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2020 Skills Sessions - Welcome BACK!

By Knights, 05/29/20, 4:15PM MST


Get Your Punchcard TODAY!

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.

COVID-19 Precautions:  The rink asks that all players arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the session they are attending to minimize crowds forming in the building.  Dressing rooms WILL be available, home dressing is not required.  They also ask that a single parent bring a player instead of families in hopes to also minimize crowds.

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

·        Stick Handling / Shooting / Passing

·        Small area games

Peewee Birthyears 2009-2008

·        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

·        Stick Handling / Shooting / Passing

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


  • Goalie Instruction  ON SUNDAYS 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
  • Other coaches participating include:  Michael Caravella, Alex Shupe, Evan Shupe, Lucas Lomax, Ashton Amaya, Austin Thielges

    Sessions dates June 2, 2020 - July 14, 2020.  Check the club calendar for dates and times.  All sessions at AZ Ice Gilbert.