Our Treadmill sessions are 60 minutes in length (35-45 minutes on the SkateMill with a 10-15 minute dynamic warmup prior to each session). Each athlete will receive direct instruction from a professionally trained coach standing “3” feet away. The front of the treadmill is equipped with an industrial mirror that allows the athlete to see themselves and apply the proper mechanics being taught. A “Go Pro” and iPad will be utilized to capture the largest viewing angle of the athlete, assisting with the instruction. Our coaching staff will maintain stats on every athlete so progress can be tracked, measured, and documented. NUMBERS ARE FACTUAL and TRUTHFUL.
Each hour-long session will consist of 3 athletes working on a rotational basis. The sessions are geared to each individual athlete which allows the coach to work with any ability level. Our instructors will do their best to schedule the athletes with like age/ability; three at a time. For example, we will not put a Squirt with a Collegiate Player.
Learning from other athletes and hearing queues is extremely valuable.
It is a great way to meet other athletes with similar drive to forge life-long friendships.
The Blade Treadmill from Woodway is the ideal training equipment for all levels of skaters. Ranging from the Beginner to the Seasoned Professional, “The Blade” promotes stride efficiency, development and endurance. It is the ultimate machine for developing technique and overall skating abilities. The Blade is used in a controlled environment with trained instructors 3 feet from the skater. Each of the skaters are hooked up to an industrial grade harness to provide safety should an athlete fall on the SkateMill.
The Blade also allows skaters to work on their passing, stick handling and shooting while maintaining the skating points of performance. The benefits of the SkateMill are plentiful but are focused on:
Stride Development and Full Extension,
Maximum Speed and Endurance,
Skill Development while skating with a puck or ring.