Skills Programs

Players must be registered on a current season House League team in order to register for any Skills Programs

Power Skating

with Greer Harris

Led by professional skating instructor Greer Harris, this biweekly 12-week program will help players develop the edgework required to improve their efficiency, power, speed, and agility. Players completing these high-tempo workout sessions should see their endurance improve along with their skating.

When are the sessions?

Minor Novice and Novice:
Every other Wednesday, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Leaside Memorial Garden

Novice* and Atom:
Every other Wednesday, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Leaside Memorial Garden

Peewee, Bantam, and Midget:
Every other Wednesday, 8:10–9:00 p.m., Forest Hill Arena

* Novice participants can register in either the 4:30 or the 5:30 session.

When does it start?

Power Skating begins Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The last session of 2019 is December 18. Power Skating resumes on Wednesday January 15th 2020, and ends on March 20. Total number of sessions = 12.

What is the cost?

The cost of Power Skating is $349 for 12 weeks. You can also register for both Power Skating and High Performance for a discounted rate of $599.

High-Performance Skills

with Jessica Hartwick

Led by Markham Thunder’s Jessica Hartwick and her team of professional instructors, this intensive, biweekly program is designed to improve core areas of every player’s game. Individual sessions will be devoted to each of the following high-performance skills:

  1. Shooting
  2. Passing
  3. Puck control
  4. Defensive positioning and physical play

As they cycle through these sessions, players will see these skills combine to help them improve their overall game.

When are the sessions?

Minor Novice, Novice, and Atom:
Every other Wednesday, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Leaside Memorial Garden

Peewee, Bantam, and Midget:
Every other Wednesday, 8:10–9:00 p.m., Forest Hill Arena

When does it start?

High-Performance Skills begins on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The last session of 2019 is December 11. HPS resumes on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 and ends on March 27. Total number of sessions = 12.

Skills for Serious Goalies

This biweekly clinic for goaltenders in House League and Competitive is led by a professional instructor and their team. Aspiring goalies of all ages will learn the skills they need to take their game to the next level.

When are the sessions?

TBD

When does it start?

TBD

What is the cost?

The cost will be posted in late March.

Top-Shelf Shooting Clinic

with Greer Harris

Learn the basics of every shot at this 5-week clinic running from November to December. Led by Greer Harris, participants will learn how to take a wrist shot, a slap shot, a snapshot, how to shoot for accuracy, and how to shoot on the fly.

When are the sessions?

TBD

What is the cost?

TBD

House League Boot Camp

with Jess Hartwick

Our fall House League Boot Camp is a fast-paced, high-tempo skills development program running weekly. Led by Jessica Hartwick and her team of professional instructors, Boot Camp is intended for intermediate and advanced players and is designed especially for those players who intend to try out for DS. Boot Camp sessions will focus on all aspects of core technical skills: skating, puck control, passing/receiving, shooting, and checking.

What are the date, times and locations?

NOVICE
There is no boot camp for Novice this year. Any open spots in Atom will be offered to Novice once registration closes.

ATOM
Wednesday October 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2019 – 6:30 pm at Leaside Arena

PEEWEE
Saturday September 28, October 5, 19 and 26, 2019 – 5:45 pm at Canlan Vic Park

BANTAM
Saturday September 28, October 5, 19 and 26, 2019 – 6:45 pm at Canlan Vic Park

MIDGET
There is no Midget Boot Camp being offered this season.

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What is the cost?

$140 | Registration opens Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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