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PEP Advanced Training

2021 INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!

Want to see your players dominate small area play during games? Are drills relevant and practices competitive enough to help improve small area play? Are you seeing continuous increase in the skill level of your team? Players bored with traditional drills that don’t meet the needs of today’s game? Are you looking for something different and fun that will develop the quickness and agility needed to play in a confined space during games?

Welcome to Power Edge Pro small area skills training.  Training that makes training FUN!

Training players to play in small, confined, high traffic areas promotes the ability to maneuver in congested areas during games, especially when statistics tell us that two thirds of any game is played with all players concentrated in one zone. This kind of resistance training will help players master puck and agility skills to quickly create space and time needed to make plays.

Read below for more information on PEP and the benefits to this unique style of on-ice training!


2021 PEP- Spring Training Session
Cost: $225
  • April 7th- May 26th, 2021
  • 8 sessions
  • Wednesday evenings
  • Advanced Session- 2nd year SQT/U10 and PW/U12
  • Intermediate Session- ADV MITE/U8 and 1st year SQT/U10
  • Groups will be divided on-ice according to age and ability
SPRING Schedule
Day Date Advanced Session Intermediate Session
Wednesday 4/7/2021 4:45-5:45 PM 7:15-8:15 PM
Wednesday 4/14/2021 4:45-5:45 PM 7:15-8:15 PM
Wednesday 4/21/2021 4:45-5:45 PM 7:15-8:15 PM
Wednesday 4/28/2021 4:45-5:45 PM 7:15-8:15 PM
Wednesday 5/5/2021 4:45-5:45 PM 7:15-8:15 PM
Wednesday 5/12/2021 4:45-5:45 PM 7:15-8:15 PM
Wednesday 5/19/2021 4:45-5:45 PM 7:15-8:15 PM
Wednesday 5/26/2021 4:45-5:45 PM 7:15-8:15 PM
Online Registration

Note: No Refunds unless due to injury.

Pete Talafous

Inquiries

Phone: 952-469-2218



2021 PEP- SUMMER TRAINING SESSION

Cost: $225

Session 1- July

  • Dates: July 8th-29th
  • 4 weeks / 8 sessions
  • Tuesday and Thursdays
  • Adv. Mite/U8 and Squirt/U10- Intermediate level: 11:00-12:00 PM
  • Squirt/U10 and Peewee/U12- Advanced Level: 2:45-3:45 PM
  • Groups will be divided on-ice according to age and ability
Schedule
Day Date Intermediate Session Advanced Session
Tuesday 7/6/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Thursday 7/8/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Tuesday 7/13/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Thursday 7/15/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Tuesday 7/20/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Thursday 7/22/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Tuesday 7/27/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Thursday 7/29/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM

Session 2- August

  • Dates: August 3rd-26th 
  • 4 weeks / 8 sessions
  • Tuesday and Thursdays
  • Adv. Mite/U8 and Squirt/U10- Intermediate level: 11:00-12:00 PM
  • Squirt/U10 and Peewee/U12- Advanced Level: 2:45-3:45 PM
  • Groups will be divided on-ice according to age and ability
Schedule
Day Date Intermediate Session Advanced Session
Tuesday 8/3/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Thursday 8/5/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Tuesday 8/10/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Thursday 8/12/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Tuesday 8/17/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Thursday 8/19/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Tuesday 8/24/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Thursday 8/26/2021 11:00 AM 2:45 PM
Online Registration

Pete Talafous

Inquiries

Phone: 952-469-2218


2021 PEP- 1 week Summer Camp Option

CLICK HERE for more information!


PEP Small Group Training

Small Group PEP System Training is a great way to challenge advanced level hockey players. Contact pete@xhptf.com or call 952-469-2218, for more information and to schedule.



2021 PEP- Fall Training Session

Cost: $180
  • September TBA
  • 6 sessions
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings
  • Time:TBA
  • Squirt/U10 and Peewee/U12
  • Groups will be divided on-ice according to age and ability
Online Registration

Note: No Refunds unless due to injury.

Schedule

Pete Talafous

Inquiries

Phone: 952-469-2218



xHockey Training with PEP

Small Area Training

Want to see your players dominate small area play during games? Are drills relevant and practices competitive enough to help improve small area play? Are you seeing continuous increase in the skill level of your team? Players bored with traditional drills that don’t meet the needs of today’s game? Are you looking for something different and fun that will develop the quickness and agility needed to play in a confined space during games?

Welcome to PEP small area skills training.  Training that makes training FUN!

Training players to play in small, confined, high traffic areas promotes the ability to maneuver in congested areas during games, especially when statistics tell us that two thirds of any game is played with all players concentrated in one zone. This kind of resistance training will help players master puck and agility skills to quickly create space and time needed to make plays.

