Steve Knuble and
Bill Ellsworth have been offering Adult Hockey Clinics in the Ann Arbor area since 1996. The Hockey Skills Clinics are geared
toward beginning to intermediate hockey players that are looking for some instruction before or while they are in their adult
leagues. During the 13 week class most individual and team skills required to play in your leagues will be covered. Including....
SKATING - We will cover the basics including: edge work, balance and agility drills, forward stride, backward stride,
pivots and crossovers. We will work on skating the first 15 minutes of EVERY class with and without the puck.
- Increase you puck control skills through explanation and a series of puck handling drills. Learn to control the puck while
doing power turns and crossovers, as well as how to maximize your speed with the puck.
PASSING - Learn the four
types of passes and how to properly receive a pass. We'll conduct drills showing you when and who to pass to, as well as how
to get open for a pass.
SHOOTING - Through explanation and individual instruction, we will increase the speed and
accuracy of your shot. We'll teach you the four types of shots: wrist shot, backhand shot, snap shot and slap shot. Learn
what shot to use in certain situations and what goal scorers do to "Light the Lamp".
1-ON-1 & 2-ON-1
- Learn what to do the next time you are in one of these situations whether your a forward or defenseman. Stickhandling and
puck protection will be highlighted for the 1-on-1 drills, while 2-on-1 discussion will cover working both with and without
BREAKOUTS & POSITIONING - Learn positioning in the offensive and defensive zones, as well as breaking
out of your defensive zone. Know where to be and what to do so your team can start an offensive rush quickly and efficiently.
"DARKSIDE OF HOCKEY" - A fun and popular class that will teach you how to use your body and stick to your
advantage. We will discuss puck possession in the open ice and along the boards. You'll learn the tricks of the trade, so
you'll end up with the puck after an 1-on-1 battle.
HALF HOUR SCRIMMAGE EVERY CLASS
Including an hour long
scrimmage the last class.