When many think of the term ‘skill development’, they often only picture scoring goals or working through various pieces of equipment on the ice. While we pride ourselves on having the best training aids in the industry thanks to our friends at EDGE BOSS for specialized work, it is just a part of the process. 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. Sometimes no equipment is needed, and other times it maximizes the skill acquisition.
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.
Our skill sessions, camps, and individual player development plans consist of building blocks. Building the foundation is critical, and furthermore not only fixing weaknesses, but teaching players how they can play the game into their assets. 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?
Skills that we emphasize as part of our program:
- Elite Edge Control and Separation Speed/Acceleration
- Cuts/Transitions, Changes of Direction and Evasiveness
- Stride Mechanics, Efficiency, and Power
- Pass Delivery & Reception
- Puck Control, Placement, and Protection
- Body Positioning
- Fakes and Deception
- Shooting and Goal Scoring Tactics
- Play Processing 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!