Academy of Hockey

NOVEMBER INNOVATIVE SESSIONS

ACADEMY OF HOCKEY NOVEMBER INNOVATIVE SESSIONS

The Academy of Hockey is thrilled to announce a string of innovative, one-day development sessions in November that are centered around specific areas of the game. Each session focuses on individual tactics and you will see that the wide range of ages in each session will have no effect on your player’s result from this session. Coaches will also be grouping all players by skill-level/birth year.

Programs Offered:

            • Keep and Create Puck Handling Tactics (Stick Handling)

            • Shoot to Score

            • Shooting From the Blue Line

            • Own the Dot (Face-offs)

            • Breakaways  (GOALIES ONLY)

            • Goalie Mobility (GOALIES ONLY)

All sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and are open to all travel-level players. These sessions are 50-minutes in length and most are aligned to provide players the ability to participate in multiple sessions if they desire.

We are really looking forward to providing players some developmental support during their team’s season and are excited to see many familiar faces, as well as some new ones during these sessions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Academy staff at any time: academy@harborcenter.com

Keep and Create Puck Handling Tactics (Stick Handling) 2007-2010

Led by Academy Director Matt Ellis and Development Coach Tim Kennedy, the session is designed for maximal amount of puck touches in different areas of the ice while exploring the individual players’ creativity with the puck on their stick. Elements include, eyes up, speed, deception, quickness, strength endurance, blade utilization, creativity and fun. Top players in the game want to have the puck and this session will help the player with the know-how and confidence to be dangerous with the puck.

Date: Monday, November 11

Time: 10:00-10:50am

Birth Years: 2007-2010

Cost: $25

20 players

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Shoot to Score 2004-2007

Led by Development Coach Dan Collins, this session will explore deceptive shooting techniques used by the best players in the game today. These techniques will include expanding the release zone, deception, finding the scoring area and seeing the net. Each player will shoot a lot of pucks, so our staff will be focused on each player’s execution as it will be uncommon to what they are used to and will ensure to instantly correct. Players love to score and we love to teach players to shoot to score.

Date: Monday, November 11

Time: 11:00-11:50am

Birth Years: 2004-2007

Cost: $25

20 players

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Shooting From the Blue Line 2003-2007

Led by defensive development coach Nick Tuzzolino, this session is built for defensemen looking to add more offensive layers to their game. This session will be spent entirely on creating offense from the blueline. Defensemen will focus on foot work to create release zone and shooting lanes, utilization of hip turns to create efficiency and power, as well as, the different shot selection options for each situation.

Date: Monday, November 11

Time: 12:00-12:50pm

Cost: $25

Birth Years: 2003-2007

20 players

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Breakaways (GOALIES ONLY) 2002-2010

Led by Academy Director of Goaltending John Daigneau, this session is solely focused on playing “The breakaway”.  Learn and refine your breakaway stopping skills with an hour of work covering all types of breakaway scenarios and techniques.

Date: Monday, November 11

Time: 1:00-1:50pm

Birth Years: 2002-2010

Cost: $25

12 goalies

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Goalie Mobility (GOALIES ONLY) 2002-2010

Led by Academy Director of Goaltending John Daigneau, this session will further build the foundation of your game by focusing on fundamental to elite footwork which can be utilized in multiple game scenarios. The repetitions and instant correction received during the session is paramount, and will help to ensure proper efficiency and control. 

Date: Monday, November 11

Time: 2:00-2:50pm

Birth Years: 2002-2010

Cost: $25

16 goalies

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Own the Dot (FACE-OFFS) 2006-2007

Led by Academy Director Matt Ellis, this innovative session will teach you all you need to know about owning the dot. Hockey is more fun when you have the puck and the first chance to get the puck is by winning a faceoff. Possession is a key to success in the game today. Our staff will focus on strong and weak side face-off concepts, defensive tactics and overall dot positioning and presence. You will receive personal instruction during each repetition. If you’re ready to win draws, we’re ready to drop pucks!

Date: Monday, November 25

Time: 4:00-4:50pm

Birth Years: 2006-2007

Cost: $25

10 players

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Own the Dot (FACE-OFFS) 2008-2010

Led by Academy Director Matt Ellis, this innovative session will teach you all you need to know about owning the dot. Hockey is more fun when you have the puck and the first chance to get the puck is by winning a faceoff. Possession is a key to success in the game today. Our staff will focus on strong and weak side face-off concepts, defensive tactics and overall dot positioning and presence. You will receive personal instruction during each repetition. If you’re ready to win draws, we’re ready to drop pucks!

Date: Monday, November 25

Time: 4:00-4:50pm

Birth Years: 2008-2010

Cost: $25

10 players

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Shooting From the Blue Line 2005-2008

Led by Defensive Development Coach Nick Tuzzolino, this session is built for defensemen looking to add more offensive layers to their game. This session will be spent entirely on creating offense from the blueline. Defensemen will focus on foot work to create release zone and shooting lanes, utilization of hip turns to create efficiency and power, as well as, the different shot selection options for each situation.

Date: Wednesday, November 27

Time: 4:00-4:50pm

Birth Years: 2005-2008

Cost: $25

20 players

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