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.

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OSHP AT-HOME SKILLS (ONLINE)

OSHP At-Home Skills is a brand new ONLINE skill development program which will not only help each player stay sharp, but actually improving while they are at home. Our experienced and attentive lead instructors will provide 35 minutes of instruction including direct coaching and feedback while players are put through a series of drills each session

OSHP AT-HOME GOALIE SKILLS (ONLINE)

OSHP At-Home Goalie Skills is a brand new ONLINE skill development program which will not only help each goalie stay sharp, but actually improving while they are at home. Our experienced and attentive lead instructors will provide 35 minutes of instruction including direct coaching and feedback while players are put through a series of drills each session

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.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 13 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 14

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.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 13 / Richcraft Sensplex- February 14

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.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 14

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.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 14

GIRLS ONLY SHOOTING

Develop the skills needed to fill the net in our Girls Only Shooting program designed exclusively for female players.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 13

OSHP SPECIALTY PROGRAM

Players will participate in a different Ottawa Senators Hockey Program Specialty clinic each week working on a wide variety of unique skills to help theme excel next season.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 14

GOALIE ACADEMY

The Goalie Academy is designed to improve each participant’s technique, mobility, and positioning through a combination of small group work and targeted one-on-one instruction with our best Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs goaltending instructors.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 13 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 13

LITTLE SENS SELECTS

The ultimate advanced skill development stream for competitive-minded advanced 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 born players.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14

SHOOTING MASTERS

All shooting, all the time in this competitive level program! Join the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs Team for a program designed specifically around improving your shot. Work one everything from wrist shots to backhands, stationary shooting to shooting in motion

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 13

OSHP EDGE CONTROL

Develop the skills needed to master all four edges with lessons focusing on stride extension/recovery, pivots and more!

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 11

OSHP ADVANCED SKILLS SESSIONS

The 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 restricted to competitive players only.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 13 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 13

DOMINANT DEFENDER

Develop into a dominant defender with this program designed specifically for defensemen! This program is restricted to competitive only.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 13

ELITE POSITIONAL TRAINING

Develop the skills to be an offensive threat or a top defender with this elite level training.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14

TIME & SPACE/OFFENSIVE ATTACK

The Time & Space / Offensive Attack Clinic is designed to make you a bigger threat in the offensive zone and develop your attacking skills.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 11

POWER EDGE PRO (PEP)

Power Edge Pro is an on-ice player development system utilizing propriety equipment and training patterns. The system focuses on Reactive Countering Training; engaging multiple motor skills simultaneously to develop a player’s performance. 

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 14 / Richcraft Sensplex – February 13

OSHP PRACTICE & PLAY ON!

Designed to provide players the opportunity to develop both their individual skills and tactics in game-like settings, this program will feature 10-minutes of individual skill development, focused on a different skill each week, followed by modified 4-on-4 games to finish the ice time.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 13

2020-21 Senators 4-on-4 & 3-on-3 Development Sessions

Designed to allow players to work on their individual skills and tactics in game-like settings! Warm-up drills will provide an opportunity for skill development and ensure that all players are ready to display maximum effort from the first possession of their scrimmage.

Next session begins: Bell Sensplex – February 13

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]

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 offer a NEW spring hockey program like no other which combine weekly skill development, team practices (spring AAA program only), free flowing league games, and the very best spring tournaments available in our region. 

Past OSHP Programs

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

A recreational level program focused on improving all skills needed to enjoy hockey more than ever before

SHOOTING 101

All shooting, all the time! Join the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs Team for a program designed specifically around improving your shot. Work one everything from wrist shots to backhands, stationary shooting to shooting in motion

SPECIALTY CLINICS

The Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs Specialty Clinics offer players the opportunity to hone one fundamental skill in a 60 to 90-minute (as indicated below) session with our best instructors. Each clinic has a narrow focus that emphasizes an essential skill through small group work in stations and consistent error detection and correction.

SENATORS SHOOTING & SCORING BY BRAD SMYTH

Develop the skill needed to put the puck in the back of the net with a program designed and led by AHL Hall of Famer and former Ottawa Senator Brad Smyth.

OSHP SEPTEMBER SKATES

OSHP September Skates is a brand new program running Saturdays at both the Bell and Richcraft Sensplex. One hour sessions will feature mostly high pace, full-ice skating, puck control and conditioning drills, with and without pucks. This program is open to players of all abilities.

COMPLETE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Become a great all-around player with a class designed to hone the fundamental skills needed to succeed this season! 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 stick-handling, puck control, shooting, and passing.

OSHP TOTAL DEVELOPMENT

OSHP Total Development features weekly Power Edge Pro (PEP) sessions led by top OSHP and PEP certified instructors AND off-ice sessions design and led by the FitQuest team. This program is restricted 2006-10 born players that play Tier I or II hockey only.

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Semi-Private Lessons are 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 Jesse Hale, 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. 

OTTAWA SENATORS FIRST SHIFT

NEW this season, the Ottawa Senators First Shift program will provide participants all the same benefits as the previous Little Sens Learn To Play Program including 10 weeks of instruction, head to toe equipment and a visit from Senators alumni.

Ottawa Senators First Shift is open to boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 10 years old*, who have never previously enrolled in minor hockey within Canada.