Leeds Skills Academy

INTRODUCTION

Okanagan Hockey Skills Academy specialises in individual performance training and technical skill development.

Supplemental to the existing programs run by local hockey clubs.

Year long curriculum focused on:

  • Review of basic fundamentals
  • Introduce new technical skills
  • Focus on individual tactical skills
  • Game situation and awareness skills

Introduction or review of new technical skills

  • Athlete will practice at a pace where they can learn, be creative and improvise.
  • Practice with purpose and speed with a direct correlation to competition scenarios

 

 

 

MANDATE

The mandate of the Okanagan Hockey Skills Academy:

  • To focus on the individual technical and tactical skills of each player through a comprehensive progressive process.
  • To complement existing hockey organizations by creating a learning environment to foster passion, improvement and overall understanding of the game.
  • Implement technical and tactical skills into a controlled game situation environment.

 

ON-ICE PROGRAMME

SKATING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

 

SKATING DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Posture
  • Stride Development
  • Power Generation
  • Recovery
  • Starts
  • Arm Movement
  • Lateral Speed Generation
  • Cross Overs
  • Edge Control

 

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Puck Handling
  • Passing
  • Pass Reception
  • Hand Quickness
  • Shooting Fundamentals and Technique
  • Power Generation
  • Release Techniques
  • Deception
  • Shot Choices
  • Shooting in Stride
  • Screens/Deflections

 

 

TACTICAL DEVELOPMENT

 

  • 1 vs. 1
  • 2 vs. 1
  • Puck Support
  • Puck Protection
  • Net Attacks
  • Net Front
  • Escapes
  • Angling
  • Stick Positioning
  • Body Positioning
  • Contact/Physical Engagement
  • Compete Level/Work Ethic
  • Defensive Concepts
  • Shot Blocking

 

 

TEAM CONCEPT & SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

 

TEAM CONCEPT

 

  • Offensive Zone
  • Defensive Zone
  • Special Teams
  • Fore-checks
  • Puck Pressure
  • Breakouts
  • Regroups

 

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

  • Offensive Zone Entries
  • Transitional Plan
  • Puck Support
  • Offensive Zone Rotation
  • Down Low Puck Possession
  • Tracking

 

EVALUATION TOOLS

 

Evaluating and providing continuous feedback is fundamental to the program and the player’s progression.

Evaluation tools include:

  • Video analysis of individual skills
  • On-ice training aids
  • Individual skill development goal setting
  • Standardized on-ice testing
  • Quarterly and year end progress reports will be provided to each player
  • Ongoing career planning support and guidance.

 

OPERATIONS LOGISTICS

  • The facility will be Planet Ice Leeds.

Schedule

  • On-Ice practices are from 20:15 – 21:15 Monday and 7:00 – 8:00 Wednesday and Friday.
  • There will be 25 weeks on ice with a total of 75 sessions, starting on the 1st November 2021 and ending the w/c 23rd May 2022.

Apparel

  • Jersey and Socks will be provided

 

PROGRAMME DETAILS & FEES

Programme Fees Cover

  • On ice sessions
  • Coaching costs
  • Jersey and Socks

Registration:

  • Players must be registered with their home club through the EIHA

 

Please send your application as well as any questions to office@hockeyschools.co.uk

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