Junior Marauder Hockey will be offering a Hockey IQ and Tools of the Pros Clinic for boys and girls. From December 26th to December 28th, we will run a clinic led by Tom Ford of Dynamic Skating for kids ages 9 to 14. The clinic will take place each day from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m at the Belmont rink. All proceeds from this 3 day clinic will benefit the Boston I.C.E. Storm Sled Hockey Team.
Boston I.C.E. Storm Sled Hockey Team:
The Boston I.C.E. Storm Sled Hockey Team was formed in 2018. Nine former players of the Boston Shamrocks developed their own adaptive sports organization in an effort to create more quality athletic opportunities for disabled athletes. They are the only organization that was created and is run by those it serves. While their ultimate focus will be providing an array of adaptive sports, their primary focus at this time is the development of the Boston I.C.E. Storm Sled Hockey Team.
Description of the Program:
Players will be placed in small groups according to their age and ability. We will push all players in a competitive game atmosphere. We will teach offensive and defensive skills each day and then incorporate them into games. We will teach many offensive skills such as pass to area, puck protection, sweep swivel, Crosby move, fake reverse, chip off board, self-pass, chip over stick, separate upper and lower half, puck protect, power straddle, pass through legs, drop anchor, explode with puck, chase hands, skating head up with puck, and jamming puck into net. Some of the defensive skills we will teach are gap control, “angling,” puck pursuit, stick checks (poke, sweep, stick lift, heel-to-toe lift, stick slap), and defensive stick skills (active stick, etc.).
Each day we will spend forty-five minutes teaching various offensive and defensive skills. This will be followed by 45 minutes of games. Each game will emphasize a particular skill taught that day. This clinic will focus on the game conditions and hockey IQ that will take players’ games to the next level. This will be a fun but invaluable way to teach the game and a different focus than the traditional power skating curriculum.
Our lead instructor will be Tom Ford from Dynamic Skating (http://www.dynamicskating.com/). Tom is one of the leading skating instructors and coaches in the country. In addition, several other coaches with vast experience playing and coaching hockey have volunteered to assist with the clinic.
This program will be open to all 9 to 14 year old girls and boys.
All players of varying ability are welcome to enroll. To ensure maximum skill development, we will have kids of like age, size, and ability play and practice together.
Affordable Cost for a Worthy Cause:
Boston I.C.E. Storm Sled Hockey Team is a non-profit organization. The cost to participate in the clinic is set at an affordable rate. All proceeds will benefit the Boston I.C.E. Storm Sled Hockey Team. For this clinic, the cost is set at $80.
Payment and Release:
The total cost for this clinic is $80. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTACHED RELEASE FORM AND SEND A PAYMENT TO “BOSTON I.C.E. STORM SLED HOCKEY TEAM, CARE OF SHANNON NOONE” NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 21st.
If you are away during the time of this clinic but would still like to help this cause, donations can be made by mailing checks made payable to “Boston I.C.E. Storm Sled Hockey Team” to Boston I.C.E. Sled Hockey Team c/o Shannon Noone, 3 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA 02478.
If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Noone (at
) or Pete Noone (at
). If you know of another Belmont player who may have interest in this program, please pass this information on.
Belmont Youth Hockey Association, Inc. is a tax- exempt private foundation pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501( c)(3), run by volunteers and dedicated to the development of the youth of Belmont, Massachusetts since 1975.