our camps we teach all of these aspects of hockey. We can customize your
clinic to be specific in one area or be an overview of all 5 aspects.
is available in lengths as short as a 1-hour private lesson all the way
up to a multi-day team camp. Instruction is available for individual players
as well as coaches, teams, organizations and parents who want to learn
more about hockey. Please contact Barahona Hockey
to discuss your needs and we can develop a program that suits you best.
Theres a saying at the professional level
that 90% of the game is mental. Bottom line is that no matter how talented,
even the best player can be the worst player if hes not mentally
prepared. This concept also applies to kids and adults playing at the
amateur level. Players who desire to become better hockey players will
execute better when thinking the game through. Mental attitude can go
even further. You should always push yourself to learn something every
time you step onto the ice or floor, and always do this with a positive
attitude. Staying positive towards your teammates even when they make
mistakes can make a world of difference for yourself and for team morale.
Agility & Power
Skating is the single most important skill in
hockey after all, youre doing it 100% of the time. All other
hockey skills are easier to execute if you can skate without even thinking
twice about it - basically it becomes a natural part of the game. Although
power is an important aspect, it is not always necessary when skating
agility also lends importance. Having the ability to out maneuver
your opponent can give you an edge that you never thought you had. In
our skating clinics we cover both the power and agility of your skating
stride. By combining increased power with more agility, you will outplay
The amount of time you are actually in possession of the puck is 10% or
less per game. But what you do with the puck in that short time can make
the difference between winning and losing. Controlling the puck is very
important but not the only aspect of puck control. Stickhandling, shooting,
dekeing, passing, and even flipping the puck are all skills to improve
on. But the key to bettering your puck skills is knowing what youre
going to do with the puck before you get it. Although a difficult skill
to teach, it can successfully be learned with experience.
Team skills are more than how you get along with your teammates - its
also about reading and anticipating what your opponents are trying to
do. Since you only possess the puck 10% of the time in a game, what do
you do with the other 90%? This is where your ability to recognize when
to be offensive or defensive comes into play. Knowing how to support your
teammates on a breakout, knowing how to force when you're forechecking
an opponent. Team skills also consist of line rushes for and against,
like 2 on 1s and 3 on 2s etc. These are just a few of many
drills that we will focus on in our special team practices.
Every successful player needs to have a personal goal. It can be as simple
as scoring one goal in a game or as large as making it to the NHL. They
can be lofty, unthinkable dreams or just trying your best for your parents.
Whatever it is, you should consistently set goals and make them personal
to you. We at BARAHONA HOCKEY understand the power of dreams and want
to help you achieve them. So never stop dreaming, because you just never
know what can happen.