Each Gusto camp is designed using a progression format. We feel this format is critical in the development of all hockey players. The first half of every ice session is devoted to fundamental skill development (technical skills and individual tactics). By isolating specific movements, we break down these fundamentals creating a solid foundation for any hockey player. During the second half of every ice session the more tactical aspects of the game are covered. Initially, the focus is on more complex individual tactics, but as the camp progresses, more in–depth team tactics and concepts are discussed. By incorporating small area games, team competitions, and high intensity scrimmages, we are able to provide our participants the total hockey experience.The progression, complexity and speed of our practice plans are dependent on the age and skill level of our participants.
Objectives | To Teach & Develop
Hockey Fundamentals | Skating, Puck-Handling, Passing & Shooting
More Skilled & Adept Hockey Players | Building on Fundamental Technical Skills
Small Area Games & Team Competitions | Read & React... Developing On-Ice Awareness
Each Gusto practice plan is carefully designed and created for the specific age and skill level of our participants. It is our goal to create drills that challenge our students, effectively utilize the ice surface, build off a progression and are fun!
Gusto Instructional Model
6-Step Teaching Process: Our staff follows a 6-step teaching process designed to ensure that all of our participants receive the very best individual and team instruction:
Discussion: We introduce the hockey skill|concept to our students clearly describing all the individual parts
Demonstration: All of our instructors posses the necessary skills to correctly & effectively demonstrate the proper techniques critical to your success
Execution: Our staff members observe and evaluate as students execute the techniques & skills formerly discussed & demonstrated
Discussion: Our team will provide students positive, constructive feedback on an individual & team level
Repetition: We believe that perfect practice makes permanent & repetition is the mother of mastery
Application: We show our students how the skills & concepts we just Discussed, Demonstrated, Executed, Discussed & Repeated, are applied to & used in game situations
- Hard Work: Listen with your eyes and ears & execute to the very best of your abilities
- Learning: Take something valuable from every session
- Application: Apply the concepts learned at the next session
- Have Fun: An integral part of the hockey & learning experience
- Be Your B.E.S.T: Better. Every. Single. Time.