Training Programs

The Hockey Loft is gearing up for the 2013 summer season! With a new season comes new training! Please select individual program for pricing and more information on our new and exciting programs!

The Hockey Loft Inc. is a progressive hockey training facility that guarantees and proves results. This is achieved through the use of innovative equipment provided by Eclipse Sports Inc. used within our off ice facility, and specialized sport specific training programs offered on the state of the art ice surface within the Cambridge Ice Center. Our highly experienced staff and comprehensive protocol are committed to making each and every athlete that experiences our hockey skills development center the best they can be.

REMINDER
Just a friendly reminder that the required equipment is; skates, helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and a stick. Please allow at least 24 hours for any bookings or cancellations.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact us at 519-621-7907 or email us at contact@thehockeyloft.ca.

Shooting Clinics

 

The Hockey Loft is excited to introduce our newly remodeled shooting clinics. There are three tiers based on skill level and skill development. This enables the player to graduate their skills in an organized learning environment which follows strict skill development protocol. Each player has the option to begin at any tier they would like and advance according on their ability as our staff makes critical assessments on the player’s progression and will advise the player on his or her development progress. (Finishing a class at one Tier does not necessarily graduate the player to move to the next Tier – repetition plus correction perfects the skill)

Cost: $160 + HST

Tier 1 – A

This is the base level for shooting clinics at The Hockey Loft. This program is designed for beginners and entails the fundamentals of shooting mechanics. A player cannot shoot without a proper foundation of mechanics and technique and that is exactly what the ‘A’ shooting clinic is designed to implement. With a focus on balance, weight transfer, edge control and hand positioning the practical side of shooting will be the primary focus. As players begin to understand these mechanics the wrist shot, flip shot and back hand will be introduced and tied together with the fundamental methods. These fine details will set the player up for further success in the more advanced shooting clinics.

Tier 2 – AA

The second of three progressions builds off the fundamentals and mechanics taught in the ‘A’ level shoot clinic. These fundamentals will be put into motion in a series of drills designed to push the rudimentary skills to a new level. Also introduced at the ‘AA’ level will be puck handling. Puck handling techniques will be emphasized and key components such as blade positioning, blade angle and puck protection will be the main focus. Once again the wrist shot, flip shot and backhand will be the main focus as far as shot selection is concerned and will be tied into puck handling drills to give the player a multi-pronged attack.

Tier 3 – AAA

The third progression leads into the development of a one-timer and slap shot technique. All aspects of previous shooting clinics will be reviewed and implemented along with these new aspects of shooting. While there will be many shooting and puck handling drills which are designed to refresh and improve upon previously learned skills, the central learning focus will be slap shot and one-timer technique. Another main focus of the ‘AAA’ shooting clinic is shot accuracy. Once players have developed power and technique, the next step is to be able to place the puck in a productive area of the net. Along with accuracy specific shooting aides, the instructors will guide the player to controlling the trajectory of their shot.

 


August Shooting Clinics;


Tyke/Novice/Atom/Peewee/Bantam/Midget

For individuals looking to refine their shooting and puck handling skills, the atom/peewee/bantam shooting clinic is a tier 2/3 based shooting clinic which offers progressive shooting and puck handling techniques which focus more on the skill-sets of shooting and puck handling rather than the fundamental techniques. This is a tier 2/3 shooting clinic.

 

Tyke, Novice, Atom -August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th - 6:00pm-7:00pm   Click here to register

 

In the Tyke, Novice and Atom shooting clinic, The Hockey Loft will be focusing on basic shooting techniques that will progress into more complex shooting fundamentals.

 

Peewee, Bantam, Midget - August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th – 7:00pm-8:00pm(Peewee, Bantam, Midget)- Click here to register

 

In the Peewee, Bantam, and Midget shooting clinic, The Hockey Loft will focus on the transformation from a basic wrist shot to snap shots, slap shots, and shooting while in motion.


 

 

 

 

New this season, The Hockey Loft is offering a 4 on 4 Gold Package which offers individuals eight training sessions at The Hockey Loft for an additional $120 + HST on top of their 4 on 4 registration fee. There will be three qualified trainers overseeing the individuals in each session, offering guidance in operating the training equipment and skill development.

 

 

*All sessions are from 6:00-7:00 pm

 

 

The dedicated days/dates for the 2014 season are as follows;

 

 

Tyke/Novice – Wednesdays; May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th – June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

 

Atom – Thursdays: May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th – June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

 

Peewee – Mondays: May 5th, 12th, 26th – June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

 

Bantam – Tuesdays; May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th – June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

SAQ - Complete Skills Hockey Loft Workout

The focus of the the SAQ - Complete Skills Hockey Loft Workout is incorporating a great strength and conditioning workout into a skill development workout in The Hockey Loft’s training facility. All components of the workout are hockey oriented and designed to complement the players’ skillset.

Players will be run through a series of circuits which focus on breaking a player down physically through intense skating, medicine ball exercises and full body movements. At the same time, the player will be working through a series of skill development drills which focus on muscle memory through repetition. The proper skills training combined with muscle fatigue and repetition will engrain the proper skill technique into the player.

