HPD/Camps & Clinics

SPRING 1-Day SPECIALTY CLINICS:

  • Friday April 14th Rink 1 10:00am – 11:20am  Stickhandling Clinic SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday April 25th Rink 2 7pm – 7:50pm  Checking Clinic
  • Tuesday May 2nd Rink 1 7pm – 7:50pm  Power Skating Clinic
  • Tuesday May 9th Rink 1 7pm – 7:50pm  Speed Clinic SOLD OUT

Clinics are $20/each. All clinics will be held at Tam-O-Shanter. Class size limited to 25 skaters.

 

TO REGISTER FOR HPD CAMP OR CLINIC click here

 

SUMMER CLINIC LINE-UP…

Overspeed Clinic

The Overspeed Clinic runs 2x a week for eight consecutive weeks during the summer. One hour of dryland precedes every practice. The Overspeed clinic is designed for elite players wanting to get an edge for the upcoming season. Proven NHL training methods will be used on ice. Player eligibility Category***(Elite Travel/High School/Junior/College/Pro)

 

Accelerated Clinic
The Accelerated Clinic runs 2x a week for eight consecutive weeks during the summer. One hour of dryland precedes every practice. The Accelerated clinic is the most popular of all our clinics, it consists of on ice skill work combined with an intensive dryland regiment. This clinic is set up for players that are looking to dedicate some of their summer to gain a real edge for the upcoming season.  The first day of every week is designed for the player’s individual improvement in skating, shooting, passing, puck control and in the Accelerated II class checking.  The 2nd day of every week begins with a brief review of skills covered on the previous day and then continues with a controlled scrimmage with emphasis on game situations, positional play and understanding forward and defensive objectives.  Player eligibility Category*** (Must have at least 3 years playing experience to be eligible for this clinic)

 

Moderate Clinic
The Moderate clinic runs 1x a week for 4 or 8 weeks during the summer. This clinic consists of 1.5 hours of instruction each week. This program is ideal for players wanting to improve and maintain their hockey skills during the summer months.  All facets of the game will be covered through out this clinic with a main emphasis on the most important concept SKATING.  Player eligibility Category***(Completed at least 1 Learn to Play, House or 1st year travel)

 

Adult Clinic
The Adult Clinic runs 1x a week for eight consecutive weeks. The Adult clinic focuses on all hockey concepts power skating, shooting, passing, puck control and game play.  Guest Instructors with former professional hockey experience share their knowledge of the game through out this eight week clinic.***(Must be 21 years or older)

 

SUMMER CLINIC SCHEDULES…

Accelerated I Location – Tam O’ Shanter Ice Arena Sylvania, OH *2017* Clinic Schedules
(Mondays & Thursdays)
Registration Fee $495 Ages 7-11
Week 1
June 12th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
June 15th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-6:50pm Ice
Week 2
June 19th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
June 22nd 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-6:50pm Ice
Week 3
June 26th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
June 29th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-6:50pm Ice
***4th of July week No Hockey*** (July 3rd – July 7th)
Week 4
July 10th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
July 13th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-6:50pm Ice
Week 5
July 17th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
July 20th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-6:50pm Ice
Week 6
July 24th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
July 27th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-6:50pm Ice
Week 7
July 31st 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
August 3rd 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-6:50pm Ice
Week 8
August 7th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
August 10th 5:00pm-5:45pm Dryland 6:00pm-6:50pm Ice

Moderate I Hockey Clinic Location – Tam O’ Shanter Ice Arena Sylvania, OH
(Wednesdays)
Registration Fee $140 Ages 8 & under
Week 1
June 14th 7:00pm-8:20pm Ice
Week 2
June 21nd 7:00pm-8:20pm Ice
Week 3
June 28th 7:00pm-8:20pm Ice
***4th of July week No Hockey*** (July 3rd – July 7th)
Week 4
July 11th 7:00pm-8:20pm Ice

Moderate II Hockey Clinic Location – Tam O’ Shanter Ice Arena Sylvania, OH
(Tuesdays)
Registration Fee $285 Ages 9 & up
Week 1
June 13th 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
Week 2
June 20th 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
Week 3
June 27th 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
******4th of July week No Hockey*** (July 3rd – July 7th)
Week 4
July 11th 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
Week 5
July 18th 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
Week 6
July 25th 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
Week 7
August 1st 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice
Week 8
August 8th 6:00pm-7:20pm Ice

Adult Clinic Location – Tam O’ Shanter Ice Arena Sylvania, OH
(Tuesdays)
Registration Fee $275 Ages 21 & up
Week 1
June 13th 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
Week 2
June 20th 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
Week 3
June 27th 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
***4th of July week No Hockey*** (July 3rd – July 7th)
Week 4
July 11th 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
Week 5
July 18th 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
Week 6
July 25th 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
Week 7
August 1st 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
Week 8
August 8th 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice

