At Explosive Hockey Development, we believe in a great first experience within the game of hockey. That starts with our Learn to Skate programs from the beginner levels and upwards.
Within our Learn to Skate Program, there are 4 distinct levels in which each participant follows to ensure the most beneficial and positive experience!
-Level 1 is for the brand new skater or those who have just started skating. At this level, we will focus on being able to stand up unassisted, ice safety, and being comfortable taking steps on the ice.
-Level 2 is for the skater who can easily get up on their own and is able to take balanced steps by themselves. During this level, we focus on developing our stops, generating strong pushes to a glide sequence, and introduce backward skating.
-Level 3 is for the skater who is able to advance their skating to pushes as well as comfortable coming to a stop. During this level, we will start introducing edges through forwarding slaloms, one-foot balances, skulling, and cross-steps. We will also start becoming more efficient backward skaters and learn backward stops.
-Level 4 is for the skater who is comfortable in all directions on their skates, can generate speed easily, and can stop completely forwards and backward. During this level, we will focus on isolating each individual foot in terms of pushing, turning, and stopping. We will dive deeply into forwards crossovers and learn to be comfortable on both our inside and outside edges.
At Explosive Hockey, we believe in building a strong foundation in the game of hockey. This comes from both our Learn to Skate and our Learn to Play programs.
If you are new to hockey or are just wanting to learn more aspects of the game including shooting, passing, stick handling, faceoffs, and the general concept of the game, our Learn to Play programs incorporate all of these attributes into our classes.
At Explosive Hockey Development, we believe in skill development both on and off the ice.
What this means is that each participant will enhance their skating and hockey skills in addition to learning valuable life skills including battle/compete, work ethic, determination, communication, being part of a team, among many others.
Our instructors strongly believe in positive feedback and positive reinforcement to all participants. Our programs will be high energy and fast paced, however, our instructors will spend time on proper correction of players skating or skills during the sessions. CORRECTION IS KEY!
All of our programs will involve 3 critical components as part of our curriculum:
- Skating/Conditioning/Edge Work
- Power using resistance training
- Hockey skills including shooting, passing, deking, and stick handling
Our mission is to ensure that each participant has a positive experience!
Are you looking for an ‘On Ice/Off-Ice hockey and skill development training organization for Women, coached by Women? Look no longer! At EXPLOSIVE FEMALE HOCKEY SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT, Inc. we’ve got ya covered. Not only are we interested in your ‘On Ice Development’, but we also Offer ‘Off Ice’ training and development.
Wanna get in ‘THE GAME’….We’ve got ya covered!
At ‘EXPLOSIVE FEMALE HOCKEY SKILL & DEVELOPMENT’, Inc., Our team sees experienced female athletes who wish to keep up with their fitness by continuing to play and we also have Mom’s who have become interested in learning the sport of hockey and skating from sitting in the ‘cheering section’ watching their kids play. Hockey is a ‘game for life and is not just for a certain age.
At EXPLOSIVE FEMALE HOCKEY, we want to bring more opportunities to play! Are you a ‘player’ and/or a ‘Mom’ who would like to play? Think about participating with us! We will make your learning experience FUN!
We’re looking for women like you to be a part of our EXPLOSIVE FEMALE HOCKEY SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT program. If you love the game, are passionate about women’s hockey, love being part of a unique team of women who are looking to be part of an active lifestyle – then we want you on our ‘all-female team’. We are looking for women who have always wanted to learn to play or who already know how to play, be empowered by our ‘all female’ hockey association, and have a passion for the women’s hockey world.
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The Pond Hockey experience is designed to add additional supervised unstructured gameplay where creativity and utilizing skill are encouraged. Creativity and “seeing the ice” is one of the most important capabilities of a Hockey player that is not necessarily encouraged in skill development practices and in a team environment. We can also customize the coaching experiences for the players to meet their intellectual hockey needs or those struggling in-game hockey.
The Hyperlite Focus Clinic – Speed & Agility offers an opportunity for driven minor hockey player to improve their skating skills on a weekly basis. Through correction and repetition, this program provides comprehensive instruction on all aspects of skating. From basic skating posture and stride efficiency to lateral quickness and acceleration, this clinic will address all techniques that are required to play the game of hockey. These sessions will be led by Skating Coach Courtenay Falk.
Burnaby Winter Clubs Rascals program has made its way to the Fraser Valley- In partnership with the Fraser Valley Kings, we offer an excellent program with 4 levels of development from Beginner’s (2018/2017) underage group and 2016/2015/2014 players in advanced rascals who are already registered in minor hockey who desire to refine skills and excel. Players in the Rascals program will participate in the Winter Jamboree with Rascals players from all over the Lower Mainland to enhance their love of the game!!
We know September is a tough month juggling family schedules. So each week we make price adjustments to our programming. You can join at any time at any location by registering through our website.
Your son or daughter will be moving and engaged the entire hour and will leave the rink each week feeling great about themselves.
They will have so much fun that they will want to be back at the rink the next day.
They will make friends on and off the ice as they will be comfortable showing up to the rink early to talk to the other kids in the dressing room.
So here’s where we will be running the shooting stars this fall.
📍Abbotsford Location (13 Sessions)
6:45pm to 7:45pm
September 8th to December 15th * join at any time.