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2020 Spring Skill Development **Punch Cards Now Available**

By Knights, 03/04/20, 9:00PM MST

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The Arizona Hockey Union is proud to announce their 2020 Skills Development series.  As in years past, we offer a 6-session punch card which allows you to attend the dates you can for $180.  Punch card purchases will be available in advance on line or at the door.  Drop in rates remain $35 per session and you can pay in advance on line if you wish.  Cash/check/credit cards will be accepted at the door upon check in.

We are also proud to announce that Cody Gylling will be our new skills coach for the 2020-2021 season.  You can read Cody's bio on our coach page.

Programming for these sessions will be as follows (and could be subject to change).  ALL Players are asked to skate in their associated birth year session.
 

Mites Birthyears 2012+ Intro to Mite Club Hockey: Skill session will be in a station format

·        Skating | Stickhandling | Shooting

·        Side ice | Half ice | Concepts | Positions | Strategies

·        3 x 3 | Small area games

Squirt Birthyears 2010-2011

·        Introduction to full ice skating for the first-year squirts

·        Full ice exercises will prepare for the upcoming tryout and season for incoming first year squirt age group

·        Maximum speed and tempo including 2 x 2 and 3 x 3 battle exercises from the corner to the neutral zone to the offense and defense of zones

·        Small area games

Peewee Birthyears 2009-2008

·        Full ice maximum performance

·        Skating

·        Puck handling

·        Shooting

·        Introduction to body contact (controlling body position with full ice exercises intertwining game concepts with an odd man advantage at a very high tempo)   

·       Small area games

Bantam Birthyears 2007-2006

·        Understanding the fundamentals of body checking includes position with stick on stick | stick on puck | body contact in all three zones of the ice

·        Full ice maximum performance dynamic exercises

·        Angling and body checking drills

Small area battle drills

·        All exercises will be full contact focusing on body contact with heads-up hockey and safety.  Will combine 1 x 1 | 2 x 2 | 3 x 2

·        Neutral zone discussion and neutral zone exercises for forwards and defenseman

16U Midget Birthyears 2005-2004 | 18U Midget Birthyears 2003-2002

·        Sessions will be 3 x 3 | 4 x 4 | 5 x 5 depending on the number of players in attendance

·        The FIRST 2 GOALIES that sign into the sessions are FREE

·        Reduced Session Pricing $25 per skate paid at the door

·        Additional skates will be added based on attendance

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  • Goalie Instruction (at highlighted sessions) will be provided.
  • All sessions will begin with 15 minutes of power skating.
  • Stickhandling and shooting by Kurt Goar, AHU Coach-In-Chief and AHU Skills Coach Cody Gylling.
  • Power Skating by Holly Harrington
  • Other coaches participating include:  Michael Caravella, Alex Shupe, Lucas Lomax, Ashton Amaya, Austin Thielges

    Sessions dates March 17th - May 17th 2020.  Check the club calendar for dates and times.  All sessions at AZ Ice Gilbert.