Aaron’s Calgary Schedule
Rates: Team Training – 60 Minutes – $300
Team Training – 75 Minutes – $325
*Please note the rates are the same for 1 or 2 team sessions. For more information on how to utilize Aaron’s time please see Coaches Options below the calendar.
TO VIEW AARON’S SCHEDULE AND BOOK HIM FOR YOUR PRACTICE: 1.) Scroll to the date you are interested in booking him to see his availability for that day.
2.) Email [email protected] to request a time with him.
▪ 60 min lecture off ice discussing methodology, terminology and teaching techniques
▪ 1 hour on ice (association would need to book ice) session reinforcing message taught in off ice lecture & further demonstrating how to teach specific skating techniques on ice. Cost is to be determined
Note: Coaching clinics are effective, but the most effective way to learn how to teach techniques and run practices is by having coaches on ice for the practice
Coaches Options for using Aaron at your practice
Aaron works with a selected group during the entire, or partial scheduled practice time. For example, while coaches are working with the forwards in one area of the ice Aaron will be working with the defencemen or forwards on another area of the ice. In the past coaches have used Aaron from ringette line to goal line, blue line to goal line, redline to goalie, blue line to blue line (neutral zone) and also the redline or a circle only. Aaron does not need a lot of room when he is working with a group of 6 to 12.
The coach can designate any of the areas listed above to rotate his players through Aaron’s skating specific station. This is using Aaron’s time in a more effective way then option 1.
Aaron will work with your entire team for the first 15 to 20 minutes from the goal line to far blue line while the goalies work with a goalie coach or other coaches. We then split the team into 2 groups. Aaron will work with group 1 while the team’s coaches work with group 2 and then switch after 20 minutes. This allows the goalies to stay active while the coaches can work on special teams or forwards/defencemen only. In return Aaron has a chance to work closer with each individual and also focus on more specific movements, such as defencemen closing the gap and maximizing their first few steps, speed and efficiency.
Aaron will run your entire practice with your full team. A coach or goalie coach is recommended to assist Aaron in working with the goalies if they are attending practice.
NOTE: Aaron highly recommends all coaches associated with the team attend these sessions so they can reinforce proper technique and assist him in correcting ineffective tendencies.
Below are some specific skating techniques Aaron has worked on with some current and past teams:
1) Posterior, anterior and lateral balance and edge control.
2) First 3 steps in multi-directions, with and without the puck.
3) Lateral power and quickness, with and without the puck.
4) Tight turns and pivots followed by an efficient first few cross-overs, with and without the puck.
5) Glide turns and pivots that maintain and gain speed followed by an efficient first few cross-overs, with and without the puck.
Head Coach – Shaw Meadows Novice 3
Our Novice 3 team was privileged to welcome Coach Aaron to our 2014/15 developmental program. His ability to touch on fundamental skating skills helped raise the game of all of our kids: both those playing at a high level for their age group and those who required extra attention.
By incorporating our coaching staff in to the program, our group was left better prepared to focus on this aspect of our team’s game after our sessions had concluded. The value received to our team as a whole by partnering with AK Hockey shines above any other similar program introduced to my groups to date.
For value and results, I highly recommend AKHockey and their teachings to any minor hockey coaches seeking to take all of their player’s skating abilities to the next level.
Peewee Development Coach, Steamboat Springs Stampede Hockey
Aaron offered a fresh look at ‘Hockey Skating’ rather than the common power skating drills. Each one of our kids in the program was able to benefit from the unique approach to skating efficiently and acceleration. The techniques were not something that you would see every day!