This clinic includes off ice checking, video and two hours of on ice. It is designed for the hockey player ages 6 to 14 years old. In the game of hockey it is important to know how to give and receive a check for obvious safety concerns. In fact, 87% of all injuries that occur in hockey are directly related to body checking. Effective use of the body becomes more important at the older ages, learning good technique at an early age is critical. Availability is limited.
Mandatory for all 12U players entering 14U
Body Contact (8U 10U 12U) Recommended for all levels including Recreation
This section teaches safety, angling, stick checks, sweep checks, poke checks, puck protection, winning the one on one battles and separating your opponent from the puck while regaining control of the puck. We separate students into similar ages and skill sets.
Body Checking (14U) Mandatory for 12U Players entering 14U Select
This section teaches safety, angling, how to give and receive a check, hip checks, pinching, puck protection, winning the one on one battles, separating your opponent from the puck and some defensive strategies. We separate students into similar ages and groups.
Times: 9am to 3pm
Levels: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U
Instructor: Doug Kirton
Location: Kirkland and Renton
Learning body checking techniques are very important to the young hockey player, especially with the recent advancements and knowledge surrounding concussion diagnosis and prevention.