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FALL, 2024 Spray Lakes Sports Centre
Cochrane

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL !!!

P3 Sports is proud to present our Fall Learn to SKATE Program

FALL, 2024
Cochrane, AB

Perfect for 4 and 5 year olds that want to get into hockey!

Preschool and Kindergarten Academy is an introduction to skating skills through fun, active play, and games. At P3 Sports Inc, we believe in incorporating fundamental movement and skills into our training programs.

Hockey skills Practice

2024 Fall Learn to Play Cost $350 + Tax

WHATS INCLUDED?

  • 10 sessions
  • non stop fun
  • no need for full equipment
  • helmet, skates, gloves required

Billet Families

Needed!

Special Experience

Make some lifelong friends from Czechia!

For a third consecutive year, P3 Sports is very excited to announce that we will be hosting 2-3 youth hockey teams from the Czechia from June 18th to July 17th, 2024

They will be travelling here with their own Coaches, Trainers, and Liaisons from the Over Seas Stars Agency.  The teams are excited to visit Canada to work with P3 coaches, play games against some Canadian teams and be immersed in our culture.  The athletes coming will range from birth years 2004 – 2012. 

 

Families will be responsible for looking after their guest athletes as they would their own children including getting them to and from their activities.  During the week the athletes will have a full itinerary, mostly at Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Center.  During this time, they will be skating and training with P3 and/or their Over Seas Coaches, as well as participating in English and Mental Performance Classes. 

Game and Tournament Schedules will be less intense than last year to free up time for the families to enjoy the weekends with their billet sons and daughters.  We are introducing a new P3 International Hockey Tournament, June 21-23rd and a Charity Ball Hockey Tournament, along with Canada Day Events on the Long Weekend if you’re looking for things to do!   

Also new this year are a couple of planned excursions for the Over Seas athletes during the week, where they will be heading out to the Mountains as a group.  Hopefully taking some of the responsibility felt by the Billet Families to be taking them. 

With this said, some of the feedback from last year was that host families did more activities together with their Billet kids than they did with just their own family, so the opportunity for some great bonding is there, should you decide to hit the mountains or any other amazing sites within a stones throw from Cochrane! 

We are currently looking for billet families who would be a good fit to host athletes during their stay.

If interested please email:  Alec at tournaments@p3sportsinc.ca

Coaching tip of the Month

Coaching Tip of the Month

presented by Mike Kennedy, P3 Sports


If you have met me, you probably already know that there is ONE main thing coaches must adopt at their youth hockey practices – No standing around.  No long linueps.  Let PLAYING the game be the main teacher.

Tip 1 – Setting up a practice plan.

The first thing you need to do is consider how many players are coming to practice?  How many goalies?  Let’s take the example of 18 skaters, 1 goalie for a HALF ice practice.

Perfect, so we will likely need 3 or 4 stations to work from.  Let’s say there are 3 stations.  That means 6 players per station.

So if we do set up the stations to be:

a) Skill Station
b) game-like station
c)  compete station

The “Skill” Station, like learning to shoot, or puck handling, or working on your edges – this station should be focused on ZERO resting.  Finish the rep, go again.. and again…and again.  All 6 players should be doing these reps at the same time.

For a “Game-like” station, let’s try something with a goalie.

A 2 on 2 in the corner.  KTP:  Getting open for passes.  Shooting quickly.  Start by restricting the defense to have no sticks.  This allows the offense to create a little easier, to have some success while still having bodies defending in the way.  (It is also more fun for a goalie if the offense has some extra advantages).  So this game will have 4 / 6 players – PLAYING.  We ususually like the Offense, Defense, Out for these types of games. (Consider adding a 3rd F.  Take a D away.  Add a stick upside down.  And finally let the Defense have a normal stick.)

the “Compete” Station

This station can be done a thousand ways.  Racing for pucks around cones.  1 on 1 puck battles to make a pass to an open player in the slot.  Puck protection along the boards.  Bull in the ring – working on balance.  Usually this type of station involves 2 players competing.  2 players ready to go.  So there should be a maximum of 1 rep, 1 rest and you are up again!  So 2 groups should be going each time.  4 players working.  4 resting.

Coaching tip 2

If you put together a drill that has a lot (half of more) of the team going.  Try this:  get in line.

 

Many times I will time the amount of work for the players during the rep.  Player A skates towards a coach, gives a pass gets it back, turns towards net, pass to another coach, get it back and shoot.  Total time – 12 -15 seconds.  Time in line – 2+ minutes.  Total reps before switching sides – 2.

What happens here is the coach doesn’t realize that kids are only getting 2 reps.  The drill isn’t that bad, but there are too many kids.  This type of drill would be best served for 4 players MAX!  1 going, 1 going after the first pass, 1 ready to go and 1 is shooting the puck!

Keep the kids busy.  Time your routes.  See how long the rest is.  Give feedback on the course.  (Give a good target!)

Innaugural Coaching tip APRIL, P3 Sports, Mike Kennedy

Watch Ken Hitchcock talk about the importance of keeping the kids busy!

Good game drill, but too many players.  TIP:  have another station in the NZ, possibly puck handling around cones…

Good Drill

Goalies

FALL, 2024 Spray Lakes Sports Centre
Cochrane

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL !!!

