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Adult Skills Clinics

Regular Season 2019

Beginner and intermediate clinics for adult hockey players

Our adult skills clinics allow adults to learn the game of hockey, even if they never played as a youth. We'll teach you individual fundamentals and you'll learn about playing on a team. Come join the fun!

Find more information and details below.

New Registration System

We are excited to present you with a new registration experience - NSC Event HQ. This system will streamline your enrollment process and give you more access to your customer account. Use this system to register for Adult Skills Clinic.

If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create a new User ID. Click Here to get started, then click 'Log in' in the upper right corner. Contact the program registrar with any questions and for support.

Clinics Offered

  • Beginner Coed Clinics: For skaters just starting out in hockey or skaters that have not been on the ice for some time. Our staff will start with the basics and introduce you to the general skills of the game.
  • Intermediate Coed: For skaters that want to advance from our Beginner Clinics or have some hockey background. Our staff will continue with the basics and general skills but will also add in flow drills and light competition.

Clinic Dates

  • Spring Session: March - April
  • Summer Session: June - August

Player Development Features

  • Emphasis on general skills such as power skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, scoring, speed and agility training.
  • Proper form for each skill learned through demonstration and analysis.
  • Each player will leave this program with the knowledge of how and why they must master these skills.
  • NEW: Scrimmage sessions will be scheduled for additional ice time. Participants will have the opportunity to apply individual skills and team concepts in a game situation.

Team Player Development Features

  • Emphasis on the importance of team play and how to utilize each player on your team.
  • Players will understand the importance of each position on the ice.
  • Player will learn offensive, defensive, neutral zone, and breakout strategies.

On-Ice Training

Each participant will receive eight, 1 hour and 15 minute practices. All practices held at the Schwan Super Rink.

Program Staff

Successful player development starts with top level instruction. To ensure this, the NSC Hockey Development program provides its coaches and instructors with a curriculum focused on complete player development. We have assembled a staff second to none. Our staff members are all motivated to help young hockey players reach their highest level of hockey. Here are just a few you will see this summer:

David Cole

  • 10+ Years of Skill Development and Coaching
  • Emphasis in fundamental skill development

Other Key Staff Members

  • HBTC /FHIT Player Development

Program Fee

  • $155 per skater
  • $80 per goalie
  • $2,300 per team (15 minimum, no maximum) (10+pm start times) 
  • Note: We must have 15 skaters minimum to offer a session.
  • Refund up to one week prior to the start of the session
  • No refund after session starts 
  • Surcharge Fee

    • The National Sports Center has instituted a 2% surcharge on all submitted card payments to help cover a portion of the processing fees assessed to the NSC by the card processing companies. Customers can avoid the fee by paying with an e-check with online registration.

Registration Deadline

  • Winter Adult Skill Clinics: February 22 or when full
  • Summer Adult Skill Clinics: June 1 or when full

Equipment

Required equipment include helmet, shin pads, elbow pads and gloves. Full equipment is recommended.  A program jersey will be supplied to each participant.


Eric Besse

Program Director

Phone: 763-717-3210

Cheryl Blaker

Registrar

Phone: 763-717-3229

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