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Spring Clinics Offered at North Buffalo Rink with Wheelhouse Hockey

By JP, 02/20/21, 9:15AM EST

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Wheelhouse Hockey is excited to announce Spring Clinics for 2021.  We will be offering High Performance Clinics, Elite Skill Development, Defense First, and Shoot to Score.  Clinics will run in 4 week sessions.  Registration is now open!

Session 1 will run from April 12 – April 29 and May 10 – May 13.  We will take a week off for local youth hockey tryouts.  Should those tryout dates be moved, we will move the final week of session 1 to May 3- May 7.

Session 2 will run from May 17 – June 10.  We will move Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) to Friday, June 4. 


Wheelhouse Spring Clinic Registration Link


High Performance Program – The High Performance Program is an intense camp is strictly for players who strive to be challenged each day by complex drills, fellow elite players and the high expectations of our experienced coaching staff. Drills are designed for athletes who have already mastered the fundamentals. We utilize advanced training techniques, including on-ice over speed resistance training, and off-ice accelerated conditioning geared toward building speed, strength and endurance, to push players to their full potential.  

Elite Skill Development – The Elite Skill Development program features creative and progressive drills that stress proper skating, puck handling, passing, shooting, and hockey techniques.  We take an innovative and wholistic approach to skill development using multi-component training exercises through a variety of challenging drills. We will work on creating a more fluid player by focusing on posture, glide, balance and footwork.  We will combine puck movement to drive specific skating movements and layer skills.  Each session is designed for small groups of 5-8 players per group. These sessions are designed for experienced players only. Register soon as these will fill quickly. These sessions are designed for experienced players only. 

Defense First - At our Defense First Clinic you will learn critical position-specific skills and tactics, including defensive and offensive skills to gain the extra edge in game situations.  The modern defenseman is a hybrid who can play both ends of the rink with and without the puck.  Players participate in confrontational drills against players in their age group, making the drills more game-like and reactionary. We'll cover things such as defensive tactics, Layering, reversing puck, angling, gap control, net play and puck protection.

Shoot to Score - This Shoot to Score Clinic will focus on the specific techniques required by forwards and defensemen in order to be effective at these positions. We systematically break down the fundamentals of shooting and progress to high-speed stickhandling, dekeing and shooting. Players participate in confrontational drills against players in their age group, making the drills more game-like and reactionary. Throughout the camp, players are closely monitored by our experienced instructors who give direction on improving play in each situation.

For more detailed information including days and times, visit the Spring Clinic Information Page at the link below.

Wheelhouse Spring Clinic Information Page

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