FARM TOUGH SPRING ICE PROGRAMS

Ice Hockey Skills Development Training

FARM TOUGH SPRING ICE PROGRAMS: 

MITES – BANTAMS


The purpose of our Spring Ice Programs is 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!

Our Spring Ice Programs are offered in Des Moines and Beaver Dam.

Des Moines Spring Ice Program Information

2017 DSM Spring Program Information

Dates: April 3 – April 24 2017
Bucs Arena, Monday evenings 6:00-7:30pm

Open to All Players Mites – Bantams*
*Players will be divided on the rink by age/ability
30 skaters + 4 goalies max

Program Fee: $199
Registration Deadline is March 27, 2017

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

Beaver Dam Spring Ice Program Information

2017 Beaver Dam Spring Program Information

Dates: 4 Weeks, April 30 – May 21
Sundays 9:30am – 11am
Beaver Dam Family Center Ice Arena

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

Fee: $179/player, $149/goalie, 30 skaters + 4 goalies max

Registration Deadline is April 23, 2017

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
I’ve seen definite improvements in his shot (power, accuracy, quickness), in his confidence and decision making, and in his anticipation and aggressiveness.  He’s doing fairly well sticking to his routine and loves making smoothies.  Most importantly, he loves the game even more than he did before!
~ B. Pechman

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