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Defense Skills - Week August 5-9th with Derek DiMuzio
Submitted By Karis Sylvester on Monday, April 1, 2019
Hi Everyone,
Here is the Defense Skills week I am running this year. Please let me know if you are interested and send it to friends who may be interested as well.
Thanks,
Derek DiMuzio

DEFENSE FIRST is a unique hockey program (for boys and girls) to focus on the specific skills that are required to play Defense in hockey. This program is designed to increase knowledge and skill development through drills, power skating, and classroom sessions. The skill areas that will be taught include:

  • Power skating specifically for Defense – Major Daily Focus on Skating/pivoting/C-Cuts/ Crossovers

  • Defensive zone positioning and Net play

  • Difference between pressure and contain

  • Reading the offensive rush

  • How to play even and odd man rushes

  • Escapes and techniques to read offensive fore-check (e.g. D to D, Reverse, etc.)

  • Neutral Zone and Play in the offensive zone – Hinge habits and skating techniques

  • The benefits of taking a pass properly

  • Shooting habits – how to catch a pass and using the right shot in a situation

  • Lane manipulation, creating offense at the offensive blueline

  • Breakout Habits and techniques

  • Thinking offensively, and how to create offense from the Defense

  • Scanning the ice techniques

The week long program will be delivered by local coach Derek Di Muzio. Derek's coaching resume includes being both a Head and Assistant Coach at the Junior level for over 13 years. He is currently the Head Coach of the Sarnia Legionnaires Jr. B Hockey Club. Derek has won numerous coaching awards, and has a proven track record for developing local talent and helping them move to higher levels of hockey (e.g. OHL, NCAA, AHL, NHL). He has been an Assistant Coach with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sarnia Sting in the past and his focus area was on skill development. He has helped many Defenseman currently playing in the NHL develop their skills (e.g. Jakob Chychrun, Anthony DeAngelo,TJ Brodie, Dalton Prout).

Novice/Atom/Peewee Session – August 5th to August 9th at the RBC Center in Sarnia,

Classroom session from 9:30-10:30 am., then on ice from 11 am – 12 pm daily.

COST: $250.00 per skater

Bantam/Midget/Junior Session – August 5th – 9th, at the RBC Center in Sarnia, on ice from 12 pm – 1:30 pm daily, classroom session will follow from 2:00-3:00 pm each day.

COST: $250.00 per skater

Interested: contact Derek Di Muzio by phone or email:

Home: Cell: 519-330-0877 Email: [email protected]

Note: Spaces for each camp will be limited to approximately 18 skaters to ensure maximum teaching time, skill development, and adequate repetitions for each drill and ensure good practice/training to game transfer

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