Innovative training methods:
Our program understands the necessary techniques that are needed to perform each skill to its fullest function and how to communicate that knowledge to our students. We believe that understanding the how, when, where, why aspects of hockey-skills training is essential for successful hockey game performance. It is our passion to express this knowledge that we have accumulated over many years in coaching and playing the sport to demonstrate the practical applications of these concepts in our players.
A youth hockey player trains for the purpose to excel in games. Players train to compete, which does not happen all at one time. To be a complete hockey player, our program reinforces perseverance, commitment, and repetition. This series of progressions promotes long-term individual and team on-ice success.
Practice, practice, practice:
“A perfect practice makes perfect,” as quoted by the great Alexander Ovechkin. Our philosophy is that excellent hockey players are formed through consistent and correct implementation of skills through organized and efficient practice environments. Innovative drills that are challenging and centered around the fundamentals of proper technique of skating, passing, puck control and shooting. Mastery of these skills will lead to effective team play and game performance. Our coaches teach our players so they fully understand how they can learn the how, when, where, and why of a certain skill set. This will make them more effective players in the long-run and will develop excellent training habits.
Dedicated to the complete hockey player:
Our professional approach is to create a well organized, energetic, fast-paced, intense, and competitive practice session each and every day. We want our players to be able to participate in challenging progressive drills that push them to move out of their comfort zone while simultaneously moving their feet and handling a puck, forcing them to also work on their vision skills. Our on-ice practices are dedicated to individual and team development. It is our belief that the better we can develop each individual player, the more success our teams will have.
Skill improvement content:
Proper technique learned from clear and consistent communication from the coaches
Developing each player to their full potential
Raising their comfort zones
Applying newly learned skills into game situations
Constant feedback and analysis
Our coaches understand that their greatest value and function on the ice lies in their ability to teach. Part of teaching includes explaining skills and correcting players through proper feedback. WLC coaches work to develop a player’s individual skill by bringing the player to a level that is comfortable enough for him to be effective while challenging him to have the desire to improve. Demonstration of proper technique is a key component to success. Evaluating step-by-step progressions is essential to every player’s development. Through clear communication with our players, our coaches are consistently developing our teams’ training methods.