Hockey training is different than any other contact sport because hockey requires the successful combination of strength, power and skill but also incorporates the necessity for balance, agility and poise to be able to perform on a hockey skate blade.
Extra Hour Off-Ice Training facility has some of the Bay Area’s best skill development coaches who are committed to training players on proper hockey habits and techniques focused on core hockey skills: power skating, shooting, puck handling, and passing. Whether it is a beginner learning the great sport of hockey or an advanced athlete, our coaches are well equipped to create targeted skill development drills and techniques that are specific to the player’s needs.
Sport specific training techniques have been designed to support proper shooting mechanics and shot selection, passing and receiving, stick handling, positioning, angling, and puck control & awareness.
Shooting skills: Learn and improve proper form, weight transfer, balance, puck positioning, correct follow through, proper release point, shot selection, shot accuracy, shooting on the fly, quick release shots, and more.
Stick handling is the basis for all puck control and puck handling: passing, receiving a pass, shooting. Practice fakes, dekes, puck protection, face-off’s, top hand techniques, toe drags and many other skills with private lessons.
Extra Hour Off-Ice Training facility also has highly qualified goalie coaches and training equipment for all of your off-ice needs. To book a goalie coach, please click on the Goalie & Small Space page under the Programs drop down menu.
WRIST SHOT - SLAP SHOT - BACKHAND – DEFLECTIONS - SNAP SHOT
Our skateable shooting lanes are 24 feet long, where 55% of all NHL goals are scored
SHOOTING/STICK HANDLING COACHES
Book your lesson today by contacting one of the coaches below directly.
Coaches will reserve the shooting lane for your lesson, so you do not have to!
BRANDON HIRSCHEL [email protected] (408) 828-5017
SEAN CASTAGNA [email protected] (408) 828-6970
CRAIG MILLER [email protected] (502) 548-4189
MARTIN MOODY (GOALIE COACH) [email protected] (760) 646-0060
TIKI TIKHONOV [email protected] (408) 464-2646
GET OFF YOUR DRIVEWAY & INTO YOUR SKATES
Extra Hour Off-Ice Training facility has 5 skateable synthetic ice shooting and stick handling lanes that were specifically designed to mirror on-ice conditions by allowing the player to wear their hockey skates and use their game stick. This feature provides the player the ability to skate, shoot, and stick handle with the same stick flex, angle, and player height that occurs in game situations. Additionally, we have a specialized background in protective coatings that allowed us to create a proprietary blend product to apply to our surfaces that produces the closest feel to real ice.
Stick handling is the basis for all puck control and puck handling: passing, receiving a pass, shooting, fakes, dekes, puck protection, face-off’s, and more. Our easy to skate synthetic ice shooting lanes provide the ability to fine tune your give-and-go’s, improve one-timers, determine shot selection, engage in battle drills, and much more! Continue to develop quick hands & passing techniques, shooting accuracy & power, and improve overall skills