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6.26 Hingham, MA Hockey Skating and Complete Skills Day Camp
June 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm MDT$525
Hockey Skating and Complete Skills, Taught by former Toronto Maple Leafs Skating and Skills Coach, Graeme Townshend.
Hockey Skating: Skating instruction is the foundation of all Townshend Hockey programs.
The amount of skating instruction will be dependent on the camp location and the level of the skaters who are attending each of the camps, but overall, our focus will be on teaching the proper hockey skating (not Power Skating) technique.
Rather than small incremental steps, my skating program is designed to exponentially improve the performance of the athlete. I have broken down every element involved in the skill of skating into each of the individual components.
This approach allows us to accurately identify a player’s weaknesses, then we can attack those weaknesses and eventually eliminate them through constant repetition, reinforcement and attention to the smallest details.
Checking: One of the reasons I have included checking instruction into my curriculum is because over the years, every program I have witnessed has simply sent kids out to hurt each other without teaching them how to properly execute the most dangerous tactic in the game.
We teach the proper way to check and we teach the true definition of checking (its not what most players think it is). Every aspect of checking is broken down into teaching modules that accelerate the learning and confidence of all of our students.
These important checking skills have to be broken down properly to ensure the effectiveness and safety of our young athletes.
Ages 8 and up – students will be grouped by age and ability.