EBUS Offers Vanderhoof Hockey Academy

Theory and Principles of Hockey

Coach: Marty Floris  mfloris@sd91.bc.ca  1.250.567.4413. ext 2222

EBUS Hockey Academy is entering its sixth season and we plan to offer programs for grade 5/6, grade 7/8,and  grades 9-12.

The Hockey Academy focuses on skill development.  As players move through the program, the drills progress to allow the players to progress as well.

This is a program focused on improving students’ individual skills:

Skating: Proper technique, forward and backwards, turning and tight turns, lateral movement

Shooting: Wrist shot, Backhand shot, Snap shot, Slap shot

 Passing: Forehand and backhand; forehand and backhand saucer; passing while in motion

Puck control: Stationary puck control, puck control while moving; puck control against stationary players; small area games utilizing puck control skills

Checking (No body contact) Stick checks: sweep, poke, stick lift, and stick press; body position, angling; small area games to help players improve these skills

Behavior Expectations for the Hockey Academy:

  • Players who will be absent must inform the instructor by phone or email
  • Players must be in good standing on their bus (if applicable)
  • Players will look after their equipment when at the arena
  • Players on ice behavior will be similar to their classroom behavior.
  • Players must be in good standing in their course work.
  • Players must be up to date with their homework and assignments. If a player is behind, they will stay at school and participate in their regular class activities and complete their work.

**Players who fail to meet the expectations may be removed from the program**

**Hockey is known as a collision sport. Players risk injury from high-impact collisions with each other, the rigid boards that mark the boundary of the playing surface, and the goal posts. Impact with a skate blade, long sticks, and pucks traveling more than 60 MPH also add to the risk.

It is estimated that direct trauma (a sudden forceful injury) accounts for 80% of all injuries. Most of these injuries are caused by player contact, falls, and contact with a puck, high stick, and occasionally, a skate blade.

As noted above, hockey is a high risk sport.  If your family does not have adequate health care insurance, please consider additional health care insurance. 

Details and Registration for 2017-18

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