Hockey

 

I love the game of hockey, and my passion for teaching the game is why I’ve spent over 10 years coaching all ages and skill levels. I strive to help players improve on-ice technical skill, enhance both mental and physical preparation and conditioning, boost confidence and instill high-character values. East Coast Varsity is where you go to become both a better hockey player and a better person. – Mr.Erin King (Director of Hockey Program and Leadership)

 

 

Through station-based and skill driven practices, players are placed in high repetition drills to maximize development, putting them firmly on the path to realizing their full potential as hockey players. Staff provide each student with individualized assessments on both strengths and areas to improve as well as positive reinforcement to nurture a caring and encouraging environment.

 

 

 

Another important goal is to collaborate with our local hockey teams as students continue to play within their respective minor hockey association. Our individual skills based programming compliments the competitive development component they receive playing with their club team by combining an additional 100 developmental hours with their existing team commitments over the course of the season.

 

 

 

Our hockey coaching team is also strengthened by Amanda Boulegon and Todd Bengert. In addition to helping with foundational skill development, Amanda and Todd are role models and mentors to the Goalies and Girls in our hockey program.

 

 

 

Each student in the ECV program will develop a unique skill-set based on age, ability and rate of progression. Our fundamentals are built through the following “hard skills”:

  • Skating (balance, stride, edges, agility, speed, explosiveness, etc.)
  • Puck Control (stance, puck protection, passing, deceptiveness, dekes, etc.)
  • Shooting (wrist, snap shot, slap shot, backhand, one-timer, in-stride, quick release, etc.)

 

Furthermore, we place a high emphasis on the “soft skills” built through small-area games that help players be more creative and confident with the puck. By having non-predetermined outcomes through games and specific drills, players are forced to make decisions on their own. This is an evidence-based method for players to develop anticipation, pattern recognition and the other components that together make up the all important “hockey sense”.

 

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Blair Keiver & Drew, Grade 5

We couldn’t be happier with the on ice product.  Erin King brings a vast bank of knowledge and experience to the ice, and with small group sizes, he focuses on each player’s skill development in all facets of the game. He pours his heart and soul into the program and Drew is very fortunate to have his mentorship both on and off the ice. I highly recommend ECV both academically and athletically to all student athletes, it has exceeded all of our expectations.
2018-04-24T22:39:15-03:00
Blair Keiver & Drew, Grade 5 We couldn’t be happier with the on ice product.  Erin King brings a vast bank of knowledge and experience to the ice, and with small group sizes, he focuses on each player’s skill development in all facets of the 

Anne-Marie Smith & Max, Grade 6

When you ask Max what’s his favourite sport, he has to think about it because his favourite sport often depends on the season, and what he’s playing at that particular time.  The multi sport approach at ECV works well for Max because it allows him to continuously develop skills in two sports he loves and plays competitively – hockey and baseball.  As well this approach engages him in a variety of other sport and physical endurance activities which complement the other sports he plays including basketball, snowboarding, flag football, paddling, and golf. ECV's small class sizes and individual/small groups attention allows kids to realize their academic potential. The daily routine which balances academic time and physical activity, creates the right conditions for growth and learning.
2018-04-27T13:15:55-03:00
Anne-Marie Smith & Max, Grade 6 When you ask Max what’s his favourite sport, he has to think about it because his favourite sport often depends on the season, and what he’s playing at that particular time.  The multi sport approach at ECV works well 

Steve Tomlin & Makayla, Grade 8

East Coast Varsity was an instant fit for our daughter from the first ‘trial’ day we attended.  The involvement of the faculty goes beyond teacher student responsibilities as they take a personal interest in her goals while managing her high expectations to be a successful student. This combination has allowed our daughter to flourish as a dancer, giving her flexibility to attend outside dance commitments while maintaining a higher level of education. As dance parents, having our daughter attend ECV has been the best choice we could have made.
2018-04-23T22:47:52-03:00
Steve Tomlin & Makayla, Grade 8 East Coast Varsity was an instant fit for our daughter from the first ‘trial’ day we attended.  The involvement of the faculty goes beyond teacher student responsibilities as they take a personal interest in her goals while managing her high 

Kendra MacIsaac-Hobson – Hannah, Grade 9 & Andrea, Grade 10

ECV has given our children  opportunities like volunteering with SPCA,  surfing, entertaining the elderly and Earth Day cleanup. All connecting them with the community. With our hectic schedules its great to know they get these experiences. Realizing not every student learns the same way or at the same pace the teachers at ECV take the time to recognize individuality and offer before and after school extra help.
2018-04-25T14:23:14-03:00
Kendra MacIsaac-Hobson – Hannah, Grade 9 & Andrea, Grade 10 ECV has given our children  opportunities like volunteering with SPCA,  surfing, entertaining the elderly and Earth Day cleanup. All connecting them with the community. With our hectic schedules its great to know they get these