SPRING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DATES Week of April 2 – Week of May 7, 2018
Players are grouped with players of like ability to enhance and encourage skill development. If a birth year group is large
in numbers, the group will be split into two sessions and groups are split based on player ability. The RoughRiders Hockey
Club reserves the right to move players between sessions or remove players.
Birth Years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
April 2: three sessions
April 9: two sessions
April 16: three sessions
April 23: two sessions
April 30: three sessions
May 7: two sessions
One session per week is designed to develop and challenge players in the individual skill aspects of development with repetitive muscle memory patterns such as, dynamic skating and edges, puck skills, shooting, giving and receiving passes.
One session per week is designed toward developing the individual game skills.
This session will build on the individual
skills and add in decision-making processes with a teammate or an opponent with a progression into small area games that incorporate those individual skills and decision-making processes.
On weeks with a third session, that session is dedicated to power skating skills—edges, turns, cutbacks, transitions, stride mechanics, etc.
Goaltenders will have one goalie session
per week with our RoughRiders Goaltending coach, Timm Lorenz, in addition to their birth year skates. Goalies will be challenged to compete and work on reading plays, rebound control, and to become more hockey aware through competition in small area gamesand skill drills.
n Includes all on- and oﬀ-ice sessions
n (15 on-ice and 6 oﬀ-ice) jersey and socks
Once each birth year group is together, families and coaches may choose to attenda tournament later in the Spring or Summer. This is an additional cost and is optional.
ROUGHRIDERS FALL TEAM TRYOUTS
May 11-13, 2018
A separate registration is required for Tryouts.