This is not a conditioning clinic. Our focus is on developing proper skating technique and teaching the players the concepts behind the techniques so they can better understand the system. We start by slowing the players down and teaching them the correct way of skating. Then we bring the player back up to speed. We may add in a puck, and put them into game type situations at the instructors discretion or at the Elite Workshop. The The players will develop a Longer stride, use Less energy, and will be able to skate Faster!
I usually start off the first session by working on forward and backward skating. The reason for this is because the rest of the clinic builds off of techniques that are covered within these two basic techniques.
The above is offered to you as guideline only. The actual order and the skills presented will vary based on the instructors assessment of the skill level of the players. The instructor may skip over some parts in order to focus on skills that need more work or may present additional material not covered above.
by Alan Noble, Instructor Team Trainer