Farm Tough Ice Hockey Skills Development Training


Ages 8 to 16

The purpose of our Spring Program is to be able to give kids the opportunity to skate with players who they will play with and against next hockey season. If you have a first-year player, this will be a really big year with lots of changes: SQUIRTS will play full-ice and off-sides, PEE WEES will be playing against bigger, stronger kids and BANTAMS will play full-check!


Our goal is to help players assess their current skill level while giving them a better idea of what they need to work on in the off-season. Our Spring Program focuses on Rapid Skills Acquisition by focusing on one prime skill focus each week. There will be follow-up training videos to reinforce the skills focus and provide additional practice tools for players to do at home!

2016 Beaver Dam Spring Program Information

Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22
Beaver Dam Family Center Ice Arena

Open to All Players Ages 8-16
Players will be divided on the rink by age/ability

Session One:  Ages 8-11, 11am – 12:30pm
Session Two:  Ages 12-16, 12:45pm – 2:15pm
Fee: $179/player, $149/goalie, 30 skaters + 4 goalies max

Registration Deadline is April 25, 2016

Skating Skills:

  • Forwards, Backwards and Transitions
  • Inside edges, Outside edges, Cross-Overs
  • Stops and Starts, Power Turns, Crosby/Mo-Hawks
  • Acceleration, Quick feet, Agility, Explosive power
  • Lateral mobility and balance
  • Stride Work

Stickhandling Skills:

  • Puck Control: Forward, Backward, Transitional
  • Puck Movement, Reach and Creativity
  • Stick Pulls, Stick Pushes and Power Turns
  • Puck Protection: Forehand and Backhand

Passing Skills:

  • Forehand and Backhand passing
  • Making passes, Catching passes
  • Area passes and Saucer passes
  • Touch passes, placement and control
  • High-traffic area puck movement and support

Shooting Skills:

  • Flip shot, Wrist shot, Snap shot, Slap Shot*, Backhands
    *Pee Wees and Bantams
  • Stationary Shooting, Skating and shooting, Shooting with resistance
  • Quick release, Power, Placement, Control and Accuracy
  • Form & Technique work
  • Movement: Butterfly, Up & Back, Side to Side
  • Glove Work: Blocker and Catcher
  • Leg Pad Saves
  • Stick Work: Pokecheck, Passing, Intercepting Passes
  • Rebound Work: Body Shots, Leg Shots
  • Recovery, Angles and Game Strategies

Questions? Call us at 414-899-5960

Sign Up for Beaver Dam Spring Program