Offering world-class, cutting edge skill development in all capacities is what we have been providing 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 cover it all to allow you and/or your team, to play with more speed all around, extended puck possession, and create more scoring chances!
Shooting and offensive skill development in general, have been our most desired services from our clients when it has come to skill work. 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. There are often other underlying issues preventing players and teams from generating offence, and furthermore, scoring goals. It is no secret that offence is evolving and is more dynamic than ever, and at CrossIce, we have the cutting-edge knowledge to teach and apply concepts to clients’ games in specific.
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 places quick enough, collect a puck properly to release, or adjust to passing angles?
Some of the pre-requisite skills prior to goal scoring that we emphasize as part of our program:
- Edge Control and Separation Speed
- Pass Delivery & Reception
- Puck Control and Placement
- Fakes and Deception
- Puck Protection
- Hand Speed
- Awareness and Puck Intelligence
Shooting in stride, changing the angle of the shot, buying time and space, are all “hot terms” in development today. But do players understand the “why” behind these, do they have the tools to blend so they can execute, and most importantly… do they know how to execute these skills?
When we look at just the shot itself; we dive in with such precise detail in areas such as:
- The Base (stance, hand/body separation, hip snap, etc)
- Stick Diagnostics
- Puck/Blade Placement
- Hand Positioning
- Release Technique and Release Points
We love incorporating the use of live video analysis while we work on shooting and skills- for immediate player visual learning, and to break down the underlying issues in great detail!