PS 201 – Intro

Ages 9-12

9 yrs – AAA, AA, A , 10 yrs  - AA, 11 yrs – A, 12 yrs, A & HL

Power Skating 201 builds on the core skills learned in 101 by introducing speed and power. Specifically, we teach the following skills at higher speed: stops and starts, forward strides and crossovers, tight glide/U-turns, figure 8s, backward crossovers and stride, quick turns and smooth pivots.

Please Note: This level is open to all players from A-AAA because we work on personal skill building. As a result, progress is tracked on an individual basis.

With the goal of building the foundation for technically correct skating ability, we REVIEW the following core skills:

  • Forward Strides with and without the puck
  • Backward stride with and without the puck
  • Stops with and without the puck

We focus our core coaching on:

  • Forward Inside and outside Edges
  • Forward Crossovers
  • Figure 8’s

We develop

  • Fast starts
  • Backward crossovers
  • Pivots , Turns, transitions

The following skills must be mastered:  

  • Forward Inside and outside edges
  • Forward cross overs,
  • Figure 8’s - forwards

Players often repeat this session 3-5 times to achieve mastery before moving on to Power Skating 301.