Hockey Practice Habits to Live By Shoot to score. Over exaggerate the strength of your shot. Never let up on the net. Never take it easy. Always bear down and finish your shot. Take a last minute glance and get in the habit of mentally......
Being out on the ice is great, but being out there this much is just plain silliness!
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From mullets to ankle draggers, we’ve coached them all!
Goals, Apples and PIMers: the sheet never asks how you got on, so long as you’re there.
Jim has been one of our affiliates for some time now and I have to say we are extremely glad to have him associated with us. A very hard worker, Jim and his team are very committed to their craft and they keep on trying to improve their brand. He is a very honest and responsible person who likes to interact with kids and make them reach their true potential. We look forward to continuing are strong relationship with Vital Hockey Skills.
Jim has a great mind for creative hockey development, which can be easily seen by watching his drill snippets on instagram, youtube, etc. His players have a blast working with him. Perfect balance between discipline and fun!
Jim Vitale and all his crew at Vital Hockey have been instrumental in the development of our youngest Markus Paterson. Markus had some good basic skills to start with but they have refined his skating, edging, puck control, shooting and general fitness and turned him into a full blown competitive AAA player
I've worked at a number of hockey camps, and Jim's camp delivers more ice time and more instruction than any I've been to. Could I run my own camp? Yeah, but I'd rather work with Jim than against him! I've seen other hockey camps that have 30 kids on the ice and 1-3 instructors! Jim strives to have a 1-6 instructor to skater ratio so the instructors can give a lot of 1 on 1 time to the player and help them individually.
My two sons started taking lessons from Jim when they were just learning to skate and the progress they have made over the last 2 years has been remarkable. Jim's focus on the fundamentals, especially edge work, and doing the drills correctly to build a solid foundation really makes the difference. At the same time he keeps it fun and builds a great relationship with the kids. My sons really love their lessons, and beyond the hockey skills they have picked up they have learned that hard work pays off.
I would personally want my kids to always have the very best training. Vital Hockey skills is just that, the very best training and coaching you can get. I can personally recommend based off the time, dedication put into the programming and the competancy and hockey knowledge shown by Coach V. He is an amazing coach, great with the kids and a good guy all around.
My daughter Brooke came to Jim looking for individual training to help develop her skills prior to taking the next step in tryouts for her first rep team. During this time Jim worked diligently with her to help in achieving success with this goal. Jim pushed her to see her real potential and the results have been incredible not only on the ice, but academically as well
Jim has not only taught me the fundamental skills of hockey at a young age but also helped me excel in the coaching stream through the past couple of years. Jim is a great coach, teacher and role model!