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In Season Programs | Supplemental Training

2022-2023 Skills Lab

$35 per session.  Register for 3 or more in a single registration and save.

All clinics held at the North Buffalo Rink - 156 Tacoma Ave

9:00-10:00am 10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm
Oct 10, 2022 Shoot 2 Score (2004-2013) Advanced Puck Control (2004-2013)
Nov 11, 2022 Skill Factory 1 (2010-2013) Shoot 2 Score (2004-2013) Skill Factory 2 (2004-2009)
Nov 23, 2022 Skill Factory 1 (2010-2013) Shoot 2 Score (2004-2013) Skill Factory 2 (2004-2009)
Dec 26, 2022 Advanced Puck Control (2004-2013) Shoot 2 Score (2004-2013)
Jan 2, 2023 Defense First | Offensive Skills (2004-2013) Advanced Puck Control (2004-2013)
Jan 16, 2023 Advanced Puck Control (2004-2013) Shoot 2 Score (2004-2013)
Feb 20, 2023 Shoot 2 Score (2004-2013) Advanced Puck Control (2004-2013)
Feb 21, 2023 Skill Factory 1 (2010-2013) Skate 4 Performance (2004-2013) Skill Factory 2 (2004-2009)
Feb 22, 2023 Skill Factory 1 (2010-2013) Shoot 2 Score (2004-2013) Skill Factory 2 (2004-2009)
Feb 23, 2023 Defense First | Offensive Skills(2004-2013) Advanced Puck Control (2004-2013)

Skill Factory

This camp is for players who strive to be challenged each day by complex drills, fellow elite players and the high expectations of our experienced coaching staff. Drills are designed for athletes who have already mastered the fundamentals. We utilize advanced training techniques, including on-ice over speed resistance training, and off-ice accelerated conditioning geared toward building speed, strength and endurance, to push players to their full potential.   

Skating and Edges: Including proper body position, correct use of inside and outside edges, balance and agility so players can get the most power out of each stride. 

Puck Handling, Passing and Shooting: Stick handling and passing technique, including proper hand placement, head position and location of puck on the stick.

Game Situation Confrontational Drills: We teach the game of hockey. Our “Game Situation” drills will focus on the offensive and defensive aspects of real game play. These drills will help each player understand the game and teach reaction with confidence.

Skate for Performance

 The focus of this camp will be power skating with and without pucks. The areas to be covered will be forward/backwards skating, balance, advanced edge control, crossovers, power turns and take-offs, explosive acceleration, agility maneuvers, speed training, resistance drills, and lateral mobility. 

Skating and Edges: Including proper body position, correct use of inside and outside edges, balance and agility so players can get the most power out of each stride.

Crossovers:  We also cover crossover technique, demonstrating the most efficient use of edges to generate maximum speed and power. 

Power Turns: Proper body position and edge control while executing power turns so players can quickly and efficiently change direction.

Transition:  Instruction on transitions so players can smoothly move from skating forwards to backwards or backwards to forwards without losing speed.

Shoot to Score

The Shoot to Score camp will focus on the specific techniques required by forwards and defensemen in order to be effective at these positions. We systematically break down the fundamentals of shooting and progress to high-speed stickhandling, dekeing and shooting. Players participate in confrontational drills against players in their age group, making the drills more game-like and reactionary. Throughout the camp, players are closely monitored by our experienced instructors who give direction on improving play in each situation.

Shooting Technique: Including proper foot position, correct hand placement and stick flex.  Players will learn all varieties of shots applicable to their age and development.

On-the-move:  Including shooting in stride, off a pass, off a crossover, and in 1v1 situations. 

Quick Release: Proper body position and edge control while executing quick, catch and release shots.  

Around the Net:  Instruction on body position and hand placement as players learn to tip, screen and collect rebounds around the net.  If you want to score you have to get to the blue paint.  

Defense First

At Defense First you will learn critical position-specific skills and tactics, including defensive and offensive skills to gain the extra edge in game situations.  The modern defenseman is a hybrid who can play both ends of the rink with and without the puck.  Players participate in confrontational drills against players in their age group, making the drills more game-like and reactionary. We'll cover things such as defensive tactics, Layering, reversing puck, angling, gap control, net play and puck protection.

Offensive Skills

At Offensive Skills and Tactics you will learn critical position-specific skills and tactics, focusing on offensive skills to gain the extra edge in game situations.  The modern skater plays a 200-foot game, is dynamic with the puck and has a nose for the net.  Players participate in confrontational drills against players in their age group, making the drills more game-like and reactionary. We'll cover things such as offensive tactics, angling, net play, puck protection, cycling, and zone entries.

Advanced Puck Control

This clinic will focus on aspects of puck handling, puck protection, passing and receiving.  Our focus is to give players more puck confidence which will allow them to focus more on what is going on around them.

Puck Handling: puck agility with a focus on quick smooth hands as well as the concept of under-handling.

Puck Placement: placing the puck in the right position to evade defenders and generate power from the stride and in evasive maneuvers. 

Puck Protection: using placement and edge agility to keep pucks away from defenders.  We spend time working on the concept of using "the hip pocket" to attack defenders with confidence.

Passing and Receiving: Fundamental passing techniques leading to passing and receiving passes at high rates of speed.

 


Small Group Private Training

Wheelhouse Hockey is offering Small Group Private Training for Fall of 2022.  Training will be customized to the needs of the group and focus on leveraging strengths while improving upon weaknesses.  We will develop a foundation of good posture, glide, edge control and puck control as we progress through complex movements and develop skills that translate to game play.    

Sessions are available Monday through Thursday beginning September 12 and ending October 28 as ice is available. 

If you are interested in putting a group together, please contact Jamie Printz at jprintz@wheelhousehockey.com to schedule your session or to learn more about our program. 

How it Works

Wheelhouse Hockey will provide one of it’s Professional Skills Instructors to develop a curriculum and administer the training.  We will require a minimum of 3 players and limit capacity to 8 players in order to maximize development.

Where and When

Small Group Private Training Sessions will be held on the Nichols School Small Rink or the North Buffalo Rink between 4:00-6:00pm as ice is available.   Other times are can be scheduled based on availability of ice and instructors.