Jul 29-Aug 02, 2019 (Richmond Ice Centre)

Defense Technical and Tactical / Advanced Game Play
  • FOR ALL "READY FOR REP" Atom (2 years experience) or PeeWee, Bantam, Midget DEFENSEMEN (3 Years experience) in a Recognised Hockey Association Program.
  • FOR DEFENSEMEN who are currently playing for a REP TEAM or who may be trying out for a REP TEAM in 2019-20 

The complexity and speed of these Advanced Defense Sessions are dependent on the age of the players and take into account that they are highly motivated and ready for the challenges presented by this Advanced Defense Program. Each session is carefully designed and created for each specific age group and is designed to dramatically improve each individual defenseman’s GAME PLAY SKILLS.

The first session of each Atom and Peewee Program is dedicated to Power Skating, Puck and Shooting Technical Skills.

The Bantam/Midget Defense Sessions are broken up differently so as to provide more emphasis on Defenseman Tactical Training than Technical Development. 

By isolating specific skills we can break down these fundamentals and advance them into the INDIVIDUAL DEFENSMAN TACTICS SESSIONS neccessary in GAME PLAY SITUATIONS (2ND SESSION).

 

 

EACH DEFENSEMAN WILL BE TOTALLY READY FOR THEIR TRYOUTS AND THE NEW SEASON

TECHNICAL SKILLS 

The Fundamental Skills that are required to play the Game

1. POWER SKATING

  • Agility, Balance, Co-Ordination, Edge Control
  • Backward/Forward, Turning, Crossovers, Pivoting
  • Maximum Speed, Quick Feet, Transition

2) PUCK HANDLING/PASSING

  • Balance, Stance, Agility on Feet, Protection
  • Stickhandling, Spinning, Feinting, Strength
  • Weight shift to Propel Puck, Edge Transition, D to D
  • Receiving Pass, Body/Stick Positioning, Power

3) SHOOTING

  • Balance, Weight Shift, Power via Legs, Walk the Line
  • Driving off Front Foot, Accuracy
  • Slap Shot, Forehand/Backhand, Snap, Wrist
  • Shooting to Score, for Deflections, Setting up

INDIVIDUAL TACTICS SESSION

Players use a Combination of Tactical Skills in order to create and or take away the Advantage of an opponent during a Game

POSITIONING

  • One on One, Two on Two, Three on Three
  • Re-Directing the Rush, Pinching, Angling
  • Gap Control, Closing the Gap, Stepping up
  • Net Presence, Blue Line, Neutral Zone

PLAYING DEFENSIVELY

  • Pressure or Contain, Active Stick to distract and take away options.
  • Angling, Pinning, Body Contact, Finishing Checks
  • Forcing, Back Side Support, Sagging (covering forward farthest from the puck) Attack the Corners, Defend the Net, Defend Cycling
  • Shot Blocking in Shooting Lane,, Protecting the Goalie

PLAYING OFFENSIVELY

  • Move up Ice Quickly, Maintaining Gap with Forwards
  • Rush, Pinch or Offensive Support as Needed
  • Neutral Zone step-up, Offesnsive Responsibility and Direct Traffic at both ends
  • Winning Pinch Battles, Manage the Rush, Directing Traffic (Offensive and Defensive zone)
  • Control and Hold the Line, Choosing the Right Shot

COMPETING TO WIN - SMALL GAME PLAY

Every Power Skating, Shooting and Game Play Tactic  is needed in Small Game Play and is used in Game Situations.

  • Skating Agility, Speed, Quickness, Crossovers, Edges, Power
  • Passing, Shooting, Stickhandling, Cycling, Shot Blocking
  • Transitioning, Angling, Breakouts, Backchecks/Forechecks
  • Cornerwork, Net Front Presence, Pressuring
  • Puck Support, Conditionig,
  • Competitivenes/Drive/Fun

Dynamic Pre-Session Warm-up

This pre-game warm-up session will dramatically reduce on-ice injuries and provide the players with the ideal practice or game preparation and performance. Visit the PRE-SESSION WARM-UP section of our website for complete details


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Convenient Payment Plan

  • Pay 50% Now, 50% July 5, 2019

Multi-Session Discount

  • Enjoy a discount of $25.00 off each additional session when registering the same child for more than one session
Defense Technical and Tactical / Advanced Game Play

Total Defense

The team that wins the battles often wins the game. Coaches and scouts always look at how a player competes, his/her intelligence and leadership on and off the ice.

Head Coach Glenn, an outstanding Defenseman at  John Abbott College, St Lawrence University and Belleville Junior A Bulls and Power Skating Instructor Jasper Tang and Skills Developer Alex Petan ( U.S. University Former Hobey Baker Award Finalist) will team up to take all the defensemen through all aspects of the position with individual direction, guidance and encouragement.