Ages: 4 - 12 years old (Coaches discretion for ages not listed)
For Skaters who mastered the elements in Learn to Skate Snow Plow Sam 1-3 or Basic 1-3 Our Pre-Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. This class is designed to give the inexperienced skater a solid foundation for developing their skating abilities and to prepare them for ice hockey and team play. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of these levels. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.
Helmet with face mask is required. All other equipment below is optional but recommended.
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Brandon came up playing hockey at the Homewood-Flossmoor hockey organization. He went on to play hockey at Bradley University where he had the opportunity to practice with the Peoria Riverman. In 1993 Brandon began coaching at the house and travel levels. In 1997, shortly after being employed by SIA, he was an assistant coach for the Marist JV team that won the State Championship. Brandon has worked for the Chicago Fury as well as the St. Jude Knights Hockey Club as a Power Skating instructor. Currently Brandon is developing young hockey players for SIA as well as providing private instruction.
This class helps build confidence in the child's skating ability and teaches the student the basic skills of: balance, one and two foot glides, forward swizzles, forward pushing, backwards wiggles and swizzles, T-pushes and two foot snowplow stops, forward to backward transitions. The basics of puck control, passing and receiving will be introduced in this class.
This class continues to focus on the child's skating ability and introduces new elements: full forward strides, forward crossovers, one foot snow plow stops, backward c-cuts, backward crossovers, forward stops and starts and hockey stops. This class will also focus on additional development of passing, receiving and puck control.
This class will continue working on the players skating ability along with puck control, passing and receiving. The focus of this class is to get the skater ready for team play.