Hockey Training

Plex Skate

A dynamic new program that focuses on teaching and mastering strong basic skills earlier to prepare skaters for all ice sports – hockey, and figure skating. On-ice delivery focusing on continuous movement emphasizes the use of newer and more dynamic group teaching concepts including the Fast Track, Fun Zone and station rotation all of which has been proven to increase practice opportunities and improve the rate of skill acquisition among skaters.  More visual aids and music are used to create a fun, stimulating and welcoming environment. The session also includes progress report cards and an exciting new series of award ribbons to achieve, in addition to the Level 1 to 6 badges.

1 coach per 8 skaters.

*Skate rentals included

OFFERED 12 Months / Year
6 week session

50 minute classes

Ages: 5 to 15 years old

Hockey Training

Ages: 6 to 8 yrs.

Beginner

Requirements:
Skaters must be able to skate forward. Bring helmet, hockey gloves, stick, shin pads, & stick. Coach player ratio 1:10 max .50 to 60 min class

Advanced

Requirements:
Skaters must be able to skate forward, backward, & stop OR completed Level 3 of Plex Skate. Full gear & stick required.

OFFERED
6 week sessions
Spring / Summer

Ages: 8 to 12 yrs.

Requirements:
Skaters must be able to skate forward, backward, & stop. Full gear & stick required

OFFERED
6 week sessions
All year

Ages: 12 to 14 yrs.

Requirements:
Skaters must be able to skate forward, backward, & stop. Full gear & stick required

OFFERED
12 months a year
6 week session

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.

All Private lessons will take place on designated sessions or Stick & Puck times. Ask Instructor for more details.

Meet Our On-ice Coaching Staff

The McKendree MetroRecPlex requires all of our coaching staff to be certified by USA Hockey, or the Professional Skating Association as well as be an active member of the USFSA. This ensures that the highest level of training is available to our members and skating students. Our goal is to provide the best on ice lesson experience as possible with our enthusiastic coaching staff.

Pricing

Members 30 minutes 60 minutes
Cost per session $34 $69

Aleksejs Ivasenko

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Dymtro Golovko

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Dylan Mueth

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Mini Hockey Bootcamps

Hockey Bootcamp training sessions will be led by McKendree MetroRecPlex instructors, who will help improve the hockey players’ skill set. The first portion of the class will focus on power skating, followed by stick handling, passing, and shooting. The session concludes with skill reinforcement drills.

Each week will have a progressive focus/format to help the player get back into playing the game with confidence.

The first portion of the class will focus on power skating, followed by stick handling, passing, and shooting. The session concludes with skill reinforcement drills. Each week will have a progressive focus/format to help the player get back into playing the game with 1 instructor to 5 players (1:10max). See MMRP social distancing protocol in effect. Spectators limited to 1 per participant.

30/60 Minutes Lessons