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Discover the Power of Effective Checking at The Hockey Factory!

Discover the Power of Effective Checking at The Hockey Factory!

Hockey is a physical game, and mastering body checking can be the difference-maker on the ice. At Hockey Factory, we empower players to harness the art of checking to gain possession, outmaneuver opponents, and dominate the game.


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Mastering Body Checking: Strategic Techniques for Physical Dominance

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Mastering Body Checking: Strategic Techniques for Physical Dominance

Our training program focuses on teaching you how to embrace and utilize body checks strategically. Whether you're battling along the boards, maneuvering in open ice, or facing off in vulnerable positions, our comprehensive training equips you with the skills and confidence to navigate physical play like a pro.


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Prepare for Success: 10-Week Body Contact Program with Zack Fitzgerald!

Prepare for Success: 10-Week Body Contact Program with Zack Fitzgerald!

Join our exclusive 10-week progressive program with Zack Fitzgerald, specially designed for players born in 2011, as they prepare for their first season of body contact. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your game and stand out on the ice. Register now and take your skills to the next level at Hockey Factory!

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Week 1 - Introduction to Checking Technique


how to deliver a check – stationary and moving


how to receive a check – stationary and moving


Week 2 - Fundamental Checking Technique Continued


Controlled checking, in-motion


Focus on awareness, eliminating hesitation


Week 3 - Checking along the boards


Vulnerable positions along boards


How to receive check on boards


How to reverse check along boards


Week 4 - How to protect yourself


Awareness of opponents


Confidence building


Receiving and reversing checks


Evading checks


Slowing down opponents


Week 5 - Timing


Checking skating forwards and backwards


Small area checking drills


Angling and stick positioning


Manipulation of opponents path


Week 6 - Open-ice checking


Heads up hockey


High traffic pathways


Timing


Deception


Week 7 - Puck Protection and Body Positioning


Puck positioning


Using body to initiate contact


Driving skates


Week 8 - Puck battles


Using puck protection methods


Breaking Down Protection


Timing


Stick maneuvers


Week 9 - Situational Awareness


Forward and Defensemen roles


Picking spots


Checking to Gain an Advantage


Week 10 - Game Situations



Putting It All Together


Full Program

Mondays 5:30pm - 7pm

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Single Session

Mondays 5:30pm - 7pm

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