Skating is the key to being a successful hockey player. Phillips’ power skating programs have been specifically developed for hockey skaters and are designed with a focus on balance, edges, stride, turns, and transitions. Our drills emphasize how each skill applies to game situations and allow each student to increase their power, agility, speed and endurance.
Both skating and stick handling are what we call “feel” aspects of the game and require continuous practice to remain consistent.
Phillips Stickhandling Clinics focus on developing the players ability to control the puck in any game situation. These sessions focus on proper hand, body, and puck positioning, as well as how to perform powerskating moves while maintaining control of the puck. Students will learn on-ice techniques, along with off-ice drill that can be used to increase your stick handling skills.
Our shooting clinic is the 3rd in a series of progression clinics with a focus on developing the athletes ability to shoot accurately, quickly and with a lot of power. Students will learn how to properly execute a wrist shot, backhand, snap shot, slap shot, and even flip shots. Proper mechanics are crucial when it comes to shooting, along with having the right stick for your body type, which will play an important role in your ability to master certain shots. Participants in Phillips Shooting Clinics will leave with the knowledge and confidence that is necessary to become a successful sniper.
Checking is an aspect of the game that allows the player to separate the opponent from the puck with the use of his stick or body. At Phillips Checking Clinics, we focus on teaching our students how to properly execute shoulder, hip, open ice, and poke checks, as well as how to properly receive a check from an opposing player. Safety is always a focus and our sessions involve a progression where players are first introduced to proper form for each check, and then are guided through a series of drills to develop the feel for each individual check. Timing is then introduced as we work towards game speed and their ability to perform each check in game situations.