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 A Primer on Richmond Hockey School Programs 
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A Primer on Richmond Hockey School Programs
by: Glenn Wheeler




The training that you will get in a hockey school is very different from simply playing hockey with your friends at the nearest frozen pond or skate rink. It is also very different compared to hockey that you play during your physical education class in school. This is because hockey schools make it a point to cover all the avenues that are necessary in professional hockey training. Having said all of this, what could one expect in terms of program content in the different programs found in hockey school? While there are differences that exist between programs, rest assured that all of them are designed to make a professional player out of you.

In the different programs of hockey schools, game playing is highly prioritized. Whether you are a young boy interested in playing hockey or an aspiring collegiate hockey superstar, the main priority of hockey schools is to play this game with as much passion as you can – while staying within the rules of play. The sessions that you will go through in this game are rigorous but are also designed to bring about great results, a higher appreciation for the game of hockey and to know how to function at high tempos using minimal down time while on the ice. Aside from this, the programs are also designed to develop a sense of teamwork among players and a sense of respect for your opponents, thus dispelling the notion that hockey is a brutal game that does not care for others. Aside from this, the program aims to develop motivation within one’s self and a sense of organization, discipline and creativity.

Programs in hockey camps also have portions that are dedicated to Team Concepts. This is also related to one’s age and ability to play the game. In this portion, team skill development is tackled. You learn how to pass the puck back and forth through drills, as well as timing the flow. You will practice puck support to be able to defend it really well. Offensive zone aggression is also important, and this includes learning how to gain body position and drive the net. After offensive zone aggression, you also learn proper defensive body positioning, body contact and angling. Both the goalie and the defenders will learn to work as one unit as they practice their passing skills and communication skills. Apart from this, cycling high and cycling low is also taken up.

Team tactical play is also another program offered by many hockey camps. Here, you work on forecheck as well as transitioning to various offensive zone attacks. When you have mastered this, you can move on to backcheck as well as defensive zone positioning, mastering offensive positioning and defensive positioning is enhanced with neutral zone transition too. And finally, in team tactical play you learn the rudiments of special teams, how to conduct power plays, learning all about penalty kills and dominating face offs.

These are just some of the programs you would expect to experience in hockey schools – programs that have strict rules, exhaustive drills but everything you need to turn your game into a professional one.


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Richmond Hockey School offers lessons and training that teaches kids and youth competitive hockey skills designed to improve overall individual and team playing ability. Located in Richmond, BC, Canada. For details http://www.pacificelitehockey.com

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