“A summer hockey development program with a difference!”
The Lancaster Phoenix Summer Selects is a short, intense hockey development program designed to enhance both offensive and defensive team play, taught in an age-appropriate manner by former professional hockey coaches. The program emphasis will be to teach players positional responsibilities, proper reads and appropriate reactions in all three zones of the ice within a team framework. Players will be challenged to “learn and think the game.”
The program is offered to players at the Squirt (2008/2009), Peewee (2006/2007), and Bantam (2004/2005) age levels. A team of no more than 16 skaters and 2 goaltenders will be selected at each age level from an on-ice evaluation held in accordance with AAHA tryout dates for spring/summer teams. Teams will have six one-hour on-ice training sessions enhanced with classroom instruction utilizing professional hockey video. Each team will compete in two tournaments at a skill-appropriate level. Five of the training sessions will take place preceding the tournaments with the final session held the week between tournaments. Players will receive a team play handbook summarizing program content.
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