The Ottawa Senators® Hockey Programs are dedicated to continuing to provide the local hockey community with skill development programs that will compliment each player. It is for this exact reason that we have decided to re-introduce a select set of new specialty clinics to our youth hockey program lineup for the Winter. Join our professionally-trained development staff on the ice for sessions that are specifically designed to improve individual skills that all participants need to take their game to the next level. Check out all available sessions offered at the Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex!

KEY DETAILS- BELL SENSPLEX

Ages:2012 to 2016
Cost:$210 for Full Program (6 Sessions), $70 for 2 Sessions, $45 for a Drop In
Where: Bell Sensplex
When: Monday’s at 6:15pm and 7:15pm (1hr Sessions)
DatesMar 4, 18, and 25
Skill Requirements:This program is open to players of all skill levels.

Program Descriptions (Bell Sensplex)

Come out to all sessions or a select few! It’s completely up to you. Register for whichever session you feel will benefit your player the most! See all available sessions below…

Essential Defensive Skills: Offered on Mar 4 and Mar 25 at 6:15pm

The ability for a defenseman or defensive forward to retrieve pucks, control the puck while skating backwards, and always shooting with a purpose, is integral for their position. This specialty session will increase the players comfortability with these skills and provide elite tips and suggestions to improve their overall defensive game. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

– Offensive and defensive retrievals
– Getting off the walls fast
– Situational awareness when retrieving (Shoulder checks, head on a swivel)
– Timing / Maintaining footspeed
– Shooting with eyes up and with a purpose
– Skating backwards while controlling a puck

In-Tight Scoring: Offered on Mar 4 and Mar 25 at 7:15pm

Scoring goals only becomes more difficult as you progress through the ranks. Most goals are scored within the blue paint or within small windows in the slot. This session will focus on increasing scoring IQ close to the net, adjusting positioning for rebounds, and working on quick release shooting. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

– Scoring in-tight to the net both above and below the goal line
Wraparounds
– Quick release shooting in the slot
– Understanding reads / goalie positioning
– Adjusting body & stick positioning when recovering rebounds
– Creating space around the net to increase scoring chances
– Locating and settling bouncing pucks

Angling & Stick Checking: Offered on Mar 18 at 6:15pm

No matter what level of hockey you play, one of the greatest skills to perfect is angling. Being able to angle and separate player from puck, can be the difference between you and another player, making the higher levels. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

– Proper angling techniques & purpose of angling
– Matching the speed of the puck carrier
– Understanding closing the gap and limiting time and space
– Driving through the hands and stick for separation

Creating Time & Space: Offered on Mar 18 at 7:15pm

This program focuses on giving skaters the tools to create their own time and space across all areas of the ice. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

  • Quick cutbacks along the boards and in the corners
  • Calculated delays to deceive defenders
  • Protecting the puck in tight spaces and making decisions under pressure.

Skaters will do these skills at a game like pace to increase their recognition of these opportunities come game time.

KEY DETAILS- RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX

Ages:2012 to 2016
Cost:$280 for Full Program (8 Sessions), $70 for 2 Sessions, $45 for a Drop In
Where: Richcraft Sensplex
When: Tuesday’s at 5:15pm and 6:15pm (1hr Sessions)
DatesFeb 27, Mar 5, Mar 19, Mar 26
Skill Requirements:This program is open to players of all skill levels.

Program Descriptions (Richcraft Sensplex)

Come out to all sessions or a select few! It’s completely up to you. Register for whichever session you feel will benefit your player the most! See all available sessions below…

Essential Defensive Skills: Offered on Feb 27 and Mar 19 at 5:15pm

The ability for a defenseman or defensive forward to retrieve pucks, control the puck while skating backwards, and always shooting with a purpose, is integral for their position. This specialty session will increase the players comfortability with these skills and provide elite tips and suggestions to improve their overall defensive game. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

– Offensive and defensive retrievals
– Getting off the walls fast
– Situational awareness when retrieving (Shoulder checks, head on a swivel)
– Timing / Maintaining footspeed
– Shooting with eyes up and with a purpose
– Skating backwards while controlling a puck

In-Tight Scoring: Offered on Mar 5 and Mar 26 at 5:15pm

Scoring goals only becomes more difficult as you progress through the ranks. Most goals are scored within the blue paint or within small windows in the slot. This session will focus on increasing scoring IQ close to the net, adjusting positioning for rebounds, and working on quick release shooting. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

– Scoring in-tight to the net both above and below the goal line
Wraparounds
– Quick release shooting in the slot
– Understanding reads / goalie positioning
– Adjusting body & stick positioning when recovering rebounds
– Creating space around the net to increase scoring chances
– Locating and settling bouncing pucks

Angling & Stick Checking: Offered on Feb 27 and Mar 19 at 6:15pm

No matter what level of hockey you play, one of the greatest skills to perfect is angling. Being able to angle and separate player from puck, can be the difference between you and another player, making the higher levels. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

– Proper angling techniques & purpose of angling
– Matching the speed of the puck carrier
– Understanding closing the gap and limiting time and space
– Driving through the hands and stick for separation

Creating Time & Space: Offered on Mar 5 and Mar 26 at 6:15pm

This program focuses on giving skaters the tools to create their own time and space across all areas of the ice. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

  • Quick cutbacks along the boards and in the corners
  • Calculated delays to deceive defenders
  • Protecting the puck in tight spaces and making decisions under pressure.

Skaters will do these skills at a game like pace to increase their recognition of these opportunities come game time.


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