Vision Hockey offers the following programs at various times throughout the year. Watch our home page for announcements about dates and registration.
"GAME CHANGER" HOCKEY SKILLS
This program provides station-based individual skills, positional instruction and game strategy. Each session includes skating fundamentals, powerskating, edges. Hockey drills, stick-handling and shooting instruction. Small area game and battle drills. Players learn the game while having fun. Players and Goalies grouped by skill level.
Skating Skills: Fundamentals-Powerskating-Edges
Skating is so important in hockey! Skating coaches teach players to get the most out of their edges, increase stamina, proper stride, edge work, power stride, explosive starts, proper mohawks, power turns, agility, transitions, balance, proper stopping in all directions. Fundamentals for less experienced skaters includes backwards, stopping, cross-overs, and corrects bad bad skating habits. Skaters grouped by skill level.
SMALL AREA GAMES (3x3) & SKILLS
Small Area Games are also called Cross Ice and "3 on 3", or 3x3. Games have 6-9 skaters per team, so 3 play while the others rest. Players get many puck touches, battles, and shots, and goalies receive many shots. Rules change for each game to have fun and develop different skills. Co-ed, no checking. Teams/games are by skill level: Termite, Mite/8U, Squirt/10U, PW/12U, Bantam/14U/15U/19U, HS/College/Jrs.
ADVANCED SKILLS FOR HS - College/Jrs
This co-ed skills program is for high school, college, and juniors level and Bantams moving up to Varsity/JV. Skaters advance their skills in power skating, creative stick handling, shooting, and strategy. Hockey and skating skills are combined with no-checking cross-ice and full-ice scrimmages. Schedule will indicate sessions with goalie instruction. Small Group instruction available for intense skills for HS/College/Jrs playing at the next level.
This co-ed program is to help players gear up for tryouts and the next hockey season. Players are grouped by level and are instructed on proper skating techniques, stick handling and shooting, and strategies for real-game scenarios. Players are inspired to pay attention to the small details of the game.
DEAN STORK WEEKEND SKILLS CAMP
Our weekend camps typically include five hours of on-ice instruction over Friday and Saturday. Skills instruction includes skating development, stick-handling, positions, game systems, goalies, and real-time feedback. Dean Stork has been a professional hockey coach (ECHL, AHL, NCAA D1) since 2006 and is head coach at the University of Jamestown. Goalie Coach Ryan Faragher.
Checking is an important part of boy’s hockey, but safety comes first. In this clinic, skaters learn proper body contact techniques to avoid injuries. Session for players new to checking and advanced players. Proper execution to avoid injury. Body positioning, angling, proper contact to disable the opponent and avoid injury. Supervised practice.