MARCH 29-31 2019
5 HOURS OF TOTAL INSTRUCTION
4.00 HR ON-ICE INSTRUCTION
1.00 HR OFF-ICE TRAINING FACILITY - CHECKING SPECIFIC
Body Contact will be introduced to many 2006 players when they enter Bantam hockey next winter. For some players they will be introduced to body contact early as Spring Hockey is just around the corner. Be familiar with Body Contact before Spring starts is a necessary to avoid any injuries or challenges.
Checking is a critical skill in the game of hockey that when performed properly can create quality scoring opportunities or help a team regain control of the puck. Just like skating, puck control, passing and shooting there are key progressions to the skill of checking when taught effectively, can greatly enhance a player's enjoyment of the great game of hockey.
Spartan Hockey will adapt the Hockey Canada Checking model for this clinic:
The Hockey Canada checking model is based on the principle that checking should be taught in four logical steps. Each step builds upon the previous step and brings the hockey player that much closer to being able to give and receive body checks competently and confidently.
Step 1 - Positioning & Angling
Angling can be considered the first line of defense for a player. Body and stick positions are important in checking without making contact. This section will examine angling as one technique of checking (Step 1) without making contact.
Step 2 - Stick Checks
Stick checking may be considered the second line of defense as angling forces the opposition to a position where contact can be made with the stick.
Step 3 - Contact Confidence (Body Contact)
Body contact is the third step in the progression and is used to gain separation, when a player positions his/her body between the puck and the puck carrier.
Step 4 - Body Checking
Body checking is the final step in the 4 step checking progression. A body check can be defined as body contact primarily caused by the movement of the checker. The checker uses their body for the purpose of stopping the attacking progress of the puck carrier and/or to separate the carrier from the puck
Details of the Clinic
Cost: $199.99 + (service fees)