Youth Hockey Programs

The Ottawa Senators® Hockey Programs youth skill development programs focus on individual skill development that will compliment each player’s team game. Our instructors use a progressive teaching methodology covering skating, stick-handling, shooting, puck protection, and many other dynamic hockey skills. Players will benefit immensely from our drills which they will find challenging and which will help push them to the next level.

Pro-rated sessions and a limited number of drop- in arrangements are available. Please email us at [email protected] for details and options.

PROGRAMS WAIVER 

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View our full seasonal lineups by clicking our facility links below!

SPRING PROGRAMSSUMMER DAY PROGRAMSSUMMER EVENING PROGRAMSSUMMER LUNCHTIME/AFTERNOON PROGRAMS
BELL SENSPLEXBELL SENSPLEXBELL SENSPLEXBELL SENSPLEX
RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX
CAVANAGH SENSPLEX

INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMS

SPARTY LEARN 2 SKATE

There is no better way for kids to have fun learning how to skate than with everybody’s favorite mascot: Sparty!

Next sessions: April 22nd (BELL Sensplex), April 27th (RICHCRAFT Sensplex), SPRING AND SUMMER SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

INTRO 2 HOCKEY

Introduce your son or daughter to Canada’s favorite game, in a fun, supportive environment under the watchful eye of our best Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs instructors.

Spring Sessions Starting: April 18 (BELL Sensplex), April 2 and 27 (RICHCRAFT Sensplex), SPRING AND SUMMER SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

IP FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS

The IP Fundamental Skills program is dedicated to teaching the foundational skills needed by all hockey players, in a once-per-week format designed to supplement their minor hockey program as an IP or Junior Fundamentals player.

Spring Sessions Starting: April 18 (BELL Sensplex), April 2 and 27 (RICHCRAFT Sensplex), SPRING AND SUMMER SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

SHOOTING & PUCK CONTROL

Develop the ability to shoot with accuracy, quickness and power, the confidence to maintain and control the puck in every game situation, and the stick-handling techniques needed to take your game to the next​ level. This program is open to players of all abilities.

Spring Sessions Starting: April 15th (BELL Sensplex) / April 2nd (RICHCRAFT Sensplex), SPRING AND SUMMER SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

PERFORMANCE & POWER SKATING

The Performance & Power Skating program is designed to push participants to become more efficient and powerful skaters. It will include lessons on forward and backwards stride, starts & stops, crossovers, tight turns and overall lateral mobility. This program is open to players of all abilities.

Spring Sessions Starting: April 11 (BELL Sensplex)/April 8 (RICHCRAFT Sensplex), SPRING AND SUMMER SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

GOALIE ACADEMY powered by Goalie Performance Center

A low goalie to coach ratio to maximize training time and feedback. These smaller groups also allow us to create weekly development plans for each goalie’s specific needs. Development plans are based on Hockey Canada, Finland, and Sweden’s goalie development models with a special emphasis on mobility, balance, edge control, agility, tracking, active stick, active hands, and post play.

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Designed to give players the one-on-one instruction that they need to thrive in all game situations. Each session is designed by Head of Hockey Development Jake Bullen and led by our best senior Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs instructors, with a ratio of one instructor to a maximum of four players in order to allow for instant error detection and correction. We are currently offering both Recreational (House League – Rep B) and competitive (Rep A and above).

Spring Sessions Starting: April 8th (RICHCRAFT Sensplex), SPRING SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

POP-UP HOCKEY CLINICS

Choose from a variety of our popular beginner, recreational, and competitive programs in a single session Pop-Up clinic! If your looking for more skill development throughout the hockey season but don’t want to commit to our 10 week programs, these clinics are the perfect option for your hockey player!

