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978
Hours
Coached

Being out on the ice is great, but being out there this much is just plain silliness!

12700
Strides Taken
to Date

A complex scientific formula allowed us to track this stat… don’t ask

67
Absolute Beauts
Coached to Date

From mullets to ankle draggers, we’ve coached them all!

276
Game Sheet
Appearances

Goals, Apples and PIMers: the sheet never asks how you got on, so long as you’re there.

What’s Up at Vital Hockey Skills

It’s been a hot summer so far as Summer Camps are about to start, the Toronto Hockey Season is behind us all, we wish everyone the best whatever your summer plans may be. So our Summer Hockey Camp does have a few spots left. Before you know it cottage time, soccer, baseball & all that dryland training will bleed into the passion of wanting to carve the ice again. Of course be sure to check out our Hockey Store for off ice skills products to stay sharp in the basement or driveway for July, August and beyond.

For the parents who are planning to give their kids that competitive edge going into fall 2018 then enrolling in our 2 or more weeks of our Summer Hockey Camps is the answer! Vital Hockey Skills offers extreme edge-work, strength and agility for forwards and defense in various Hockey Camps at Sports Village in Vaughan, ON – All out of town and Toronto Area Hockey Players are welcome to Register for any of our Hockey Camps.

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  • 2017 Winter Break Hockey Camp in Review

    The Vital Hockey Skills  2017 Winter Break Hockey Camp was a great success. With 3 groups pushing the limits and leaving it all on the ice everyday, the week flew by and everybody left smiling. We had great feedback from parents afterward about improvements they......

  • Hockey Scout: 5 Things They Always Look For

    You may think you are a good hockey player, but will it’s the often the opinion of  a single hockey scout that will determine the fate of your playing career. Can I attract the attention of a hockey scout? Can I give them a reason to come back......

  • Passing the puck: Do’s and Dont’s

    Passing the puck properly requires creating momentum behind the puck, having vision for where you want to place it and sending it with a sense of purpose. These do’s and don’ts will definitely get you moving the biscuit with some authority for sure! ALWAYS Bend......

Google Reviews

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. Brooke continues to push her limits to experience the rewards of her hard work. Although classes and camps were extremely challenging, she loved, and continues to look forward to future sessions. Jim you were truly instrumental in helping Brooke achieve her goals and for that we are extremely grateful for your continued commitment.
Laurie Andrews
Laurie Andrews
15:23 01 May 15
Jim and his team has been a valuable asset not only to my son, but to the many young hockey players that I have directed through his camps through coaching at a rep level. As a coach I see significant improvement to the mechanics of every hockey player that attends the development camps. As a father I see the excitement and exuberance of every child when they are participating in the sessions. Additionally the positive encouragement on the ice from all the professional coaches, and the self-realization that the drills are directly translating to better play and the growth of individual skill sets of the children participating is extremely gratifying. Vital Hockey skills utilizes the biology of the body and creates a direct co-relation to the science of hockey to maximize the learning and development of its students. It is always a pleasure to work with Vital Hockey
Robert Zeni
Robert Zeni
11:44 12 Dec 13
Vital Hockey Skills is by far the top hockey training school in my books! My son has been working with Jim for a little over a year now. He has improved his edges, foot speed and most importantly his confidence! Jim has motivated him to become a better hockey player and instilled in him a work ethic beyond expectation! I have seen a difference and I wouldn't change a thing! Thanks a million!
SOPHIA PRISTINE
SOPHIA PRISTINE
14:45 11 May 15
Jim Vitale has been a "VITAL" part in both my boys hockey development over the past two years. His technical expertise and insurmountable hockey knowledge has been greatly noticeable in both their skating and overall hockey skills. Both boys always look forward in attending his camps and private sessions since he motivates them to always push past their limits, in an effort to be their best. Not only does he show great passion on the ice when he is teaching, but he does it effortlessly with humour and positive reinforcement. As a result of his true dedication, my boys not only have greatly improved their skills, but more importantly he has instilled in both of them a greater sense of self confidence both on and off the ice. Thanks Jim!
Anna Donato
Anna Donato
21:51 29 Apr 15
My son came to Jim for a few lessons to improve his skating. The overall experience, as well as the result, was outstanding. Jim’s coaching techniques were effective and he varied things very well in order to maintain focus. Most important to us was that Jim is great communicator, and his energy, positive reinforcement, and passion for the game were a great fit with my son. He loved attending the lessons and was provided a great foundation from which to build. Thank you Jim -
Jeff Israel
Jeff Israel
17:41 12 May 15

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