All PACE on-ice training sessions begin with teaching skating mechanics at a comfortable “learning speed.” After that, players are pushed to skate from the hips, with maximum effort, at uncomfortable speeds, both with and without the puck, while maintaining proper work-to-rest ratios. This formula creates an Over Speed effect… Sprinkle in the universal hockey habit of awareness, coupled with subtle skills training that does not jeopardize the desired Over Speed effect, and now, you have a program that develops faster, more confident hockey players, opposed to just hockey skaters. This process occurs in an intense, positive on-ice training environment that incorporates Passion, Achievement, Commitment and Energy, which is exactly what PACE stands for.
Our You vs. You instruction style puts individuals in constant competition with themselves, opposed to other players. There are no puck battles or team play drills in our program. Our approach allows for an 8-year-old with two years of playing experience to train alongside a more experienced 14-year-old. In short, individuals push their own PACE and we guide them through the process.
The best part is, the Over Speed concepts and principles taught in the PACE program are retainable, meaning program attendees can take the PACE experience with them and apply our teaching methods to their individual on-ice training regimen.