It was great to finally start the Crush Rookies clinic last night. I know all of us at Crush Hockey were eager to begin the 10 week sessions. We hope all of the kids had a good time and learned something new. We missed those of you who could not make the first session and look forward to seeing you next week. Also, we hope all of the parents found the first night of Crush Rookies to be as much as a success as we did.
Last night, the players were introduced to a specific skating workout that stresses the importance of edge control, bending your knees, keeping your head up and working within a tight area. Hockey is a game that is played within a small area of space; therefore players who have strong skating skills and puck control usually win one-on-one battles during the game.
Throughout the 10 weeks, players will progress into different skills and specific developmental areas of the game. Each week the players will always begin with various skating drills to build upon routine and muscle memory. Following our weekly skating workout, players will continuously be divided into smaller groups to work with coaches on a variety of weekly skills. Parents will always observe skills being taught through a variety of drills and built upon through playing small area games.
During the first three to four weeks the players will be working on skating, edge control, balance, agility and STOPPING. As we move forward we will begin to incorporate passing, shooting, stickhandling, puck control and more.
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Crush Hockey Founder and Head Coach