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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
March – Tuesdays – Tier 2/3 – A focus on back hand shooting and puck movement as well as an introduction to slap shots. This shooting clinic will emphasize moving the puck from the backhand to the forehand of the stick for purposes of shooting and passing as well as receiving a puck on the back hand of the stick and shooting the puck off the back hand. Players will also be introduced to proper slap shot technique and begin to utilize the slap shot in motion.
March – Thursdays – Tier 2 – The Thursday March clinic will be a puck handling workshop. Individuals will be put through the paces of a puck handling workout which will be based on technique and repitition. Puck handling is the glue that binds skating and shooting together. If one does not have the ability to move the puck into a productive area while skating, they will never be able to pass or shoot the puck in and effective manner. Hand positioning, weight transfer, proper posture and specific puck handling moves will be the focus of this clinic.
April Shooting Clinics
Advanced Puck Handling and Shooting – The advanced puck handling and shooting clinic involves the transition between puck handling and shooting. This clinic is for individuals who have mastered the fundamental aspects of puck handling and shooting and are ready to tie the two together. Individuals will be challenged to transition shooting and puck handling into one another through a series of drills which link the two skills together. The aim of this shooting clinic is to give individuals the ability to move pucks in key areas to create plays and scoring opportunities.
Fundamentals in Shooting – The fundamentals in shooting clinic is designed to develop basic shooting technique for individuals with no prior instruction, or individuals who have developed bad habits. Individuals will have shooting technique broken down to the most simple form and a progressive series of drills will build upon basic technique and move towards implementing shooting into skating and puck handling.
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 (Starting May 7)
Atom – Thursdays (Starting May 8 )
Peewee – Mondays (Starting May 5)
Bantam – Tuesdays (Starting May 6)
SAQ - Skills and Conditioning Workout
The focus of the the SAQ - Skills and Conditioning 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
Wednesdays – March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th – From 5:00 – 6:00pm
Position Specific Camp – Forwards – Atom / Peewee/ Bantam
The Hockey Loft is proud to announce that we will be running a one day – 2 hour on ice clinic for forwards. This will be a great way to fine tune your skills just before your son/daughters tryouts which begin in mid-April.
This 2 hour program will consist of specific drills that will mock game type situations, which will occur regularly during a game, for the forward hockey player.
This program is designed to help prepare, and to give your young hockey player the confidence of knowing exactly what to do in different game situations as scene from a forwards prospective.
The timing for this camp is perfect, as the date falls just before the rep tryouts, so everything they learn and practice will be fresh in their heads.
We look forward to having your power forward join our camp!
Date: March 20th 2014
Location: Cambridge Ice Centre
Cost: $70.00 plus HST
Pre-tryout Position Specific Camp – Defencemen – Atom / Peewee/Bantam
The Hockey Loft is proud to announce that we will be running a one day – 2 hour on ice clinic for defensemen.
This 2 hour program will consist of specific drills that will mock game type situations, which will occur regularly during a game, for the defence hockey player.
This program is designed to help prepare, and to give your young hockey player the confidence of knowing exactly what to do in different game situations as scene from a defensive prospective.
The timing for this camp is perfect, as the date falls before the rep tryouts, so everything they learn and practice will be fresh in their heads.
We look forward to having your power defenceman join our camp!
Date: March 19th 2014
Location: Cambridge Ice Centre
Cost: $70.00 plus HST
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 email@example.com for avaliblity
*** 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)
$90 (+HST) per private lesson
$65 (+HST) per semi-private lesson
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.
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.
Team Training Sessions
For more information on Team Training Sessions please contact The Loft.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-tryout Conditioning Camps April
Well it is that time of year again, when you have to get prepared for another anxious Rep try out.
We at the Hockey Loft want to make sure you are prepared for whatever level of team you are trying out for.
The Hockey Loft is back with our pre tryout conditioning camps for the 2013 season. We will be focusing on the Atom, Peewee, and Bantam/Midget age groups.
The Conditioning Camps will focus on flow drills, in game situations, and scrimmage time to get your player ready for their tryout.
Cost: $140 plus HST (Atom $220 – 2 Hours)
Below is the schedule time for each age group (click link to register):
– Atom – March 31st 5:30 -7:30 -April 1st, 2nd and 3rd 6:30-8:30pm
– Peewee - April 8th-11th 6:30pm-7:30pm
– Bantam/Midget - April 8th-11th, 7:30-8:30pm