registration for the Skater Skills Program will be offered on a first come first serve basis to a maximum of 30 skaters per session.
The Knights reserve the right to realign the player skill cut-off between the two sessions for the Skater Skills Program based on actual registrations. Registration for the 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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about these programs.