Hockey Training - MetroRecPlex
1-618-589-3800 205 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Account Login

HOCKEY TRAINING

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30/60 MINUTE LESSONS

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons offer individualized training designed to be customizable and skill specific to each player. This is the best possible training environment to take your player to the next level. Sessions are 30 minutes long and offered at a variety of times based on age.

  • MetroRecPLex Members receive one FREE Training Consultation with Ice Coach.
  • Individual training plan developed specifically for your athlete.
  • Individualized Support from coach.

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Semi-Private Lessons offer low class sizes and affordable rates. Research shows that athletes tend to work harder around their peers. Semi-Private lessons are an excellent way to accelerate the learning experience. Must sign-up at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Low class size: 10 or fewer per section.
  • Affordable Rates.
  • The best of two worlds - social dimensions of a group setting with the accountability and attention of private lessons.

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS!

Aleksejs Ivasenko

Aleksejs Ivasenko is a Freshman at McKendree Univerisity, studying Economics and Finance. Originally from Riga, Latvia, Aleksejs has been playing hockey for 16 years and was trained by coaches from the NHL, NCAA D1, NCAA D3, ECHL, Soviet Union National Team, and Latvian National Team.

Aleksejs specializes on the defensive aspect of the sport that involves proper positioning in the zone, positioning on odd man rushes, puck movement, and the offensive blue line.

“As a player I have great understanding of what it is like to try to learn the sport. I know that it takes patience and hard work to succeed in hockey. As an instructor I will not only improve their skills on the ice, but also improve the key components of a great athlete: respect, discipline and passion.”

Fun Fact: Aleksejs speaks 3 languages- Latvian, Russian and English.

Dymtro Golovko

Dymtro Golobsko is a student at McKendree University and is majoring in Business Administration in Economics and Finance. Dymtro has been playing Hockey since he was 10 years old and played for the number one club in his home country, Ukraine, from 2007-2009. After coming to the United States in 2011 to play for the AA Club Team Holly Hurricanes and to attend Glouchester Catholic High School. In 2016, he began his career with the McKendree University D2 Hockey Team.

“I taught camps and gave private lessons in Ukraine during summer and winter. In the past year here, I have been given the opportunity to teach various age groups and work with a lot of Ice Hawks players. It’s been a really great experience.”

Fun Fact: Dymtro graduated from two high schools. One in Ukraine, National Online school of Ukraine and a second school in United States, Nashua Christian Academy.

Jason Beilke

Jason Beilke comes to us from the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He is a senior hockey player for McKendree’s D2 team and the current assistant captain and S.A.A.C representative. He is currently earning a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Jason has been playing hockey for 18 years, has played at almost every level and was a member of the 2017 MACHA Gold Champions with the McKendree Bearcats. As a coach, Jason aims to be more specific with proper technique rather than just doing drills. Individuals often seek lessons from Jason as they are transitioning from learn to skate to the hockey side of things.

“Hockey has taught me that there will always be challenges, and you always need to find the way to overcome them. It has also taught me how to become a leader and to step it up when I needed to. Without hockey I would not be the person I am today which in turn is why I try to give back to the community as much as I can.”

Fun Fact: Jason was a member of the Naperville Sabres 2012 State Championship team that finished 3rd in the USA Hockey National Tournament.

Devan Lesch

Hello everyone! My name is Devan Lesch and I am originally from Chicago, IL (yes that does make me a Chicago Blackhawks fan!). I started skating at the age of two and a half years old. I started playing Ice Hockey when I was four years old. I played AAA ice hockey from grade school all the way until my Senior year in High school. During my grade school and high school hockey careers I earned the opportunity to become one of the captains a couple different teams. Throughout high school I was also a volunteer coach for one of the learn to skate programs near my family’s home. I also did some volunteering for the Tomahawks which is a special needs ice hockey team. After high school I went to Marian University (Fond du Lac, WI) where I played on the NCAA D3 Women’s Ice Hockey team. While I was playing at Marian I earned the position as leading goal scorer during my Sophomore year of college. While at Marian I obtained a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Coaching. After I graduated from Marian University I moved to Belleville, IL to obtain a coaching position as one of the Assistant Coaches for the Women’s Ice Hockey team at Lindenwood Belleville-University. During my time coaching at Lindenwood, my team and I achieved the Division Champion title during the 2016-217 season along with making it to Nationals two years in a row. While at Lindenwood-Belleville I also obtained a Masters in School Counseling, I currently work as a School Based and Crisis Counselor at Chestnut Health Systems! I cannot wait to get out on the ice and have some fun! Can’t wait to meet all of you!

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