Spring Development Program

Registration is now closed for the 2021-2022 Spring Development program.

The Glenlake Minor Hockey Club (Glenlake) will be offering a Spring Development Program from April 4 to June 10. Our Spring Development Program is almost full, spaces are still available in the following sessions (registration link at the bottom of the page):

  • Body checking clinics (for 2008-2009 born players);
  • U13/U15 (2007 to 2010 born players) forward and defence specific clinics; and
  • Goalies for each of the Monday to Thursday skills sessions

NEW - Due to an overwhelming demand we have extended our 3 on3 program to include Saturdays.  At this time we have ONE space available for a U9/U11 goalie, please click here to register for this lone space.

Program Overview

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - CHOICE OF MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, OR THURSDAY

The Skills Development program will consist of progressive drills that will challenge all participants as skills improve over the Spring. Ice sessions will include small area games each day (roughly 70% skills/ 30% games). Participants will be placed in groups of similar skill levels over actual ages.

  • Skill Development focusing on:
    • Passing/Receiving Techniques
    • Shooting
    • Stickhandling
    • Balance and Posture
    • Skating
    • Hockey IQ Drills
    • Decision making/Read and Reacting
  • Small Area Games
    • 3 on 3
    • 3 on 2
    • 2 on 2
    • 1 on 1
    • 2 on 1
  • Goalie Instruction

BODY CHECKING CLINICS – 2 SESSIONS OFFERED

Body checking clinics will introduce players to body contact. The goal is to learn the correct ways to give and receive body checks while teaching on ice awareness and potentially dangerous situations. Players will build confidence giving and receiving checks in a controlled environment with players of similar size and skill and progress to game play scenarios.  There will be limited space for goalies.

FULL ICE 3 ON 3 – U9/U11 AND U13/U15

  • Full ice 3 on 3
  • 1 minute buzzer change shifts
  • No face-offs, players retreat to blue line on frozen pucks and goals
  • Penalty shots on penalties (stops clock)
  • 5 minutes warm-up/ 50+ minutes game play
  • No body checking
  • Maximum 10 skaters per team

GOALIE SESSIONS - Dates to be Determined

Goalie specific training sessions.

U13/U15 FORWARD AND DEFENSE CAMPS – 2 SESSIONS OFFERED

These sessions will focus on specific skills that directly relate to Forward and Defense positions.  Groups will join at times to apply skills learnt each session.

Forward skills (not limited to):

  • Scoring
  • Offensive tactics
  • Puck Protect
  • Creating time and space
  • Area passing
  • Puck reception and Shooting
  • Board work (picking up rims)
  • Angling
  • Faceoffs
  • Hockey IQ games

Defense Skills (not limited to):

  • Puck Retrievals
  • Evasive moves
  • Boxing out
  • Stick Placement
  • Angling
  • Gap control
  • Offensive Blueline play

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Space is limited and is first come first serve.  We will be maintaining a waitlist and will advise families no later than Monday, March 7th if we will be able to accommodate their player in the spring program

  • Registration priority will be given to Glenlake players registered for the 2021-2022 season. Should space permit, registration will open to Glenlake players who were not registered for the 2021-2022 season but wish to partake in the program.  Should spaces still be available we will open the remaining spaces to the public. Players who register for the spring program and were not registered for the 2021-2022 season will be removed and refunded immediately.
  • We will be using TeamSnap as our registration platform. Families are required to use the registration link provided in the email sent to families. You will not be able to register through your own TeamSnap account.

Families may register for more than one specific program and/or day as per below.

Options Groups Cost Sessions Skaters Goalies
Mondays

Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30, Jun 6

3 $400 8 24 - FULL 4 - Space Available
Tuesdays

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7

2 $500 10 24 - FULL 4 - Space Available
Wednesdays

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8

3 $500 10 24- FULL 4- Space Available
Thursdays

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9

2 $500 10 24- FULL 4- Space Available
Friday 3 on 3 – Full Ice U9/U11

Apr 8, 22, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10

1 $320 8 20- FULL 2- FULL
Friday 3 on 3 – Full Ice U13/U15

Apr 8, 22, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10

1 $320 8 20- FULL 2- FULL
Body Checking

Session #1 - Apr 5, 7, 12, 14

1 $200 4 24 - Space Available 4- Space Available
Body Checking

Session #2 - May 27, Jun 3, 7, 10

1 $200 4 24- Space Available 4- Space Available
U13/U15 D/F Position Specific

Session #1 - Apr 5, 7, 11, 14

1 $200 4 10-12 D - FULL

10-12 F - FULL

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U13/U15 D/F Position Specific

Session #2 - May 27, Jun 3, 7, 10

1 $200 4 10-12 D- FULL

10-12 F - Space Available

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Goalie only 1 $100 2 FULL

 

Notes:

  • Body checking clinics will be open to players 2008 and 2009 born. Those 2009 players who take these body checking sessions will not be required to complete the mandatory sessions for 2009 players prior to the 2022-2023 U15 evaluations held in September.
  • The U9 age division will include 2015 born players.
  • Players registered for the forward/defense sessions will be required to include their position of play at the time of registration.
  • Goalie only sessions dates will be determined shortly and will be led by goalie specific instructors.

PAYMENT OPTIONS - Payment is due in full.

NO REFUNDS will be provided for any withdrawal or error in registering. Refunds will be provided should the Government of Alberta implement further restrictions that prevent the completion of this phase of our development program.

LOCATION – all ice times will be held at Flames Community Arenas, 2390 47 Avenue SW

GROUP PLACEMENTS – No friend requests will be entertained. Participants will be placed in groups that align as closely as possible with their 2021-2022 team.  This may result in mixed age groups.