Who Benefits MOST?
Do you dream of playing hockey in college or as a professional? The best players in the world constantly hone their hockey agility by performing quality skill repetitions over and over. Go to any NHL practice rink and see for yourself. This is because the ONLY way to develop players’ skills is through quality repetitions.
An effective hockey player development plan needs to include loads of station-based skill development opportunities for quality repetitions and real-time coaching feedback. The Agility Hockey Systems software platform empowers coaches to maximize station-based ice hockey training more easily and effectively than ever before, delivering opportunities for quality reps at the highest level.
The result: Players achieve maximum growth and development, especially young players between the ages of 9 and 14 years old who are in ‘The Golden Age of Skill Development’.
Repetition, Repetition, Repetition…
There are no shortcuts when it comes to skill acquisition. The only way to acquire the skills necessary to become an elite hockey player is through tons of repetitions. Quality coaching is beneficial, but you cannot replace the repetitions, no matter how an athlete is taught.
Players need opportunities to get as many repetitions as possible with limited ice time, which means coaches need to be very efficient with the ice time they have.
The Golden Age of Skill Development
Perform your own internet search of “The Golden Age of Skill Acquisition” or “The Golden Age of Skill Development” and read the countless articles about how important skill development is through the age of 14 for athletes. You’ll find that Hockey Experts agree: we need to do everything we can to maximize skill development opportunities while athletes are in or close to their “Golden Age of Skill Development”.
Articles on the Golden Age of Skill Development:
Article on Window of Trainability:
Ice Time is Valuable. Repetitions Matter.
Wasted time on the ice during the “Golden Age of Skill Development” can never be recovered.
Is your player constantly moving, or are they often standing in line or kneeling while the coach is talking? Agility Hockey Systems maximizes the productivity of practices by streamlining the planning and communication for coaches, parents, and players. Planning happens off the ice before practice and the result is maximized ice time!
Have you ever used a Skater Activity Tracker? You can track the development opportunities your player is receiving any time they are on the ice. With Agility, your player shows up to the rink knowing exactly where to go and what will be expected.
Practice Plans & Drills
And just as important, the coaches will know what the plan is and what to look for to help your player reach their highest potential. No more figuring it out at the rink before practice, or worse, while on the ice.