POWER SKATING & ICE HOCKEY SCHOOL
outlines: scroll below for all programs
"These adult classes is the
same teaching I've done with A-AAA youth for over 15 years"
Brian (head instructor)
Understanding Development Levels:
1 - 6
BladeBlaze programs are for levels 2 - 4
Definition of levels:
1. Beginner: can't stop, new to gear,
never played in any kind of game
*2. Intermediate: playing rec games, stopping not equal,
variety of horrible skating issues
*3. Advance: playing in competitive games as a weak
player, played organized as a kid
played A-AA, trying to get game back,
playing "C+" division leagues
5. Elite: played top AAA - Jr, University..
6. Pro: played professionally
| Stick Skills n Dangles
& Puck Play
Circle Body Range:
360 maximizing reach, body fig 8, 2hand back stretch...
Blade & Dangle Skills:
reach back trap, sweeps, saucers, tips, toe drags...
Tech SK8 Puck Techniques:
spin outs, cradles, wraps, V 180 & lateral shooting...
side pops n one-timers, 45 degree self pass, right angle bank cuts...
quick 1, 2 touch rebounds, back hand, top shelf, one timers...
Unique Player Specialty Moves:
Bure, Lemieux, Savard, Weight, Hertl, Afinogenov...
Program Focus & Details:
Multi-level program, good for weak skaters & challenging for all
Primary focus is on stick skills with basic skating to match and advance
puck techniques for better skaters. Program content taught is very different
from Sunday's "Tech PWR SK8, Skills & Game Play" program. Monday's approach
will be less hardcore without the intense "suicide" skating methods.
Overall: challenging complex coordinated techniques with fun & games.
GRINDING ~ NET CRASHING ~ PHYSICAL
competitive aggressive physical play
body development, tolerence, tech methonds...
Board Forecheck Grind Battles:
1-2 touch tight bank plays moving along boards.
Scrum body & stick techniques; body positioning, leading with shoulder,
proteching puck, stick digging, opposition body spin & push offs, mulitiple
smart stick check methods...
Methods to approach net; rotation of body, straight line angles to screen,
body & stick positioning (left or right shooter) to maximize crash rebound
& tip chances.
Crease Phyical Play:
Proteching & Crashing puck development.. to knock or be knocked down
Mosh Pit Crease. using body & stick tech methods every man for themselves
. respect each other, it can hurt, not personal, part of the game..
. play the game right, use methods with respect, dirty play is not ok
BLADEBLAZE BODY CONTACT DEVELOPMENT
for competitive youth, some aspects can relate to adult rec leagues:
Body Contact #1
Content, Issues, Tech Development:
Head Up, Riding Out FWD & BCK,
Open Ice, Standing Up Man, Taking
Hits, Elbows In,
Knees Bent & Extending into Hits,
Leading With Shoulder,
Contact Points, Fist Push Off Hits,
Angles, Confidence, etc...
Below (#2 & #3) is a 4 week progression
Physical Play & Contact program
that contiunes from above.
Body Contact #2
Reapplying previous "Body Contact
#1" with more intensity & speed
Tech approach In game action mode
Fist Push Off Hits & Hip Checks
Parallel full speed chase down lateral
Grinding, One on One with Pucks, Control
Game Play with hitting...
Body Contact #3
Control Scrimmage Hitting, Net Crashing,
Grinding & Corner Hits...
"Body Contact 3" would apply a variety
of game play scenario, putting hitting into full skate action. Last week's
one on one offensive break in contact drill is an example with many other
game physical play scenarios.
Intense approach & structure.
Proper skating & stick mechanics. Culture & Spirit for the game.
Competitive & Fun development.
All without the pressure of making mistakes & winning... only pressure
to try your best knowing we expect you not to be perfect, and make mistakes.
Power Skating Lessons &
Hockey Skills Developmental Ice Clinics
for Players & Teams
~ Agility Development / Body Confidence & Control Techniques
~ Power Skating: Edges, Crossovers, Stops...
~ Efficient Power Skating: Strides, Strength, Starts, Turns...
~ High Energy Intense Conditioning
~ Puck Skating: Body Mechanics (in relation to skate with a puck)
~ Power Shooting Skating: Skating Techniques to finished
~ Basic and Speed Puck Control
~ Passing: 1-2 Touch, Drops, Headman, Banks, Saucers...
~ Shooting: Wrist, Slap, One-Timers, Quick Release...
~ Stick Handling and Trick Moves
~ Team and Individual Positional Play, ForeChecks, Traps, Pen Kills
~ Developmental Game Play; Break Out Patterns, Systems...