Please Note- These clinics do not run on a consistent basis and have limited space

Next Sessions: June 8th (Intro 2 Hockey, IP Fundamentals, Shooting & Puck Control, and Performance & Power Skating @ Bell Sensplex)

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS

HOLMES AND HOCKEY

Holmes & Hockey Development Program provides competitive players with a combination of what they need (elite level speed & edge training) and what they want (sticks on pucks, hockey specific development) over the course of a one-hour session

Sessions are ongoing throughout the Hockey Season! SPRING AND SUMMER SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

SENATORS SPRING HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT

Looking for a spring hockey team for your son or daughter? We’ve got one for you! The Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs are proud to present a spring hockey program like no other which combine weekly skill development, team practices, free flowing league games, and the very best spring tournaments or AAA leagues available in our region. 

TEAM & ASSOCIATION SKILL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Ottawa Senators® Hockey Programs offers association and team skill development sessions led by our team of advanced instructors. We work closely with association executives and coaches to create plans for specialized skill development. Click for more information or inquire directly with us at [email protected].

SESSIONS OFFERED THIS SUMMER

GIRLS SHOOTING & SCORING

Addresses key areas involved in shooting that we believe will help our participants take their offensive game to the next level! Players will develop proper shooting fundamentals including proper hand placement, weight transfer and follow through. In addition to working on more specialized shots including backhands and quick release shooting.

Next Session: July 2024

DOMINANT DEFENDER

Develop into a dominant defender with this program designed specifically for defensemen!  This program is restricted to players playing competitive hockey this season.

Next Session: July 2024

GIRLS ONLY DOMINANT DEFENDER

Develop into a dominant defender with this program designed specifically for defensemen!  This program is restricted to players playing competitive hockey this season.

Next Session: July 2024

RECREATIONAL SPECIALTY CLINICS

Incorporating a variety of diverse clinics designed to address individual aspects within a player’s game. Our recreational specialty clinics cover everything from defensive minded strategy to exploring new ways for scoring around the net and much more! This program is restricted to players that are currently playing recreational hockey this season.

Next session: July 2024

COMPETITIVE SPECIALTY CLINICS

Incorporating a variety of diverse clinics designed to address individual aspects within a player’s game. Our competitive specialty clinics are tailored toward combining speed, hockey IQ, mobility, and offensive/defensive minded situations to fully enhance a players skill set! This program is restricted to players that are currently playing competitive hockey this season.

Next session: July 2024

ADVANCED SCORING

Develop the tools to dominant the offensive zone and capitalize on your offensive opportunities with the Advanced Scoring Program! This program is designed specifically for competitive caliber players.

Next session: July 2024

GIRLS ONLY ADVANCED SCORING

Develop the tools to dominant the offensive zone and capitalize on your offensive opportunities with the Advanced Scoring Program! This program is designed specifically for competitive caliber players.

Next session: July 2024

OSHP ADVANCED SKILLS

Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs (OSHP) Advanced Skills sessions will feature top instructors delivering group instruction and pushing competitive-calibre players through advanced skill development drills! This program is designed specifically for competitive caliber players.

Next session: July 2024

CREATING TIME AND SPACE

The Creating Time & Space camp is designed to make you a bigger threat in the offensive zone and develop your attacking skills. With drills aimed to enhance a players speed, in tight puck maneuvers, and making plays under pressure! This program is designed specifically for competitive caliber players.

Next session: July 2024

ANGLING AND BODY POSITIONING

This camp is intended to build on players hockey IQ away from the puck in addition with teaching strategies and techniques to better enhance a players ability to regain possession of the puck. This program is designed specifically for competitive caliber players.

Next session: July 2024

NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME

LITTLE SENS SELECTS

An advanced skill development stream for competitive-minded advanced 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 born players. Click “View Program” to see the restrictions on this program.

Next session: Fall Season (unreleased)

No sessions offered in the Spring

COMPLETE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

The Complete Player Development program will teach proper skating habits – designed to make you a more powerful and efficient skater – while also giving you thorough instruction on the proper methods of stickhandling, puck control, shooting, and passing.

Next session: Fall Season (unreleased)

No sessions offered in the Spring

Refund Policy: Read our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

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