Hockey is a skill dependent sport. The best way to acquire skills like good skating technique, strong puck skills, and passing is through repetition and training. With the season now underway we wanted to provide a list of skills providers that LBYH endorses in the event that players and families are interested in additional training. The following skills/training sessions and their providers are separate from LBYH and questions should be directed to those providers.
Here is a list of local hockey skills providers (listed in alphabetical order) that LBYH endorses. We will continue to post additional skills and camps/clinics offerings as the season progresses.
Colarullo Hockey Development (CHD) - NEW 2020 SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL UPDATES
Navigate to the website using the link above to view dates and times for the Spring Camps (1 & 2) as well as Spring League, Summer Camps and Fall League offerings.
· All sessions run by Lexington High School Hockey Coach Curt Colarullo
· Emphasized Skills: Skating, Passing, Puck Handling, Over-speed, Edge-work and Shooting
· Drills include: small area games, angling and skill stations
· Camps are divided by hockey level and age for the best fit
· High School Camp offers off-ice stretching and agility training
· Leagues offered in spring and fall featuring competitive team play, weekly games and skill sessions
Driscoll Skating & Skills - NEW FOR 2020 SPRING AND SUMMER
This Spring we will be teaching at Stoneham Arena (Mondays and Tuesdays); Wellesley/Boston Sports Institute (Mondays and Tuesdays); Warrior Ice Arena (Wednesdays and Thursdays); and Braintree/Thayer Sports Center (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Spring Training programs are ten 80-minute sessions (Wellesley 95 minutes). Sessions begin on April 8th and the week of April 13th and run until the third week in June.
Please know that our fundamental mission is to teach hockey players how to skate better and to play hockey better. It is our belief that if your child is skating better, they will have more confidence and more success, and this combination will grow their love for the game of hockey.
No more than thirty players on the ice and five coaches that are skilled at teaching Power Skating. Last year we sold out at all of our locations, please sign up now.
· There will be a focus on moving players into smaller groups that will progress at the right pace for the individuals in the group. For those that have trained with us before, they will get more reps and more progressions.
· There will be greater emphasis on stickhandling, particularly challenging players to move at full speed with eyes up.
· Fifty minutes of Power Skating and Edge Work and 30 minutes of Stickhandling with Movement: pushing full speed under control and developing skills and habits that players can use successfully in games.
· We will be introducing an Overspeed element, challenging players to move “uncomfortably fast”.
Note: We are not de-emph asizing the amount of time or the importance of Power Skating and Edge Work, we are making an effort to customize the training sessions to find the right pace of instruction for every player. Our Spring programs we will have no more than thirty players on the ice and we will break up into two or three groups for some of our training.
Logistics: Please note that we have our Spring programs will be at four locations. Each location will offer ten sessions. Each location will also offer two individual days of training (i.e., Monday and Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday). If you sign up and pay for ten sessions, we are trying to make it easy for you to attend ten sessions. If you sign up now and your Spring schedule changes, you may flex from Monday to Tuesday or vice-versa. Additionally, during the program you may flex from one day to another at your location as long as you notify me beforehand so that I can manage logistics.
Please call Tim at 617-800-4042 if you would like to learn more.
Fusion Hockey - NEW 2020 SPRING AND SUMMER CAMP DATES
Spring & Summer Camp Schedule available here All our camps are held at the Edge in Bedford, MA.
Please use the following link for Special LBYH Pricing, $75 discount off the regular price, CLICK HERE
General Website Info: https://www.fusionhockey.us/
Run by Lexington resident and USA Hockey Certified Level III Coach, Kevin Lane
The philosophy of Fusion Hockey is to refine and improve player fundamentals in the three S's, or skating, shooting and stick handling.
The game of hockey has changed dramatically over the past 20 years from a rugged, dump and chase style of play to a game dominated by speed, skill, and agility. Being able to make plays using high-end edge work, cuts, and stop and starts are all key factors to success in today's game.
While skating has always been, and always will be the central focus of the game, today, puck possession is equally important.
At Fusion Hockey we teach the necessary skills, ranging from stick handling, body positioning, and puck protection techniques, to improve puck possession skills
Greg Carter European Hockey School Skills and Clinics - NEW FOR 2019 HOLIDAYS AND WINTER 2020
Please use the following code for a 10% discount on any skills, camp or clinic offerings, including holiday and February vacation: LBYHCL
There is also a 10% early bird discount on summer programs through 1/30/2020
The Most On-Ice Instruction. The Best Results.
Using the CARTER Method, skaters build on each days' skills and are challenged to reach their full potential as the hockey camp progresses. We don't teach systems or plays at our hockey schools – we leave that to your team coaches. We teach fundamentals of skating, stick handling, and shooting, and we teach in a way that builds confidence and leads to continuous improvement. Simply put, at our hockey camps and hockey clinics we offer you the most on-ice instruction with the best results.
CONTROL AGILITY REFLEX TECHNIQUE EDGE: Our hockey camps educate all students on the importance of body control. We have designed a sequence of drills to help them understand and enhance body movements to improve their overall balance and body posture.
RETENTION: Individual Skill Development. All of Greg Carter's European Hockey School Training Camps work on total skill development through the use of European training equipment, including springboards, parallel bars, and carousels.
Superskills Hockey - New for 2020 - SPRING AND SUMMER UPDATES
Superskills director Mario Martinello and his staff will work hard to develop each players’ individual skill need regardless of level. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with people who care!
The LBYH discount already included in this price. Please register and pay deposit and the price difference will be offset when the total is calculated
When: June 21st – August 16th (NO classes 7/5)
Mites/Squirts 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Peewee/Bantam 6:10 pm – 7:10 pm
Location Ristuccia Arena - Wilmington, MA
* Note: Due to Covid-19 space is limited. We may request moving times slightly to accomodate Covid-19 requirements
Versatile Hockey: NEW FOR WINTER 2019 AND 2020
Winter Sunday Night Skills at the New England Sports Center begins soon! Sunday skills sessions will begin on December 29th through March 15th, 2020 (9 sessions), from 6:10 pm to 7:10 pm. Ages 7 to 18 are welcome. Program cost is $230 (regulary $280) when you use promo code LBYH50 for a $50 discount.
Body Contact Clinic Beginning . This clinic will prepare your rising Bantam for body checking by teaching them to check and receive a check properly to minimize injury. This clinic is highly recommended and boasts a very low player to coach ratio.
Versatile Hockey also offers Summer full and half day Skating and Hockey Skills Camps as well as a full day Pre-season Training Camp. See website for more details. LBYH promo code discount applies to all summertime offerings.
Here are other Links to Area Hockey Camps and Clinics:
Shoot to Score Shooting Academy
Laura Stamm International Skating System
Freddy Meyer's Dream Big Hockey Stars
Pro Ambitions Hockey
Sharper Edge Skating School
The Edge Sports Center
Harvard Women's Hockey Clinics
UMass Lowell Altitude Hockey Camp
Altitude Hockey Camp