GRAND OPENING PERFORMANCE HOCKEY ACADEMY TRAINING CENTER SATURDAY DECEMBER 8, 2012
Ice Station Valencia is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Performance Hockey Academy Training Center. The Performance Hockey Academy Training Center will offer a wide variety of services for players of all skill levels looking to get their game to the next level.
Located inside the Ice Station, the Training Center has all of the necessary equipment for proper off ice training, including a skating treadmill with shooting extension, plyo boxes and ladders and a wide range of weights and training aids.
Whether you are looking to build strength, improve your skating stride or improve your shot, The Training Center has what you need.
The following services are offered at the Performance Hockey Academy (PHA)Training Center:
The skating treadmill is an incredible tool to enhance any players’ speed and skating stride. The treadmill is designed to:
- Simulate actual on ice movements
- Improve stride length
- Improve stride frequency and efficiency in a controlled environment
- Improve your leg and core stability to be a better player come game time
Whether you are just learning to skate or are drafted to the NHL, the treadmill is a great teaching tool for all ages. The Training Center provides a unique environment to learn the proper skating stride. Unlike standard on ice sessions, with the instructor at skate level, we are able to assess the amount of blade being used during each stride and make the suggested corrections on the spot.
There is no substitute for the attention to detail you will get from the treadmill compared to an on ice lesson. Once you get the proper stride technique down on the treadmill you will see and feel the transition in your skating stride on the ice.
Additionally, the skating treadmill has a shooting extension attached to it that allows players to learn to shoot properly as well as to stick handle and pass while skating. Learning to shoot, while in stride, is a huge key for all players to learn and will show immediate results on the ice.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
With a full complement of free weights, weight machines and plyometric training aids, the PHA Training Center offers everything a player needs for proper off ice conditioning and training. Whether it is “in season maintenance” or “off season strength building”, there is something for every player.
Sessions are available for individuals, groups of 2-4 players or entire teams. Every session is tailored to the player, group or teams specific needs.
All treadmill and training sessions are instructed by Jocelyn Langlois and/or Sam Yearsley. Coach Langlois is a former professional and Major Junior hockey player and is the Valencia Flyers Junior A Head Coach as well as the Ice Station and Valencia Express Director of Player Development. Coach Yearsley is a former Canadian Junior & NCAA Division III player and is the Valencia Flyers/Express Strength & Conditioning Coach.
For more information or to book your sessions please contact Jocelyn Langlois at firstname.lastname@example.org, Sam Yearsley at email@example.com or call the Ice Station Hockey Department at 661-775-8686, to speak with coach Langlois or Coach Yearsley.