There are lots of small area games like scrimmages and all types of other games that utilize small areas. These small area games are becoming more and more of a staple for today’s hockey training programs. They are no match for training with PEP for developing small area performance.

The PEP training apparatus adds another dimension to small area training that other systems can’t. Space under the big apparatus allows for development and the distance between each piece can be reduced to increase resistance and reduce reaction time and enhance players to develop skills quicker and faster.

Key Points that PEP Focuses on:
  • Stick handling and puck movement in confined areas
  • Edge Control
  • Upper body co-ordination
  • Constant quick feet action
  • Read and react skills
  • Change of direction
  • Creativity
  • Game situation and intensity in training
  • Speed Training


Weak Side and Strong Side Training

What does ‘weak side’ training mean? In hockey it refers to doing drills in opposite directions. For example, players will naturally do things using their dominant side (strong side), the right or the left side. We skate a circle easier either clockwise or counter-clockwise; the easy way is the strong side. Weak side training addresses the need in hockey for players to be able to do maneuvers ‘both ways’, to the right and to the left. Defense men need the ability to pivot right and left, forwards need to be able to protect the puck by performing tight turns clockwise and counter-clockwise.

How many players can shoot while ‘off balance’ and on the ‘off wing’? PEP trains players to become equally skilled whether playing on their strong side (forehand) or weak side (backhand). From the first session, PEP training will focus on total training—both strong side and weak-side. This training enables players to move comfortably anywhere on the ice during a game as they develop there ‘weak side’ through constant repetition of patterns and maneuvers. Players now have a big advantage as they don’t lose co-ordination or firepower like most players with a poorly developed weak side.

Our exclusive patented apparatus train players to become proficient on both sides—with the puck. Players also become equally skilled whether they are playing on their strong side of the ice (forehand) or their weak side of the ice (backhand). Not many players can say their ‘backhand toe drag’ is equal or better than their ‘forehand toe drag’. PEP training can give you a huge competitive advantage as you develop your ‘weak side’.

Skating with Explosive Change of Direction

Change of DirectionComputer analysis using high speed film has shown that the average time a professional hockey player skates at full speed on any time during a game is 2-3 seconds followed by a change of direction. Today, skills required for the ‘new NHL’ are quick, explosive movements and quick change of direction. Any quick turn, delay, pivot from backward to forward or lateral movement creates time and space and separates the best skaters from the rest.

In hockey it’s rare that a player starts from a standstill. In fact, explosive acceleration in hockey is usually required after a turn or quick stop/start. To do this, players will need quick feet, powerful strides, strong balance and great edge control. Elite skaters have developed leg quickness and strength, balance and flexibility which are key components of agility! PEP training is designed specifically to improve skaters in all of these areas.

Players often get bored in typical training sessions like power skating–not with PEP. PEP is a step beyond power skating. At our PEP sessions, skaters are taught from the first moments to ‘leave their comfort zone’. The PEP Training System will put your edges, stick handling, puck control and conditioning to the test!

First, instructors identify skater’s skill set. The second step is to apply the correct skating patterns and techniques through on-ice demonstrations, feedback, progression and repetition of specific PEP skating skills. This will eliminate any bad habits or weaknesses.

The changes in players skating are developed through repetition of unique skating movements and resistance created by using PEP training apparatus.

Players will perform puck skills through various PEP skating patterns, gradually increasing to maximum speed as they learn patterns and skills. After attacking the first PEP device with speed, followed by a quick change of direction, the player must regenerate speed and accelerate to the next device thereby promoting and developing‘first step quickness’ and ‘transition’ skating.

With repetition of these patterns, the skater learns the feeling of inside edge control including recovery, proper cross over, cross under, and proper leg extension. Skaters also learn the feeling of body lean, fall, acceleration, and will start ‘trusting edges’ for maximizing explosive acceleration especially cornering and in between the PEP devices. Change of direction at maximum speed will be a natural product from this training.

Stick Handling and Puck Control

Stick Handling and Puck ControlPlayers during PEP training will be performing puck handling skills and puck control movements. Challenging and fun, PEP sessions incorporate a multitude of stick handling agility moves, smart puck placement, changing position/angles for better scoring options including lots of forehand and backhand toe-drag movements.

Players love the challenge!

Stick handling Agility Techniques – fakes, stick control (toe) puck protection, foot control and balance, dekes, over the PEP device forehand, over the PEP device backhand, forehand and backhand under the PEP device, The “Ovechkin” (pull in and push out, backhand spin, forehand spin), The “Crosby” (on the fly, and down Low) are players favorite patterns for good reasons!