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Checking the Right Way for Youth Hockey

By Al Bloomer, 09/28/18, 9:00AM MDT


October 26-28, 2018


Checking the Right Way for Youth Hockey

Stumptown Ice Den - Whitefish, Montana

October 26-28, 2018


 To all Peewee, Bantam and High School level players and coaches, sign up for this amazing clinic today!! Great price and amazing instruction.

Friday October 26th 5:30-6:45 Classroom seminar led by Al Bloomer

Saturday October 27th On ice 10-11am..2-3pm..6-7pm(possible off ice training in between ice times)

Sunday October 28th  On ice 10-11am

Players $50 per player

Coaches FREE

For registration information please contact Kari Jurgens per contact info below.

The purpose of this clinic is to teach body control and checking in the best tactical, technical and ethically responsible way. There are three equally important components to checking:

  • Physical ability
  • Technical skill
  • Ethical judgement

In this clinic we will review, teach and demonstrate the skills required for effective body control and checking:

  • Skating skills – agility, stability, balance and transition
  • Stick position – stick checks
  • Containment & Angling – positional control
  • Taking a Check - awareness
  • Body Contact / Checking – Positioning and Gap Control
  • Situational Checking – fore-check, back-check, net front

The clinic is designed to work with attending coaches and players. We will review teaching concepts and techniques.  This is a “hands on clinic”.  The attending coaches will help design on-ice practice plan and work directly with players while getting guidance and suggestions from the clinic instructor.  There may be a short off-ice component as well.

The lead instructor for this clinic will be Al Bloomer, USA Hockey Director Emeritus and member of the Montana Amateur Hockey High Performance Player Development Committee.

Kari Jurgens

Phone: 261-4473