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Adult Learn To Play

Adult Learn to Play Hockey - Level 1

Directed by Ian Doner

Hockey is more than just a game. It’s a lifestyle. Our beginner Adult Learn to Play hockey program is for hockey players 18 years or older with little to no experience. Our goal is to expand the hockey community and prepare players for the next step in their hockey career, to join the Kraken Hockey League! Each week our professional hockey instructors will teach the most important skills and drills that are necessary to play the game. Every session will start with power skating and edgework to develop and improve skating ability, including forward stride, tight turns, stopping, crossovers, and backwards skating. Stickhandling and shooting exercises will be used to improve puck control and scoring ability. In addition, participants will perform USA Hockey approved drills that are proven to enhance Hockey IQ and on-ice awareness. Competitive and fun small area games/scrimmages will be supplemented to end the program. In just 6 short weeks you will be ready to play in the big leagues! 

Each player must have all hockey gear as required by USA Hockey. Kent Valley Ice Centre offers an equipment gear package for players in our Adult Learn-to-Play-Hockey Program at special discounts.  Your gear package includes: Helmet, Skates, Pants, Shin Pads, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Jock, and stick.  Jerseys & socks will be provided at no cost to every participant.

2022 Summer Schedule:
Dates: Saturdays
 - 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30
Time: 1:00-2:00pm 

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Adult Stickhandling and Shooting Skills Camp

Directed by Ryan Doner

For adults of all experience levels
Have you ever wondered how professional hockey players get so much power on their shots? Or how they manage to keep the puck on their stick even when they are surrounded by multiple players on the other team? These are skills you can learn too! In this 6-week skills camp, we will cover all the proper mechanics and technique to improve your puck control, along with your shot power, quickness, and accuracy.

Stickhandling topics covered include:
- Stationary Stickhandling Drills
- Skating w/ puck (forward, backwards, lateral)
- Single Dekes
- Cutbacks
- Puck Protection
- Deception

Shooting Topics covered include:
- Stationary Snap Shots
- Shooting in Stride
- Catch and Release Shooting
- Read and React Shooting
- Backhand Shooting
- One-timers
- Tipping/Deflections

2022 Summer Schedule:
Dates: Saturdays - 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30 (subject to change)
Time: 1:00-2:00pm

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