The Elite Prep Skaters Instructional Program is designed to increase a player’s pace of play while developing the execution of individual skill mechanics.
It should be recognized that this specialized program is not for average athletes, and can only be as “Elite” as the attitude, ability, performance and desire of each individual who makes up the group.
Players will be grouped according to age and ability. Our main objective is 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 prep programs are limited to players playing rep hockey throughout the current season.
In addition to 2.5 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 Okanagan Hockey School Skill Centre focuses on shooting and is used daily by all groups. Players will work on their shooting and puck handling skills at the Okanagan Skill Centre on our synthetic plastic surface. Nets, radar guns, shooter tutors, pucks, targets, stick handlers, slide boards and ball machines for the goaltenders are all teaching tools and equipment used in the Skills Centre.