Overspeed I Hockey Clinic Location – Tam O’ Shanter Ice Arena Sylvania, OH
(Mondays & Fridays) Ages 12 & under
Registration Fee $495.00
Week 1
June 12th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
June 16th 7:30am-8:15am Dryland 8:30am-9:20am Ice
Week 2
June 19th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
June 23rd 7:30am-8:15am Dryland 8:30am-9:20am Ice
Week 3
June 26th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
June 30th 7:30am-8:15am Dryland 8:30am-9:20am Ice
***4th of July week No Hockey*** (July 3rd – July 7th)
Week 4
July 10th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
July 14th 7:30am-8:15am Dryland 8:30am-9:20am Ice
Week 5
July 17th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
July 21st 7:30am-8:15am Dryland 8:30am-9:20am Ice
Week 6
July 24th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
July 28th 7:30am-8:15am Dryland 8:30am-9:20am Ice
Week 7
July 31st 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
August 4th 7:30am-8:15am Dryland 8:30am-9:20am Ice
Week 8
August 7th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
August 11th 7:30am-8:15am Dryland 8:30am-9:20am Ice

Overspeed II Hockey Clinic Location – Tam O’ Shanter Ice Arena Sylvania, OH
(Wednesdays & Fridays) Ages 13 & up
Registration Fee $495.00
Week 1
June 14th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
June 16th 8:30am-9:15am Dryland 9:30am-10:20am Ice
Week 2
June 21st 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
June 23rd 8:30am-9:15am Dryland 9:30am-10:20am Ice
Week 3
June 28th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
June 30th 8:30am-9:15am Dryland 9:30am-10:20am Ice
***4th of July week No Hockey*** (July 3rd – July 7th)
Week 4
July 12th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
July 14th8:30am-9:15am Dryland 9:30am-10:20am Ice
Week 5
July 19th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
July 21st 8:30am-9:15am Dryland 9:30am-10:20am Ice
Week 6
July 26th 8am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
July 28th 8:30am-9:15am Dryland 9:30am-10:20am Ice
Week 7
August 2nd 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
August 4th 8:30am-9:15am Dryland 9:30am-10:20am Ice
Week 8
August 9th 8:00am-8:45am Dryland 9:00am-10:20am Ice
August 11th 8:30am-9:15am Dryland 9:30am-10:20am Ice

Overspeed III Location – Tam O’ Shanter Ice Arena Sylvania, OH
(Mondays & Thursdays)
Registration Fee $495 Ages 12 & up
Week 1
June 12th 6:30pm-7:15pm Dryland 7:30pm-8:50pm Ice
June 15th 6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland 7:00pm-7:50pm Ice
Week 2
June 19th 6:30pm-7:15pm Dryland 7:30pm-8:50pm Ice
June 22nd 6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland 7:00pm-7:50pm Ice
Week 3
June 26th 6:30pm-7:15pm Dryland 7:30pm-8:50pm Ice
June 29th 6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland 7:00pm-7:50pm Ice
***4th of July week No Hockey*** (July 3rd – July 7th)
Week 4
July 10th 6:30pm-7:15pm Dryland 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
July 13th 6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland 7:00pm-7:50pm Ice
Week 5
July17th 6:30pm-7:15pm Dryland 7:30pm-8:20pm Ice
July 20th 6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland 7:00pm-7:50pm Ice
Week 6
July 24th 6:30pm-7:15pm Dryland 7:30pm-8:50pm Ice
July 27th 6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland 7:00pm-7:50pm Ice
Week 7
July 31st 6:30pm-7:15pm Dryland 7:30pm-8:50pm Ice
August 3rd 6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland 7:00pm-7:50pm Ice
Week 8
August 7th 6:30pm-7:15pm Dryland 7:30pm-8:50pm Ice
August 10th 6:00pm-6:45pm Dryland 7:00pm-7:50pm Ice

Derek Booth Defensemen Clinic Location – Tam O’ Shanter Ice Arena Sylvania, OH
(Tuesdays)
Registration Fee $275 Ages 9-14
Week 1
June 13th 5:00pm-5:50pm Ice
Week 2
June 20th 5:00pm-5:50pm Ice
Week 3
June 27th 5:00pm-5:50pm Ice
***4th of July week No Hockey*** (July 3rd – July 7th)
Week 4
July 11th 5:00pm-5:50pm Ice
Week 5
July 18th 5:00pm-5:50pm Ice
Week 6
July 25th 5:00pm-5:50pm Ice
Week 7
August 1st 5:00pm-5:50pm Ice
Week 8
August 8th 5:00pm-5:50pm Ice

 

 

 

How Do You Increase Skating Speed?…

Many coaches, instructors and players all have their own opinions. It is actually a complex question and involves multiple activities. Adjusting your stride, lengthening it, tweaking it by practicing lots of stride work? Sorry, this will not work alone. The truth of the matter is, it takes lots and lots of time and hard work. The reality is great skaters have worked extremely hard on their craft.