This workout is designed for players over the age of 12 years old who are experienced hockey players and is great for cardiovascular development, muscle development and memory as well as hockey skill development.

 

Cost – $160 +HST


Atom/Peewee/Bantam


Wednesdays - August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th  - From 5:00 – 6:00pm


Click here to Register

 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Private & Semi-Private lessons are a great opportunity for students to be coached on any and all areas that need improvement. The coaches will be there for correction with repetition, as needed and to encourage proper work ethic. We have seen a huge improvement in the players who have had private and semi-private lessons. For the lessons please allow at least 24 hours for booking and cancellation as the lessons will fill up fast.

We allow 1:1 (Private) or 2:1 (Semi-Private) student to coach ratio training. Semi-Private lessons require both players to be registered at the time of the booking.

 

Please call (519) 621-7907 or e-mail contact@thehockeyloft.ca for avaliblity

Cost:

***  February 10th – March 31st 2014 Playoff Push Package ( 3 or more private/semi-private sessions)

*Private – $70 per lesson

* Semi-Private – $50 per lesson (per player)

Regular Rates

$90 (+HST) per private lesson

$65 (+HST) per semi-private lesson


Please contact us at (519) 621-7907 or email contact@thehockeyloft.ca to set up a training session.

Half Day Summer Camp for Tyke/Novice ages (’03 – ’05) August 6th-9th 2013

This program will challenge the athlete to improve their skating skills and offensive skills. Each day has 2 hours of on ice skill training, and 1.25 hours of training inside the world famous Hockey Loft facility with our professional staff. This program is designed with the competitive player in mind. The Camp is about developing your overall hockey skill in a fun and safe environment.

Power Skating

The two hours of on ice training will be elite training including power skating, skill development and skill correction. This is a great way to enhance your skill development to prepare for the upcoming season, while receiving professional instruction from The Hockey Loft.

Off Ice Training

The Hockey Loft will provide 1.5 hours of off ice Hockey Loft training inside our elite facility. This will give your young player a chance to fine tune his or her individual skills while under the watchful eye of the professional Hockey Loft staff.

Daily Schedule is as follows:
Drop off at 8am
On ice : 8:30-10:30am
Snack break: 10:30-10:45am
Hockey Loft training: 10:45am-12:00pm
Pick up: 12:00-12:15pm

Cost: $350.00 plus HST

Click here to register.

Power Skating Fall 2014 – Sundays – 10:30am – 11:30am

 

The Hockey Loft power skating is a dynamic program designed to encompass all aspects of skating fundamentals and technique in a teaching rich learning environment. The primary focuses of the power skating program are balance, edge control, speed and transitional skating. Protocol specific weekly sessions will gradually build the players technique and confidence, parlaying skill specific aspects of skating into other techniques. The goal of the power skating program at The Hockey Loft is to build and transition skating skills off one another creating and understanding and appreciation of the skills involved in developing skating technique and mechanics.

The Hockey Loft also strives to have an excellent student to instructor ratio. With professionally qualified staff and a guaranteed 5:1 student to teacher ratio one can rest assured that each student gets not only the highest quality instruction but also small group and even individual coaching as well.

Cost: $350 (+ HST)

Click on the date/time to register:

Atom /Peewee/Bantam: September 7- November 9- 10:30-11:30am

 

Summary:

- Intense power skating (ramp and resistance trainer)

- 50 minutes of intense skating training complimented by some shooting and puck handling drills

- A cardio workout that focuses on explosive power

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Thursday August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - 5:00pm-6:00pm (Atom/Peewee/Bantam)

Cost: $160 + HST   Click here to register

Program Description:

The Hockey Loft is pleased to present Power Skating Boot Camp. This program offers an extensive power skating regimen with a focus on explosiveness and cardiovascular training. Training will take place in The Hockey Lofts state of the art facility and will incorporate training on both the ramp and the resistance trainer; both training aids are unique to and developed by The Hockey Loft. The ramp is an inclined synthetic skating surface designed to develop explosive quick starts and overall skating speed while correcting general stride technique. Recorded at 45 feet in length and set at an 8 degree incline the ramp records the players start, mid-point and finish. This gives both the player and instructor the ability to monitor points of weakness and progression. The information of each run is recorded and saved for future reference.

 

The resistance trainer is a magnetically weighted resistance sled that can either be pushed or pulled to develop skating strength skating strength and skating technique. One can either push the resistance trainer by equipping horizontal bars or put on a body harness and pull the resistance trainer. The resistance trainer tracks the start time, mid-point and finish time of the player all of which is recorded and can be saved for future records and reference. Coaches teach proper fast start technique as well as practical stride correction.

 

Each session runs an hour in length which involves 50 minutes of explosive skating and cardio work as well as work related to other areas of skill development which will be incorporated as breaks between the skating exercises.

 

 

Team Training Sessions

For more information on Team Training Sessions please contact The Loft.


Title Description Price (includes HST)
Off-Ice Weekly Team Training 1 hour off-ice team training
$ 440.70

Please call to book at least one week in advance. For more information and availability of Team Training please contact The Loft at (519) 621-7907 or email contact@thehockeyloft.ca

Registration & Waiver Forms

Registration Form
Team Registration Form
Release and Waiver of All Claims Form