2017 Spring Development Program Adds New “Player Draft Season”
The Vikings Hockey Club is proud to announce their revised 2017 Spring Development Program at The Arctic Ice Arena. This year’s program will run from early April thru the end of June. The Vikings Spring Development Program is open to ALL PLAYERS from all clubs including AAA, High School, Girls Teams, Arctic Jr Fury and all House Programs.
New For 2017, the Vikings Spring Program will consist of a combination of Skills, Drills, Small Area Games and Draft Games. The revised format allows for a focus on individual player development while implementing team concepts and tactics through a fun yet competitive game environment. In April all sessions will consist of skills and drills only focusing on individual player development. Beginning in May, the Coaching Staff will draft all Spring Players onto two teams (Blues & Orange). Players will be issued jerseys in early May. The month of May will consist of one session per week being skills and drills and the other session being all small area games. In June each level will skate one time per week and each session will be full games. This revised format will allow our players to progress from the skills and drills program into the concepts and game situation from April to June.
The Vikings will be entering teams in the Tier II Spring Peepers (Mites Only) Tournament April 28th – 30th and Big Bear Dragon’s Lair May 19th – 21st (SQ, PW, Bantam, Midgets & Girls) both tournaments will be held in the Chicago area. Teams will be selected with priority given to players registered in the Vikings Spring Program. Teams will be selected and coached by a collection of 2017 Vikings Spring and Fall Coaches.
Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos combined with Hockey Sense Inc. will be entering teams at all birth years in the Tier I AAA Chicago Shootout (formally NAPS) May 5th – 7th in the Chicago area. This is a birth year tournament. Players will be invited individually throughout the spring by Nick Pollos and Hockey Sense Inc.
If your player is selected for any tournament teams, he/she will incur an additional cost per tournament which will include a tournament jersey.
Now in its sixth year, our development program has been developed by Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos with contributions from various USA Hockey and Professional Hockey Coaches and Instructors. Each session will be made up of challenging development drills, focusing on proper skating technique, puck handling, passing and shooting along with focused and competitive scrimmage time. Specialized goaltender instruction will also be present throughout the program including goalie clinic nights.
A variety of instructors will be used during these sessions including current and new Vikings coaches, special guest instructors, current Junior A, NCAA and Professional Players along with Hockey Director Nick Pollos.
This is not a spring league, no meaningless games, no driving to multiple rinks at various times and days. Our program focuses on teaching and development at one location with a pre-determined schedule, all in one rink with proven instructors at a very reasonable cost.
Program details are outlined as follows…
2017 Vikings Spring Program Payment Options
Listed below are two payments options for the 2017 Vikings Spring Program...
Option 1 - Families can sign up for the full spring program at their child’s age level. This consists of All On and Off Ice Sessions from April through June. All Off-Ice training sessions (PW, Bant & Girls) take place at the Vikings Training Center.
Option 2 – Families can purchase a Flex 10 skate program which can be used any time during the Spring Program. The Flex 10 skaters name will be checked off a master Flex 10 list each time they attend. The Flex 10 Skate Program can be used in any combination of levels if a family has multiple skaters at different levels and includes off-ice training (PW, Bant & Girls). The player can attend any 10 sessions they choose at their age level from April through June.
2017 Vikings Spring Program Fees
|Age Level||Full Spring Program||Flex 10 Skate|
|Register before 3/15/17||$50.00 discount (excludes goalies)||N/A|
|Pee Wee (05-06)||$475.00||$325.00|
|Midgets (99-02) No Jersey provided||(Drop In only $10 per skate)|
|ALL GOALIES (excludes midgets)||$275.00||N/A|
** All signups are highly recommended to be completed online prior to April 3rd.
** No refunds will be given for full program or Flex 10 purchases
** There will be a Maximum of 36 Full Program Skaters accepted to each level, 48 Mites
2017 Spring Development Program
On-Ice Schedule April 3 – May 25
Mites, Girls 05-07, Girls 99-04
Mondays & Wednesdays (Only Dates Listed)
Mites – 5:10pm-6:10pm, Girls 04-07 – 6:20pm-7:20pm, Girls 03-99 – 7:30pm-8:30pm
April – 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 24,
May – 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24, 31
June – 5, 12, 19
Squirt, Pee Wees, Bantam & Midgets
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Only Dates Listed)
Squirts (10U) – 5:10pm-6:10pm, Pee Wees (12U) – 6:20pm-7:20pm
Bantams (14U) – 730pm-830pm, Midgets (All) – 8:40pm-9:40pm
April – 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 25,
May – 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 23, 25, 30
June – 6, 13, 20
On Ice Goalie Clinic Sessions
April 19th 6:40pm – 8:00pm (Off-Ice 5:10-6:10pm)
May 17th 6:40pm – 8:00pm (Off-Ice 5:10-6:10pm)
June 7th 6:40pm – 8:00pm (Off-Ice 5:10-6:10pm)
All Goalies will also receive 3 Specialized Off-Ice Goalie Only Training Sessions at the Vikings Training Center. All Goalies will train using the
Off-Ice Training Dates & Times
Mondays (Dates Listed)
Girls 05-07 (5:00-5:50pm) Girls 04-99 (6:00-650pm)
April – 3, 10, 17, 24,
May – 1, 8, 15, 22
Tuesdays (Dates Listed)
Pee Wee (5:00-5:50pm) Bantam (6:00-650pm)
April – 4, 11, 18, 25,
May – 2, 9, 16, 23
(Separate sign up and fee for Midget Off-Ice Training to be held at PSP Training, log on to pspfitness.com for details)
All Off-Ice Training will be led by the Vikings Strength Coach(s) and will involve speed-agility, weightlifting and flexibility training (age appropriate)
All Players should dress in work-out attire (shorts, gym shoes etc.)
VIKINGS HOCKEY OFF ICE TRAINING CENTER
18404 S. 116TH Ave., Unit H Orland Park, IL 60067
Just south of 179th St. off Wolf Rd and 183rd St.
Vikings TC is the furthest unit on the west end of the building
Click “Registrations” tab on the Vikings Website home page to register
SIGN UP TODAY @WWW.VIKINGSYOUTHHOCKEY.ORG
Contact Vikings Hockey Director, Nick Pollos with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
LET’S GO VIKINGS!!