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Our Development Program is tailored toward intermediate hockey players who are seeking to improve their skills in a supportive and motivating setting. Through a combination of skill development drills, power skating, and small-area games, we aim to help participants reach their full potential. This program is more advanced than our Learn-to-Play program, and is suitable for players who aspire to join our Academy teams or supplement their house league or select program with additional training.
At TOP Hockey, we are proud to offer professional coaching with a low player-to-coach ratio at all sessions. Our coaches are highly trained, passionate professionals who are dedicated to providing top-notch technical training and engaging sessions to help players advance their hockey journey. In addition, we are one of the only programs in the city to offer a ski-friendly hockey program.
Each week, players in our program will receive structured on-ice training from professional coaches. This will consist of roughly 30 minutes of skill development and 20 minutes of small-area games. During the skill development portion, players will rotate through various stations on the ice, alternating between "teaching" zones and "mini-game" zones. We believe that this balance between technical instruction and game play will help participants learn the fundamental skills of hockey and also foster a love for the sport.
Programming Note: This is not a Learn-to-Play program. Participants MUST complete a Learn-to-Play program first before continuing on to the Development Program. All ice sessions include a 10-minute window for the Zamboni, icetimes are typically 50-minutes.
If you would like to sign up your child, please click on the link below for the appropriate session and fill out the registration form. The link will take you to the Front Office website. If you have already signed up for one of our programs in the past, you should be able to use your existing login information. If not, you will need to create a new account. If you have any difficulties with the app, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’re happy to help.
Location: Hockey Factory
Fall Term (Sept-Dec): Mondays 6:15pm-7:15pm or Wednesdays, 7:15pm-8:15pm
Winter Term (Jan-Mar): Mondays 6:15pm-7:15pm or Wednesdays, 7:15pm-8:15pm
Ages: 2012-2016 birthyears (players will be grouped by ability)
2023-2024 Season Registration
Registration for the 2023-2024 season will open on April 19th @ 12pm after the TOP Hockey Academy Tryout period finishes.
Updated information on times, days, and locations for this program will be posted online by Mid-March.
Dates: September 12th, 2022 - December 21st, 2022
Ages: 2012-2016 birthyears (Players will be grouped by ability)
Location: Hockey Factory (Finch + Vic Park)
Dates: January 9th, 2023 - March 29th, 2023
Ages: 2012-2016 birthyears (Players will be grouped by ability) Location: Hockey Factory (Finch + Vic Park)
Can I request my child to be with a friend?
Yes! The social aspect of team sports is very important, so friend requests are encouraged. That said, before making a friend request please consider the impact on your child's overall development on the ice and whether they are at the same level as their friend.
What is the format of the program?
During each week players will participate in structured on-ice development with professional coaches, including 35 mins of skill development and 15 mins of small-area games. During the skills portion, players will rotate through a series of zones on the ice, which will be split between “teaching” zones and “mini-game” zones. We believe that maintaining a balance between technical teaching time and gameplay time will accomplish the two primary goals for participants in the program – to learn the basic skills of hockey and to grow passion for the sport.
"I played everything. I played lacrosse, hockey, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up the skates and you played something else." - Wayne Gretzky
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