Hockey Skills Academy Program Descriptions (Oakville Rangers Hockey Club)

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ORHC Hockey Skills Academy
Program Descriptions

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Introduction to Hockey Fundamentals:

This is a beginner level hockey program

The Introduction to Hockey Fundamentals program is designed to build a foundation of hockey skills and basic understanding of hockey tactics for players between the ages of 5–10 in a fun and progressive environment.

Sessions are run on full ice and generally broken down into stations and drills with players receiving a 6:1 player to instructor ratio.

This is not a Learn to Skate program, participants should be reasonable skaters in order to best benefit and enjoy this program.

Skills Practiced

  • Skating, including stops and starts, backwards skating and crossovers

  • Shooting, including hand/arm positioning, wrist shot

  • Puck Handling, including receiving the pass, puck control, cradling the puck

Birth Years: 2013-2008


  • Enhancement of Skating
  • Stickhandling
  • Overall Functional Athleticism
On-Ice: Station-to-station format

  • $275
  • $34.00 per session x 8 sessions
  • 1 one hour session per week for 8 weeks


Next Level

The Next Level skills development program pushes the existing player’s skills to the next level by individually assessing each player and focusing on their individual development needs.

The ORHC Development team will use a progressive teaching methodology covering skating, stick-handling, shooting, and puck protection related drills which will simulate real game situations.

On-ice sessions are designed with an emphasis on the following skill development:

  • Stick handling, puck control, puck protection

  • Ice vision, passing, moving and attacking with the puck

  • Various shooting techniques

  • Skating techniques, acceleration, explosiveness, agility, edge control, pivoting, cross-overs, balance, power skating

Birth Years: 2013-2005


  • Strong skating skills
  • Stickhandling and Passing
  • Puck Skills
On-Ice: Station-to-station format

  • $275
  • $34.00 per session x 8 sessions
  • 1 one hour session per week for 8 weeks


Advanced Hockey Skills

The Advanced Hockey Skills program is designed to enhance the overall playing ability of the intermediate to advance player who is looking for extra skill development. All drills will be focused on training and improving each player’s individual ability and will incorporate the below skill development:

  • Power skating: Proper skating technique – balance, edges, turns, crossovers forward and back, straight, speed and agility will be the focus in order to correct mistakes and eliminate bad habits. The goal is also to create good muscle memories to improve and maximize a hockey player’s potential.

  • Stick handling: The focus will be on handling the puck in various situations from small areas to open areas and at different speeds. Various techniques for making hockey moves at different speeds will be covered, as well as protecting the puck in a range of high-pressure and low-pressure situations.

  • Shooting: Players will learn about different types of shooting (reshoot, snapshot, slapshot, backhand shot) and will practice how to manage these shots at varying degrees of speed. Learn how to fake a shot, take a shot in small areas and become adept at shooting no matter the position or constraints.

  • Passing and receiving the puck: Refine puck skills such as passing with moving feet, receiving the puck while skating, passing in a small area, quick passing, and more.

Birth Years: 2010-2005


  • Explosive speed
  • Stickhandling and Passing
  • Puck Skills
  • Agility
  • Station-to-station format
  • Repetition
  • $275
  • $34.00 per session x 8 sessions
  • 1 one hour session per week for 8 weeks


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Printed from on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:45 PM