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Virginia, Maryland & D.C. Metro areas top hockey players!!!
N-FORCER’S is the elite AAA Selects Training program during the Summer that is executed with the same values and priorities as the Ion Hockey culture. We want to give talented Virginia, Maryland & D.C. Metro areas youth hockey players the opportunity, in the off-season, to travel outside the state to compete at the Tier AAA level. Our players are exposed to passionate mentoring and coaching to help steer their young careers in a healthy direction. We provide the utmost team-oriented environment and unmatched guidance for player enthusiasm. NS is a program specifically designed for the best of the best! We will offer players the ability to train with the best to take their skills to the next level. This program pushes athletes to enhance their overall skills on and off the ice.
Dates: June through August
Full-ice Practices with Individualized Video Analysis Breakdown
Birth Years, Date/Day: ’10 & ’09 June 10-August 17 (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday) and ’08, ’07, ’06, ’05 June 10-August 17 (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)
Weekly Training: 3 days on-ice, 2 days off-ice
Expert Coaching:
Skaters - Powerskating, Puck Protection, Skills Training, Game Situational Drills/Positioning
Goalies - Skating Techniques, Tracking, Positioning, Save Selection, Rebound Control, Competing
Specialty Synthetic Ice Training combined with Technology Teaching
Dryland Training: Turf, Strength, Conditioning, Core
Provided: Jersey, Socks, Helmet Sticker
Two Invite AAA Tournaments: (TDB)
Provided: Jersey, Socks, Helmet Sticker
Player Profiles: Online Data
Player Recommendations: Josh Kern at jkern@
Roster Limit: 16 Skaters & 2 Goalies
Evaluations: Starting Saturday March 16 (rink location – TBD)

The ON-ICE training

The ON-ICE training will aim to develop you in all areas of the game. All athletes will be pushed and expected to perform on-ice drills at game speed with game intensity. We will be using the most up-to-date hockey training techniques and tools combined with technology teaching (real-time on-ice video break-down). On-ice goalie training will also be included during each session. Skills specific and reaction training will be the focus while situational and strategic conversations will be utilized during the in-game drills while receiving shots. Each on-ice practice is 1hr and 20min. (50min. of pure instruction and a 20min. high intensity scrimmage at game speed!).
Real-time Video Analysis (Individual Technique Breakdown & Team Positioning)
O-Zone, N-Zone, D-Zone Game Positioning
Skating & Skill Sets, Puck Protection, Shooting, Passing
In-game Situational Drills, Battles, 5 vs. 5 Games

The OFF-ICE training

The OFF-ICE training will focus on development of efficient motor skills and muscle activation patterns progresses into dynamic motion with an emphasis on lumbo-pelvic stability. We will improve each athlete’s glide platform positioning for skating and improve functional movement patterns for hockey developing a faster, stronger and more proficient athlete. This will unlock each athlete’s full potential. Athletes will train in our state-of-the art gym, Specialty training room, and outdoor turf. Each off-ice workout is 1 hour (weights, turf, core training modified per birth year).
Maximal Strength
Dynamic Power
Speed Reaction
Core Strength
Body Awareness, Balance


Tue. 5:30-6:50pm On-Ice - Arena Rink, 7:00-8:00pm Off-ice
Fri. 5:30-6:50pm On-ice - Practice Rink, 7:00-8:00pm Off-ice
Sat. 3:10-4:30pm On-ice - Practice Rink


Tue. 7:00-8:20pm On-Ice - Arena Rink, 5:50-6:50pm Off-ice
Fri. 5:30-6:50pm On-ice - Arena Rink, 7:00-8:00pm Off-ice
Sat. 4:40-6:00pm On-ice - Practice Rink


 Mon. & Wed. 5:30-6:50pm On-ice - Arena Rink, 7:00-8:00pm Off-ice
 Sat. 12:00-1:20pm On-ice - Arena Rink


Mon. & Wed. 6:10-7:30pm On-ice - Practice Rink, 7:40-8:40pm Off-ice
Sat. 1:30-2:50pm On-ice - Arena Rink


Mon. & Wed. 7:00-8:20pm On-ice - Arena Rink, 5:50-6:50pm Off-ice
Sat. 3:00-4:20pm On-ice - Arena Rink


Mon. & Wed. 7:40-9:00pm On-ice - Practice Rink, 6:30-7:30pm Off-ice
Sat. 4:30-5:50pm On-ice - Arena Rink
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