Our Approach

Offering world-class, cutting edge skill development is what we have been doing for our players and teams now for over 3 years! From power skating, to shooting and goal scoring, and quite literally everything in between, we have both the expertise, and the teaching methods, to allow you and/or your team to control the game every time you step on the ice.

When many think of the term ‘skill development’, they often picture scoring goals or working through various obstacles or equipment on the ice. While there are some tools that can help dial in on specific skills… that is just a fraction of improving your skill set. We pride ourselves as “honest and transferrable skill teachers” meaning, we attack the underlying fundamentals of a skill- and from there work on a game transfer. A great example is offence- while the shot itself is a big part, it is by no means the only skill that needs time and attention when we talk about scoring. Often times, we have to dig deeper, and identify the issues preventing the player or team from generating offence, and furthermore, scoring goals. It is no secret that the skill development industry is a fast-evolving and innovative business. Our promise is that at CrossIce, we have the cutting-edge knowledge, and will invest more in to you, the player, than anybody else will to teach and apply the material we are improving.

What most miss when they are looking into offence- is the surrounding skills leading up to the offensive zone, or prior to the shot attempt. Why are players spending hour after hour shooting the puck if they can’t put themselves in a spot to shoot, arrive to spots quick enough, maintain possession while being checked, collect a puck properly to release, adjust to passing angles, or are unable to create space?

Some of the pre-requisite skills prior to goal scoring that we emphasize as part of our program:

  • Edge Control and Separation Speed
  • Stride Mechanics, Efficiency, and Power
  • Changes of Direction and Evasiveness
  • Pass Delivery & Reception
  • Puck Control and Protection
  • Fakes and Deception
  • Shooting and Goal Scoring
  • Brain Speed
  • Awareness and Puck Intelligence

We love incorporating the use of live video analysis while we work through specialized skill work- for immediate player feedback, visual learning opportunities, and to break down the issues at hand in great detail!