New this year, the South Western Ontario Hockey School will be running at the Western Fair Sports Centre instead of Thompson Arena. This exciting change will allow us to bring many more activites to our camps including off-ice shooting and stickhandling, and new indoor games with the larger space provided by the buildings on the Western Fair property.
This program concentrates on the most valuable hockey skill “SKATING”. Skating technique will be broken down into simple steps focusing on skating efficiency. Skaters will be challenged every session with qualified instructors concentrating on balance and agility, edge control, speed, explosive power and stride efficiency, turning, cross-overs, lateral movements. This program also gives players an opportunity to learn and practice proper shooting technique. All shots will be taught; wrist-shot, back hand, snap-shot, slap-shot, one-timers along with shooting in motion, shooting in traffic, shooting accuracy, determining what shot to use and much more. This program will allow players to practice and repeat shooting in game like drills. This program also gives players an opportunity to improve their stickhandling and puck control this program will challenge your puckhandling skills through easy to learn techniques and fun drills. Over the sessions players will work on controlling the puck, body and hand positioning while stickhandling, how to protect the puck in game like situations and much more. Each session players will be challenged through a variety of puck skills and drills.