The Edmonton Oilers Hockey School in partnership with the Okanagan Hockey School has provided leading edge instruction since 1963. Edmonton Oilers Hockey School has recognized that the new rules have significantly altered hockey at all levels to a game of unprecedented speed and skill. Collectively, with over 50 years of NHL playing experience, our full time hockey staff has designed comprehensive hockey specific programs to address these changes.
Players will be grouped according to age and ability. It is our main objective in the Elite Programs to put together a group of players who have reached a high level of the basic skills for their age, and are thus prepared to undertake a more rigorous program with regard to skating, passing and shooting, puck control, checking and team play. Entrance to our elite programs are limited to players playing rep hockey throughout the current season.
In addition to three hours of daily on-ice instruction, students participate in an extensive off-ice program which focuses on core strength training and plyometerics specifically designed for the needs of young hockey players.
The Edmonton Oilers Hockey School Skill Center focuses on shooting and is used daily by all groups at the Edmonton Oilers Hockey School. Players work on their shooting and puck handling skills at the Edmonton Oilers Skill Center on our synthetic plastic surface. Nets, radar guns, shooter tooters, pucks, targets, stick handlers, slide boards and ball machines for the goaltenders are all teaching tools and equipment used in the Skills Center.