WHY CHOOSE SPMHA IN-SEASON DEVELOPMENT?
We utilize the scale of our association to offer these development opportunities as a cost-effective alternative to other options outside of the association while accounting for team scheduling so as to minimize potential scheduling conflicts. Because of this, DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED SPMHA PLAYERS
See below descriptions or click on the registration links below to find out more. Fall and winter starts are available. Hurry, as space is limited!
POWER EDGE PRO
Power Edge Pro utilizes Reactive Countering Training™ (R.C.T.) to engage multiple motor skills simultaneously and develop a player’s small area game performance. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide 5x as many repetitions as standard drill based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills.
Sessions are seperated into Basic and Advanced streams. Basic sessions will focus on the basic principles & concepts and will allow players to work through the repetitions at a pace that is appropriate to their skill level. Advanced sessions are designed for the upper tiered player, or for those who have a good deal of experience with Power Edge Pro. It will focus on more advanced principles & concepts and will allow players to work through the repetitions at a pace that is appropriate to their skill level. Not sure where your child fits? Just ask, and our development team will help place your child in the group that is best suited to their ability.
These sessions will be led by Level 3 Certified PEP Instructors when available
U9/U11/U13 PEP INTRO | TUESDAY MORNINGS | 7:00-8:00AM @ MP SPRITE | Feb 16 Start | $200 (8 sessions)
U9 PEP ADVANCED | WEDNESDAY MORNINGS | 7:00-8:00am @ GARC | Feb 17 Start | $220 (8 sessions)
U11/U13 PEP ADVANCED | THURSDAY MORNINGS | 7:00-8:00am @ GARC | Feb 18 Start | $220 (8 sessions)
SPMHA GOALIE SKILLS - BY CREASEMASTERS
SPMHA Goalie Skill Development is a weekly program that will give goalies the opportunity to receive specialized goalie instruction throughout the season. The program is designed to set a base of strong movement and visual skills that will be reinforced and built upon each session. Creasemasters Goalie Training will provide the instruction.
U9/U11/U13 GOALIE SKILLS | THURSDAY EVENINGS | 6:45-7:45pm @ BROADMOOR | Starts Feb 18 | $150 (8 sessions)
U13/U15 GOALIE SKILLS | THURSDAY EVENINGS | 8:00-9:00pm @ BROADMOOR | Starts Feb 18 | $250 (8 sessions)
POWER SKATING - BY SUSAN ST.MARTIN
Susan represented Canada as a member of Canada's National Team for 6 years. During that time she was a member of the 1994 Olympic Team, a two-time World Team Member, and a 5 time Canadian National Medallist. In 1997 she became the Canadian Champion.
As a parent with three children, including two boys playing competitive hockey, she has been able to translate her experiences into an understanding of skating that provides technical support for developing hockey players. Susan's years of competing as an elite athlete combined with her years of coaching after retiring from competitive sport have paved the way for her transition to hockey.
Her instruction is a result of combining her passion for skating with her enthusiasm of seeing players improve their skills. Susan is inspired by the challenge of bringing out the best in young athletes.
U9/U11/U13 ADVANCED POWERSKATING | THURSDAY AFTERNOONS | 4:00-5:00pm @ SHELL ARENA | Starts Feb 18 | $325 (8 sessions)
POWER SKATING - BY MILLAR POWER SKATING
Britney Millar is a highly motivated Master Power Skating Instructor with over 12 years of experience with both male and female athletes (hockey and ringette) ranging from Minor Hockey, AJHL, Semi-Pro, and Professional to the NHL level.
Her philosophy of Power Skating Instruction is based on error detection and correction methods she has acquired through 10 years as a Professional Power Skating Instructor and extensive playing career (Mercyhurst University - NCAA Division 1 and 9 years as a Professional Women’s Hockey Player). She does not have specific lesson plans that she follows for each session. Instead, she reads and reacts to what the players need in the moment. She has specific drills that she uses to assist players with their technique, allowing increased proprioception and overall body awareness.
U9/11 POWERSKATING | FRIDAY MORNINGS | 7:00-8:00am @ GARC | Starting Feb 19 | $290 (8 sessions)
U13/U15 POWERSKATING | WEDNESDAY MORNINGS | 7:00-8:00am @ SP SHELL | Starting Feb 17 | $290 (8 sessions)
DISCOVERY,U6,U7 POWERSKATING - by WANDA MACKINNON & SHERWOOD PARK SKATING CLUB
Wanda MacKinnon is the Director of both the Canskate and Power Skate programs at SPSC. She has coached both figure skating and power skating for the past 20 years, and has worked with many hockey teams in Leduc over the past few years and has offered many camps during summer as well. Her power skating is unique and challenging and plays an important role in an athlete’s overall skill development. Her program does not focus on conditioning. The power skating techniques that are taught are adapted specifically for hockey and focuses on teaching the players to understand the concepts behind these techniques in order to improve and advance their level of skating. The players will be able to lengthen their stride, use less energy and skate faster! She will teach solid fundamentals such as agility, fast feet, power, quickness, speed, acceleration, transitions, coordination, edge work and control.
DISCOVERY POWER SKATING | WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS | 4:00-4:45pm @ MP CHEV | Fall & Winter Starts Available | $200 (10 sessions), $375 (20 sessions)
U6 POWER SKATING | WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS | 4:45-5:30pm @ MP CHEV | Fall & Winter Starts Available | $200 (10 sessions), $375 (20 sessions)
U7 POWER SKATING | THURSDAY AFTERNOONS | 5:30-6:30pm @ MP CHEV | Fall & Winter Starts Available | $265 (10 sessions), $500 (20 sessions)