The trademark of any high performance player is a comfort level with the puck on the end of their stick. But this isn’t about fancy puck tricks, toe drags and all-star game showing-off style of puck manipulation.

The on-ice sessions with Impact Hockey’s Joe Venuto and their Pro-Elite Division are real-time puck control skills to give you the techniques and execution you need to be successful when you need it most: under game situations.
 
Professional instruction of hand placement and control of the stick itself, stick grip and the different roles of top and bottom hand, areas of puck control around the body, forehand/backhand techniques, toe/mid-blade/heel usage, transition from reception to shooting, puck control in flight and the coordination of puck and skating skills are all concepts that will be taught in the sessions.
 
The Athlete's Zone prides itself on professional instruction and we are confident the Stickhandling and Puck Skills sessions will provide our players the instruction and teaching they need to develop this summer into the player they dreamed of.

      
      
Click Below for an Age-Specific Schedule
of On-Ice Sessions
    
   
    
     
    
Defenseman Specific Skills & Strategies Session
Includes:

9 weeks of On-Ice Sessions

60 minute session

Maximum 16 players per session

Details:
Key skills and strategies relating to the positional play of defenseman will be taught and practiced. The sessions will focus on those individual situation based skills necessary to perform at your best as a defenseman.    
     

Instructor: James Richmond (LA Kings, Mississauga Steelheads)


Cost: $585 (+hst)
Technical Skating Skills Session
Includes:

9 Weeks of On-Ice Sessions

60 minute session

Maximum 16 players per session

Details:
Under the careful instruction of a NHL skating coach, focus will be placed on a player’s skating posture, glide leg positioning, edge usage, foot placement and stride during pivoting, blade pressure during striding and turns and of course upper body positioning, coordination and stick positioning.

Instructor: James Richmond (LA Kings, Mississauga Steelheads)

Cost: $540 (+hst)
Offensive Skills & Strategies Session
Includes:

9 weeks of On-Ice sessions

60 minute session

Maximum 16 players per session

Details:
Players will work on areas of puck movement around the body, forehand/backhand techniques, toe/mid-blade/heel usage, transition from reception to shooting, puck control in flight and the coordination of puck and skating skills while in game situations.



Instructor: Joe Venuto (Impact Hockey)

Cost: $540 (+hst)