Dates: July 24-28, 2023. 9:00-4:00pm. Ages: 8 AA, 9-12 Sel, A, AA,AAA
Program Number: TO8
Program Name: Specialized Defensemen
Dates: July 24-28, 2023
Times: 9:00 – 4:00pm
Age / Calibre: 8 AA, 9-14 Sel, A, AA, AAA
Location: RINX – 65 Orfus Rd, Toronto
Hours On Ice: 20 Hrs
Off-Ice Training: 5 Hrs
Cost of Program: $675.00 CAN (Tax Included)
6:1 Student to Instructor Ratio
These days defensemen must be mobile, quick thinkers able to move with the puck to create scoring opportunities and threatening line rushes. With this in mind we have created a program that will not only teach how to defend your own end, but will allow the student to gain confidence in skating with the puck and joining the rush. Every team needs a defenseman that can be a great offensive contributor. This program will provide all the skills needed to become a defenseman that can breakup the play then turn it up the other way.
All of the essential defensive skills will also be covered. (eg. Backwards skating including acceleration & pivots, 1 on 1’s, 2 on 1’s, holding the blue line, breakout passes, transitional play and covering the front of the net.) This program is a must for all defensemen!
Off-Ice Training Description
Off-ice fitness training will take place in our 2000 sq ft training centre in rink #2 at RINX as well as outside at a nearby park. The training program will include balance & agility, upper and lower body strength, speed, quickness & mobility, conditioning and flexibility. Students will work at their own level under the guidance of our fitness training staff learning basic and advanced training routines & exercises.
After the off-ice training session is completed students will play a fun sports activity such as soccer, baseball or tag.