Summerland Minor Hockey Jets
Skills Ice Sessions
SMHA Skills Ice
Throughout the season this year we will be hosting skills sessions using top level skills coaches to deliver programming aimed at getting some extra development time on specific skills for all registered Summerland Jets.
Your SMHA executive has put a focus this year on utilizing one of our greatest assets we have here in Summerland. Ice availability! Many organizations run shared ice practices between teams or alternate weeks of ice slots, start very early or push kids up too late. Additional skills or power skating are often only available privately at an additional cost and may require travel to find a program. This extra ice is optional, and you shouldn’t feel pressured to attend on top of your teams regular practices.
-This is tailored to new to hockey players who can’t yet make a full lap of the ice without falling
-if you are unsure which group to have your child show up to, ask their coach or coach Craig to advise
Power Skating Clinics:
- Edge Work Balance & Control
- Explosive, quick starts vs Full Stride breakdown
- Using Inside Edge to generate Power and Quickness
- How to properly lengthen the stride and generate speed with quick stride recovery.
- Proper body posture
- Using your hands to help your stride.
- Crossovers & Turns (Using the edges to maximize speed and balance)
-will be led by Pierce Diamond, experience as goalie coach with OHA, Summerland Steam, other Minor hockey associations in the valley
-These will be goalie only sessions to work on the fundamentals and learn tactics to apply in your own practise though out the season.
- U9 goalies wishing to try goalie should ask their coach about getting equipment, space will be limited to the number of sets of gear available.
-When available, ice will be hosted for all female Summerland players to come on out and have a fun time building on hockey skills while developing friendships with your peer group across ages.
Questions or Concerns?
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With the 24 hour cool-down policy in mind, we welcome any questions or concerns that you may have regarding on-goings with SMHA.
Please keep in mind that this is not for things that may be better served through processes such as the Complaint Protocol, but more so for reaching out to find out who can help you begin this process.
Please follow the link below to find possible answers to your questions or concerns in our Bylaws and Policies section.