P3 Sports is proud to present our Fall Learn to SKATE Program

FALL, 2024
Cochrane, AB

Perfect for 4 and 5 year olds that want to get into hockey!

Preschool and Kindergarten Academy is an introduction to skating skills through fun, active play, and games. At P3 Sports Inc, we believe in incorporating fundamental movement and skills into our training programs.

Hockey skills Practice

2024 Fall Learn to Play Cost $350 + Tax

WHATS INCLUDED?

  • 10 sessions
  • non stop fun
  • no need for full equipment
  • helmet, skates, gloves required

Elite Camps

Spring/ Summer, 2024 Spray Lakes Sports Centre
Cochrane

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL !!!
SAVE $100 UNTIL APRIL 30TH

P3 Sports is proud to present our Crossfire Conditioning Camp

Join P3’s CROSSFIRE CONDITIONING CAMP in Cochrane, Alberta, for the ultimate 2-week high-performance experience combining H.E.A.T. and Perry Pearn’s 3 on 3 training. Developed by NHL and WHL coaches, this camp focuses on explosive skating, puck handling, and fast paced in game decision-making.

Each 4 day week includes 5 hours of H.E.A.T on ice training , 5 hours of 3 on 3 gameplay, and 4 hours of gym training. Perfect for U13 and U15/16 players aiming to excel at tryouts. Reserve your spot now to elevate your game this fall!

U13-15

Spring/ Summer 2024

2024-2025 P3 Hockey Academy

Building Leaders. Building Athletes. Building Communities.

P3 Sports offers a Hockey Academy for students in grades 5-12 who want to work on advancing their skills. Our academy focuses on building leadership skills, physical literacy development, and developing and perfecting hockey skills to maximize performance.

We are currently partnered with 4 schools in Cochrane: Mitford, Manachaban, Cochrane High, and Bow Valley High.

We will be hosting an Open House at the P3 gym at SLS Centre on Tuesday April 16th from 6:30-8:30pm. Come learn more about the academy and ask any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact Brittany at brittany@p3sportsinc.ca if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

Click the button below to learn more about our hockey academy and register!

2024 Cochrane Summer Hockey Schools

WHATS INCLUDED?

10 hours on-ice

5 hours Multi-sport
5 hours Functional Movement / Dryland
5 hour Mental Performance Training in classroom

Dates: August 12th-16th & 19th-23rd, 2024
Times: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $725 + GST
Goalie Cost: $450 + GST
Location: SLS Center

2024 U13 Cochrane Spring Development

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Program will be 16 hours of Development Ice (16 Sessions)
  • Of the 16 Sessions, the Cochrane Spring Hockey Program will feature 8 Skills Practices (Gamifying) and 8 games or small area sessions.
  • Each week the Athletes will have 1 skills session and 1 game session!
  • The Players in the program will be split into 2 teams for game days!
  • Aimed at Athletes playing Tier 1-4

U13 Program

Dates: Tues/Thurs
Times: 6:00-7:00
Location: Totem 3 (Spray Lakes Centre)

Cost: $1050 + GST (Includes 2 P3 Jerseys)

U7-U11

July Half Day Summer Hockey Schools

All Half Day Summer Hockey Schools Include: 6 hours on-ice, 2 hours Multi-sport, 2 hours dryland training, 2 hours off ice skills center circuits.

U7 camp will include 4 hours of Multi sport and 2 hours mini stick tournament.

*Rolling Early Bird Pricing in affect for our July Half Day Summer Hockey Schools. Save $100 if signed up Between Jan 1st-February 29th 2024, Save $75 if signed up Between March 1st- March 31st 2024, Save $50 if signed up between April 1st-April 30th 2024.*

Hockey skills Practice

August Summer Hockey Schools

All Summer Hockey Schools Include: 10 hours on-ice, 5 hours Multi-sport, 5 hours functional movement, 5 hours team building. U7 camp includes 10 hours on-ice, 5 hours multi-sport/team building. The U7 camp is a HALF DAY camp.

*Rolling Early Bird Pricing in affect for our Summer Hockey Schools. Save $100 if signed up Between Jan 1st-February 29th 2024, Save $75 if signed up Between March 1st- March 31st 2024, Save $50 if signed up between April 1st-April 30th 2024.*

Black Elk Camps

Locations:
Brooks August 6-10
Okotoks August 12-16, August 19-23
Ponoka August 12-16

*Rolling Early Bird Pricing in affect for our Black Elk Summer Hockey Schools. Save $100 if signed up Between Jan 1st-February 29th 2024, Save $75 if signed up Between March 1st- March 31st 2024, Save $50 if signed up between April 1st-April 30th 2024.*

Learn to Play

FALL, 2024 Spray Lakes Sports Centre
Cochrane

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL !!!

P3 Sports is proud to present our Fall Learn to SKATE Program

FALL, 2024

Cochrane, AB

 

Perfect for 4 and 5 year olds that want to get into hockey!

Preschool and Kindergarten Academy is an introduction to skating skills through fun, active play, and games. At P3 Sports Inc, we believe in incorporating fundamental movement and skills into our training programs. 

 

2024 Fall Learn to Play Cost $350 + Tax

WHATS INCLUDED?

  • 10 sessions
  • non stop fun
  • no need for full equipment
  • helmet, skates, gloves required
Hockey skills Practice

2024 FALL LEARN TO PLAY