~ For Beginner League Players, 25 Key Skating Techniques
~ Additional Advance Techniques, A - AAA
~ All techniques taught contain multiple mechanics
~ Maximizing the Ice Surface:
Continually Skating! No waiting around format
~ Rotating through PowerSkating Stations & Games
~ Full Safety Gear Required
~ Cool Fun, Serious Development
~ Unique game methods to enforce team play
~ Dominate players will develop advance ice awareness & leadership
~ Increase confidence for all participants
|Tech Power Skating -
Skills & Game Play
Full Development Program:
- technical skating, agility: body control, edges, X-ovrs
- puck control, power skating conditioning, game play scenarios
& includes.. The "Next Level"
- technical PWR
SK8, establish skills to complex methods
- advance game play tech backwords
- high speed puck & game pattern play
Clinic Program Sample
September 23rd, 30th - October 7th
(1st three clinics)
.. suicide line change drill
.. full length straight line left/right fwd to bckwrds to fwd rotations
.. full length board battle grind drill
..superman dives, torpedo rolls, left/right target 1knee taps, 2knee "kayak",
alt knees "Russian dance", helicopter spins
.. 1 sk8 edge left/right inside & outside 180 circles, +intro with pucks
.. power stop n goes*: x-over starts & stops, with sweep start pucks
.. *speed lateral x-over line drill
.. *lateral shift line drill, with pucks & one sk8 stops
.. 3 man circle hooks, board support puck wrap & triangle break-outs
.. soft touch slot pass & one timers.. plus crash net for tip rotation
.. backwards skating to fwd trans circle head man pass break outs
BladeBlaze instructor Jason taught class
. positioning during after faceoffs. Both on offence and defense
. wrist shot, snap shot and slap shot techniques
Mash up high speed review:
. suicide conditioning, full agility, stop n goes with lat shift & speed
lat x-overs (pucks)
. cycling power skate & puck passing techniques: drops, soft touch across
circle & board banks
.new break out: 3 man board support with game play point man defender scenario
Physical Play & Grinding program
.. grinding conditioning drill
.. mosh pit crease battle
.. 1on1 protect puck techniques & crashing
.. intro to crash net simulated drill
SK8 tech vid: "Hockey Plie Wrap Around"
..Multi FWD board support crash & breakout
..3on3 break out & cycle game
Suicide conditioning drill
Cycling plus advance around net cycling vs.
Tech skating instruction:
.. review Plie skating technique
.. 1 sk8 "180 large C" inside & outside edge techique
... introduction puck control with 1 sk8 edge technique
Multi 3 FWD board support crash & breakout vs 2 D-man support
Grinding conditioning drill
Stick Skills & Dangles Class:
.. fwd & bck hand straight line skating puck control trap
.. behind back fwd/bck toe drags
.. behind back full body circle dangles (2 touch)
.. full body fig8 1,2 touch between legs dangle
.. fore & backhand 360 cradles
.. 45 degree lat kick self pass
.. sk8 side pops
.. saucer skills
.. "dog run" full length stick skills battle rush game (apply skills)
vid: marek malik's legendary round 15 goal, practice technique
Tech Backwards Skating
..blue line 45degree lat.shift. 1 step + 2 step 45rotate
..fig8 "off/on side" board shift
..bck to fwds transitional circle hook break out
..advance "defense patrol blue line" half moon C cut 2Xover edge push off
..straight line fwd/bck transition + puck backwards skating take in
Tech Backwards Skating November 18th review
.. fwd to backwards circle hook unit breakouts + plus 1,2 touch passes
.. simulated 1d-3fwd break out game.. 4-2 diamond power play
..soft Touch Pucks with techniques + skating
..agility program with pucks
..fore and backhand level 1, 2 & 3 soft touch
..stick tuck control plus sweep & protect puck techniques
..360 wrap skating technique plus pucks
..180 edge cut with 180 cross out straight skating line
..full sheet "in traffic drill" 360 wraps
Covered Last Class...
Team Technical, Systems, Patterns:
~ High energy simulated line change conditioning.
~ 360 technical sk8 deep edge cuts with right-angle cross-over outs.
~ Cycling / low triangle attack
~ X-Cross break-outs with head man bank passes and slot one-timer set ups
~ 5 man unit full speed break-in with triangle fore-checking
Need to review:
~ Multiple skating techniques, backwards cross-over starts
~ Full speed puck control methods
~ Agility mechanics / body control development
Line Change Shift Conditioning Drill
~ With Fwd 2 Bck Transitions
Review of Technical
Power Skating Lessons
~ X-Over Fig8 180 Edge Cut
~ Fist Edge Pump Circle
~ Turn-Over Fwd 2 Bck X.Starts
~ Soft Hands, Reaction Ball
~ Offensive Zone Scenario,
Technical Skating with Puck Control
* 180 Edge Cuts
* Banks Fore & Back Hand
* 90 dgr Corner Swoops to the Net
* Short Side Shots
Head UP Fire Squad Puck Control
Full Ice Positional Game Play
Next Few Classes:
- Review full body mechanical agility development: helicopter spins, superman
dives, torpedo rolls, etc..
- Multiple full length puck control techniques & head man passes
- OneTimers, pass from the corners
- Backwards cross over starts & straight line x-speed
- One on One soft touch dekes
- Super 90 x-outs & Hot Lava CrossOvers
- Lots and Lots more!
& ICE HOCKEY
Rebound 180 Spins
1-Timers - Off Wing
Mario Lemieux Dangle
Pavel Bure Kick Up
click and check out a youTube vid of Brian teaching
Spin o Rama
Tech Sk8 Patterns
Back Check Hooks
Team System & Tech Full Length Break Outs:
.nsync 3 man fwd units, back-checkers, pressure senarios, etc..
.bank board wrap - circle hook board support breakouts
.circle hook head man breakouts
(with advance fwd & bck skating hook transitions)
.head man 1,2 touch plays, with follow through fore-checking traps...
.breakout finishing: one-timers (shooting) & crash net plays
& ICE HOCKEY