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Summer Skills for a Successful Season

Posted by Greg Carter

We are wrapping up another successful summer – our 27th! – of teaching youth hockey skills to players across the country, and what a summer it’s been! We have seen some incredible work ethic from players in all age and skill categories, all skating hard to become better hockey players.

It seems like with each passing summer the skills of youth hockey players continue to improve. Shot speed and accuracy. Edgework. Speed. Agility. Powerskating. Passion! 

And now with the 2021-22 youth hockey season just around the corner, it’s time to reflect on all of the skills you improved on over the summer. And, it’s time to put them to work!

For some players this means having the best tryouts you can. For others who are already on a team for the season, it means showing up the first day of practice primed and ready to go.

A few key questions to ask yourself prior to the season:

  • What skills did I need to improve on over the summer and did I achieve my goals?
  • What did I learn at summer hockey school that can help me contribute to my team this season?
  • What are my goals for this season for myself and my team?

We hope that you enjoy the final few weeks of summer and that everything you learned at summer hockey school translates into a successful season. Remember, success comes before work only in the dictionary! If you are the hardest working player on the team, great things will happen this season. 

Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing you at the rink again soon! 

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