Elite Skills

Prerequisite: Select Skills | Typical Ages: 14u-16u-18u

After completing Foundational Skills and Select skills, players will use the skills that they have learned to push themselves to become a more advanced hockey player. These skills will take the player to the next step in their development and hockey career.

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Keystone Hockey Academy Progression Guide

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Elite Skills

2024-25 Season Elite Sessions
Session 1: Aug 20 - Oct 8
Tuesdays | 7:40 PM - 8:40 PM
Session 2: Oct 15 - Dec 3
Tuesdays | 7:40 PM - 8:40 PM
Session 3: Dec 10 - Feb 11
(No Class 12/24, 12/31)
Tuesdays | 7:40 PM - 8:40 PM
Session 4: Feb 18 - Mar 25
(2 classes TBD)
Tuesdays | 7:40 PM - 8:40 PM
$ 110 00
/8 Classes
For the 2024-25 Season we will be offering 4 sessions of our Elite program. Your registration fee includes an 8 punch card - redeemable at any public skate and skate rentals until you purchase your own set of skates. Each participant will receive a KHA jersey and 10% off at Kelly's Hockey Shop
Registration Info
Grading Criteria

Each session is 8 weeks long and held every Tuesday from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

A completed registration form and payment are required to hold your spot.

*Registrations are NOT accepted after the second class of a session

Skating— Ready hockey position, Crossover start, V start, Gliding flats, stops and starts, quick change of direction using body weight for speed and strength, using mohawk for speed and puck protection
Puck Control— Using body for puck protection, picking the puck up off boards, change of pace and using stick/head/shoulder fakes, Toe drag, Push shot, Stickhandling in tight areas, Position away from the puck
Passing & Receiving— One touch passes, Crisp passes, Rim passes and receiving, Receiving puck in skates/in the air/bouncing, Reverse passes for defense, Communication
Shooting— Slapshot, Snap shot, One-timers, Weighted shooting, screened shots, Deflections, Fake shots, Stick position in scoring areas, Shots in close
Contact— Proper way to deliver and receive a body check, Injury prevention, Stick lifts/presses, Hip checks, Wrapping up, Types of checks, Contact confidence

Grading Criteria:
The following skills will be evaluated on a 100 point scale, which the participant must pass 75% before moving up to Select Skills. These will be included in the skills that are practiced and developed each week. We think that these skills are the most important in the development process.
Skating— One foot C-Cuts, Backwards one foot C-Cuts, Backwards one foot cross-under start, Backwards with minimal crossovers, Forwards/Backwards pivoting, Jumping and landing on one foot and two feet
Puck Control— Stickhandling balancing on one foot, Backwards skating while stickhandling on forehand/backhand side of body, Mohawk stickhandling
Passing & Receiving— Area passes, Indirect passes, Slap passes, Forehand/Backhand saucer pass
Shooting— Shooting in stride, Using body weight, Loading up the shot, Adjusting the angle of shot prior to shooting
Contact— Gap control, Body positioning, Angling, Containing, Stalling

Closed For The Season

S&T Bank Arena is a seasonal facility, the Ice Rink and all Ice Programs will be suspended from April – August. Our office hours during the summer season is Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM, feel free to reach out with any questions.