Why Impact Elite Hockey
IMPACT ELITE HOCKEY, run by head instructor Joe Venuto offers a different approach to
training each player based on level and age. The program addresses peripheral
mind and feet mechanics, thought peripheral processes, and skills in
transition. Every element of his drills has everything you can use in a game.
The main difference between the IMPACT ELITE HOCKEY training and other programs is it’s
designed to analyze your skills to be more productive during the game, not just
give you skills.
“Players who come to my training are looking for the tactics, skills, and mind mechanics.
IMPACT ELITE HOCKEY is all of that combined. Every drill has certain elements
that show me who you are, and it tells me a bit about your background.” –
Nolan Gao-Gray Hard work, focus, and commitment equals champion.
Luca Bonomo Academics, athleticism , commitment, and focus equals great achievements.
Making hockey fun while learning and achieving ultimate goals
A great emphasis is placed on individual tactics, adding the dimension of hockey sense to skill development. Once a player has developed the skills of skating and puck handling, then the unique tactic of puck control can be learned. The player now understands the why of each tactic, I .e. the read and react skills that are being developed.
There are three concepts associated with hockey that you must identify as a coach if your team is to develop a solid defensive game. These apply to the offence as well. Firstly, they must recognize the difference between puck possession and puck control. Secondly, they must understand transitions, and thirdly and most importantly, support.
Skating is a skill required by every position in hockey. Speed, acceleration, agility and power benefit forwards, defense and goaltenders alike. Without fundamental solid skating skills, players cannot perform fully. As players get older, they should continue developing and refining their skating skills, though the focus may shift to practicing more position-specific skating.
The selection of team play systems focuses on neutralizing the play of the opponent while at the same time taking advantage of the opponent's weaknesses. By improving the style of play and tactics, the team will build on the coach's and team's strengths.
Body checking/ body contact
Checking is a critical skill that, when performed correctly, can create quality scoring opportunities or help a team regain control of the puck. Just like skating, puck control, passing and shooting, there are critical progressions to the skill of checking that, when taught effectively, can enhance the love of the game.
It is a perfect program for hockey enthusiasts who want to stay in shape, bring their game to the next level, competes harder, and improve or learn new skills and ways to play hockey. This program will be fun, challenging, progressive with optimum results. . Players will have the opportunity to work on individual skills specific to their game to help elevate their play on the ice.
Private & Semi-Private Sessions
To arrange private or semi-private training sessions please reach out to us directly.