Speciality Clinics

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 introduce a select set of new specialty clinics to our youth hockey program lineup for the Fall and 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.

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

FALL 2022

ADVANCED SCORING (House A and Up- 2008 & 2009 & Competitive B and Up- 2010 & 2012- 2013 Competitive A and Up)

Scoring goals only becomes more difficult as you progress through the ranks. This session will focus on increasing scoring IQ close to the net, adjusting positioning for rebounds, and creating space for yourself when in prime scoring areas.

Sunday November 20th

Sunday December 11th

ANGLING/STICK-CHECKING (Competitive B and Up- 2013 Competitive A and Up)

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 is an integral skill that is used to easily separate elite players from everyone else.

Sunday November 27th

ULTRA-SPEED (Competitive AA & AAA Only)

This program builds upon the wildly successful and sold-out Ultra-Speed summer hockey camp. It will challenge players to perform skills and make decisions at ultra-high speeds to help them react to ever-changing game conditions each shift.

Sunday December 4th

WINTER 2023

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! Every week will be focused on a developing a different skill set and will be broken down as follows…

Week 1 (Jan 8, Feb 5 & Mar 12): Essential Defensive SkillsCLICK HERE FOR DROP INS

  • 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:
  1. Offensive and defensive retrievals
  2. Getting off the walls fast
  3. Situational awareness when retrieving (Shoulder checks, head on a swivel)
  4. Timing / Maintaining footspeed
  5. Shooting with eyes up and with a purpose
  6. Skating backwards while controlling a puck

Week 2 (Jan 15, Feb 12 & Mar 26): In-tight ScoringCLICK HERE FOR DROP INS

  • 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:
  1. Scoring in-tight to the net
    • Both above and below the goal line
  2. Wraparounds
  3. Quick release shooting in the slot
  4. Understanding reads / goalie positioning
  5. Adjusting body & stick positioning when recovering rebounds
  6. Creating space around the net to increase scoring chances
  7. Locating and settling bouncing pucks

Week 3 (Jan 22, Feb 26 & Apr 2): Angling/Stick CheckingCLICK HERE FOR DROP INS

  • 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:
  1. Proper angling techniques & purpose of angling
  2. Matching the speed of the puck carrier
  3. Understanding closing the gap and limiting time and space
  4. Driving through the hands and stick for separation

Week 4 (Jan 29, Feb 26 & Apr 9): Creating Time & SpaceCLICK HERE FOR DROP INS

  • This program focuses on giving skaters the tools to create their own time and space by working on cutbacks, delays, and protecting the puck in tight spaces. Skaters will do this at a game like pace to increase their recognition of these opportunities come game time.

NOTE: After the 4-week rotation, clinics will repeat but build on the skills learned from the previous session.

COMPETITIVE SPECIALTY CLINICS

If you’re looking to become a more complete and well-rounded player, the Ottawa Senators Hockey programs are pleased to release our second installation of our Competitive Specialty Clinics. Every week will be focused on a developing a different skill set and will be broken down as follows…

Week 1 (Jan 16, Feb 13 & Mar 27): Defensive RetrievalsCLICK HERE FOR DROP INS

The ability for a defenseman or defensive forward to retrieve pucks is an integral skill for their position. This specialty session will increase the comfortability and provide elite tips and suggestions to improve this aspect of a player’s game. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:

  1. Offensive and defensive retrievals
  2. Getting off the walls fast
  3. Importance of establishing mid-ice to improve passing & shot angles
  4. Situational awareness when retrieving (shoulder checks, head on a swivel)
  5. Deception when retrieving
  6. Timing and maintaining footspeed

Week 2 (Jan 23, Feb 27, Apr 3): Advanced ScoringCLICK HERE FOR DROP INS

  • Scoring goals only becomes more difficult as you progress through the ranks. This session will focus on increasing scoring IQ close to the net, adjusting positioning for rebounds, and creating space for yourself when in prime scoring areas. The following are the primary skills that will be focused on:
  1. Scoring in-tight to the net
    • Both above and below the goal line
  2. Wraparounds
  3. Understanding reads / goalie positioning
  4. Adjusting body & stick positioning when recovering rebounds
  5. Creating space around the net to increase scoring chances
  6. Locating and settling bouncing pucks

Week 3 (Jan 30 & Mar 6): Angling/Stick CheckingCLICK HERE FOR DROP INS

  • 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:
  1. Proper angling techniques & purpose of angling
  2. Matching the speed of the puck carrier
  3. Understanding closing the gap and limiting time and space
  4. Driving through the hands and stick for separation

Week 4 (Jan 6 & Mar 20): Ultra Speed CLICK HERE FOR DROP INS

  • This program builds upon the wildly successful and sold-out Ultra-Speed summer hockey camp. It will challenge players to perform skills and make decisions at ultra-high speeds to help them react to ever-changing game conditions each shift.

NOTE: After the 4-week rotation, clinics will repeat but build on the skills learned from the previous session.

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