About the program
The PSA Hockey Skating program is designed to teach skating instructors the proper methods of teaching hockey skating. The primary focus is up-to-date techniques to help hockey players become better skaters. Courses are progressive with one building upon the other. There are currently four levels of certification from Hockey Skating 1 to Hockey Skating 4. Hockey Skating 1 and Hockey Skating 2 are currently offered in the e-learning platform. Hockey Skating 3 and Hockey Skating 4 may be offered at the PSA conference or a hockey-specific seminar or clinic.
HOCKEY SKATING 1
The Hockey Skating 1 online course is designed to assist professional figure skating coaches with coaching hockey players. The course will explain the basics of hockey and how to teach hockey-related skating skills and drills.
HOCKEY SKATING 2
The Hockey Skating 2 online course includes nuances of the game, explanations of offensive and defensive zone play, an introduction to hockey terminology terms, skating drills for groups and teams, and a detailed description of how to properly ﬁt hockey skates. Information on the how to customize private lessons to the needs of the individual hockey player is also included. Lesson plan preparation will also be covered.
HOCKEY SKATING 3
The Hockey Skating 3 course is designed for professional skating coaches who are teaching advanced level hockey players. It includes general information on rules, stick handling, checking, and shooting. Detailed information on progressive skill development, common errors and advanced skating skills along with game scenario drills, are discussed. This course is generally offered at the annual PSA conference.
HOCKEY SKATING 4
Hockey Skating 4 presents a business model and outlines an in-depth plan to run your own hockey camps or administer in-house hockey programs. The course will also discuss ways to advance elite players, tips from the masters, a review of skill progression, and answers to the most frequently asked questions. This course is generally offered at the annual PSA conference.