One on One Instruction - Think back to the last time your child attended apower skating class. Typically there are 20 to 30 players on the ice and 3 or 4 instructors, or more likely one instructor and three helpers. The players are put through a number of drills and introduced to new skills but how much feedback are they getting? Without feedback it is very likely that the player may be performing the drill with incorrect mechanics and through repetition ingraining a weak skating stride. The result - the class did more harm than good for the player's development.

At High Speed Hockey the instructor works one on one with the player from a vantage point of only two feet away. Every aspect of the stride can be viewed close-up and the feedback is immediate allowing the player to correct himself and practice the proper mechanics.
 

Video Analysis - at even a two foot vantage point small but critically important aspects of the stride can be overlooked. Each session on the Blade is video taped. We play the video back during the session to allow the skaters to see their stride and understand the corrections that are required. After the sessions, we analyse and measure the key aspects of the stride and include the results in the player's profile this information is shared with the player so they can measure their progress.

 
 
Speed and Incline Settings - Unlike skating on ice, on the Blade there is no coasting or gliding. Players are challenged to skate hard and put he maximum force into each stride. By increasing the incline, skaters are taken out of their comfort zone and are forced to really drive their legs to get the maximum push. By increasing the speed players are challenged to make quick and complete leg recovery. Through a combination of increased speed and incline players "push the envelope" and make quick improvements in their speed and power