Targeting specific muscle groups relating to skating speed is a very effective way of increasing speed over time. At HPD we use off-ice plyometric training.

Plyometric training entails specific exercises that enable the muscle to reach maximum strength in as short a time as possible. The muscles trained in these exercises for hockey are the vastus medialis and the vastus lateralis, which are part of the quadriceps muscle group. The gluteus maximus, the muscles on the inside and outside of the hip (adductors and abductors) and many other muscles that are used for stabilization, recovery and forward and backward movement. So Plyometric or off-ice strength training that targets these specified muscle groups is just one piece to the puzzle.

From my own experience and what many players neglect in the off-season and has a major effect on maintaining speed is Anaerobic training. Players go to off-ice and on-ice trainers all summer long to increase speed. Specialized power skating instructors, off-ice strength trainers, etc… . They accomplish this goal but can only maintain that speed for 10 seconds out of a 45 second shift. They still are not effective in a game. I see this all the time, parents approach me with the question what does my son need to do to increase his speed? Most times than not the player actually has adequate speed but is completely out of what I like to call “hockey shape.” Doing the training needed to maintain that speed for a 45 second shift is not an easy task. Like stated earlier it takes lots of commitment and dedication. It is a huge part of speed in hockey and in my experience it is widely neglected among players and trainers alike. Anaerobic activity is one that does not require oxygen, but relies on the ATP-PC and anaerobic glycolysis system of energy within the body. This system is used in short bursts and enables a player to take a hard 45 second shift. My favorite way to train this system besides plyometric work is to do a hill training regimen on a treadmill combined with a heavy bag regimen. The workout usually involves 45 second repetitions followed by adequate rests to simulate a hard shift and then a break on the bench. When doing this workout compared with others in the off-season I could actually feel a difference immediately in maintaining foot speed on the ice during a shift. I currently now do this workout with many of my Junior and College players that train with me over the summer. It is probably by far the most hated regimen for my elite level athletes but the most beneficial combined with a proper on and off-ice training regimen.

Skating technique alone will not make you faster but it is definitely a piece to the puzzle. A proper 90 degree knee bend is a first and foremost emphasis for me with my younger players. Being technically sound with weight over legs will allow a strong 45 degree drive of force. Also, using your edges properly during this drive is of utmost importance. The drive starts with the back portion of your inside edge located directly under the mid-line of your body. In your set position your skates are in what we term a V-postion. Using ankle flexion to cut the ice with the back and proper portion of the inside edge is paramount. Directly after the initial push comes the mid-line of the edge push as you thrust your skate outward at 45 degrees. The last part of the edge to cut the ice is the front portion of that edge, which some refer to as a “toe flick”. Retraction is then highly important. The returning blade must travel quickly to the starting position in order for proper weight transitioning to begin again on the opposite skate. An overemphasis on stride length is a very common theme in today’s youth hockey hustle. So much so, many parents spend entire summers working with specialized power skating instructors that work on specifically lengthening stride etc… . Certain body types do not condone a fluent long stride. This is just a cold hard truth pertaining to stride with a hockey player. Like stated before however proper knee bend is “MOST” important. Regardless of stride length a proper knee bend can create a powerful stride. I have played with some of the faster players in the game that have short choppy powerful strides. They push hard and retract even quicker, allowing them to stride again quicker then most. Some will argue that this player must then take more strides and essentially work harder then the player with a longer stride. I do not believe this is the case because if it were, I would see many more kids coming back from specialized power skating instructors with dramatically changed results. The reality is they come back with their strides tweaked a bit but they look like the same skater. Simply, there body type cannot change and there stride in turn will generally look the same. Another factor in skating speed I would like to point out is weight transfer during stride. Helping with weight transfer is a proper arm swing. Proper movement of the arms helps to develop a rhythm in the skating process to create a fluid-balanced skating motion. Combine this fluid arm swing with a proper knee bend and we are beginning to move forward in the right direction. I believe in doing many power skating exercises that demand full control of all movements. Being able to control other parts of your body while taking a stride is paramount. This is extremely hard for most kids because they simply lack the proper leg strength. They must use other portions of their body to help propel their skate when making a stride. This alone creates all sorts of bad habits, bobbing up and down, torso swinging, head moving just to name a few. My power skating concentrations focus on complete control of your upper body and opposite leg (non pushing leg). We do this by using many one legged power skating exercises to emphasize certain areas of your blade while concentrating on keeping full control of your body movements. With older more experienced players we do these same concentrations and add weight belts or vests to the regimen. In this way not only are we concentrating on technique but also strengthening the aforementioned specific skating muscle groups.

In the end, and as you can now see the question “How do I increase my son/daughters skating speed?” is a complex question involving many different facets. Combined, it realistically may take years and years of dedication to become proficient. We at HPD are willing to properly help in this area.

Some clinic spots are still available! Click here to register online.

Nick Parillo