Overspeed Training (Ajax Pickering AAA Hockey Inc.)

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The Raiders are excited to announce that they will be offering individual overspeed training for players on all Raiders teams beginning in the summer of 2018. Led by Danny Minnings, the coach of the 04 Raiders, the program offers players of all ages an excellent opportunity to develop their fundamental individual skills of skating, stick handling and shooting in a fun, very fast-paced two hour session.


The program was originally introduced to the Raiders through its association with OHL and Team Canada coach, Stan Butler. Stan says:


"I am a great believer in overspeed training. I have used it on both sides of the continent and the results have been outstanding. I have watched some of the best players in the world use this and they really enjoyed it and believed in the benefits they received. What's great 

for minor hockey coaches is that it can be used at every level or age group that you happen to be coaching. This type of training will push all your players to the best of their abilities."


Raiders graduates Devin Shore ( Sharks) and Drake Caggiula (Chicago Blackhawks) regularly attended Stan's overspeed training sessions for four summers.


Overspeed training uses a series of simple, rapid drills that improve:


ü  skating and stickhandling at high speeds


ü  quick feet and lateral movement


ü  shooting speed and accuracy while skating


ü  cardio-facular fitness


Each session will involve one hour of overspeed training and one hour of scrimmage or small-ice games. Players from two teams will be on the ice in each session. The sessions do not depend on full teams being there so absences for vacations and other commitments are easily accommodated.


The overspeed training will run during July and August. The final schedule will be determined after tryouts. Note that the sessions will be run during the morning or afternoon, leaving the evenings open for summer sports or  other activities.

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Printed from apraiders.com on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6:31 PM