Medina Hockey Player Development Structure
A key component to Medina Hockey's Tradition of Excellence is it's commitment to player development which is modeled after USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) and focuses on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD).
Medina Hockey follows it's player development structures to define and refine on-ice, off-ice and lifestyle skills to improve it's athlete's overall hockey ability. Based on USA Hockey's NTDP U16 Train to Train and U18 Learn to Compete format our player development structures clearly define player development milestones as they progress through the program.
5000 Puck Challenge
Take the 5000 puck challenge during this off season, 100 pucks a day, 5 days a week for 10 weeks to improve your shot speed, quickness and accuracy. Players can submit their completed tracking sheets at the beginning of the season for a Medina Hockey t-shirt. Click here for rules, information, materials and videos. Challenge materials can also be downloaded below.
Fast Hands Stick Handling Aid
The Fast Hands stick handling aid has been left at Coach Honzu's gym for the off season, all players are encouraged to use it. Additional information including instructional videos, drill instructions and more is below. You can also visit the Fast Hands website.
If you don't have a Fast Hands or can't get to the gym, the same setup can be made by using pucks, cones, or other items to stick handle through. Contact the coaches with any questions.