Hockey is a skills dependent sport. The best way to acquire skills like good skating technique, strong puck skills, and passing is through repetition and training. With the season now underway we wanted to provide a list of skills providers that LBYH endorses in the event that players and families are interested in additional training. The following skills/training sessions and their providers are separate from LBYH and questions should be directed to those providers.
Here is a list of local hockey skills providers that LBYH endorses. We will continue to post additional skills and camps/clinics offerings as the season progresses.
Driscoll Skating & Skills
Offering a Skills program at Simoni Rink in Cambridge. Sunday evenings 6:30 - 7:50 (Stickhandling Program) and 8:00 - 9:20 (Power Skating Program). Ten consecutive Sundays beginning Sunday, September 16 and ending Sunday, November 18. The focus of both programs will be to lay a solid Skills foundation for all players at the beginning of the season that will advance their Skill development and translate to more success on the ice.
Enroll for Stickhandling www.driscollhockey.com/k-event/stickhandling/
Enroll for Power Skating www.driscollhockey.com/k-event/power-skating/
Sign up for both programs with an additional $100 discount www.driscollhockey.com/k-event/skating-skills/
Stickhandling 6:30 - 7:50. Cost: $425 with Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey Discount, otherwise $550
Program will focus on the proper technique and appropriate game usage of the most effective stickhandling patterns. Teaching will concentrate on puck protection and puck movement, synchronizing fine motor skills and incorporating full body awareness: visual, mental, upper body and lower body elements. Top and bottom hand functionality. Through repetition and correction players will improve their stickhandling. Goal of the program is to effectuate practice to game transfer of the curriculum, i.e., implement better stickhandling in game situations.
Power Skating 8:00 - 9:20 Cost: $525 with Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey Discount, otherwise $650
Ten week curriculum that will cover the most important elements of Power Skating. Curriculum will focus on Inside Edges; Outside Edges; Single Leg Edge Work; Long Stride; Crossovers; Open Hip; Tight Turns; Punch Step; Backwards Skating; and Defensive Skating Tactics.
Note: The price discount reflects the reality that most players will not be able to attend all sessions because of life and scheduling conflicts. Enrollment will be limited to thirty players on the ice
Greg Carter European Hockey School Sunday Night Skills and Holiday Clinics
The Most On-Ice Instruction. The Best Results.
Using the CARTER Method, skaters build on each days' skills and are challenged to reach their full potential as the hockey camp progresses. We don't teach systems or plays at our hockey schools – we leave that to your team coaches. We teach fundamentals of skating, stick handling, and shooting, and we teach in a way that builds confidence and leads to continuous improvement. Simply put, at our hockey camps and hockey clinics we offer you the most on-ice instruction with the best results.
CONTROL AGILITY REFLEX TECHNIQUE EDGE
Our hockey camps educate all students on the importance of body control. We have designed a sequence of drills to help them understand and enhance body movements to improve their overall balance and body posture.
Individual Skill Development. All of Greg Carter's European Hockey School Training Camps work on total skill development through the use of European training equipment, including spring boards, parallel bars, and carousels.