2019 Spring Development Program
“Player Draft Season & 3 on 3 Games”
The Vikings Hockey Club is proud to announce their New 2019 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, Tier II, Arctic Jr Fury and all House Programs.
New For 2019, the Vikings Spring Program will consist of a combination of Skills, Drills, Small Area Games, Draft Games, along with a 3 on 3 series. 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 Power Skates, and Skills & Drills, focusing on individual player development. Beginning in May, the Coaching Staff will draft all Spring Players onto teams. 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 and scrimmages. In June we will begin our 3 on 3 Series. All players will compete in a 3 on 3 format twice a week. 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 following tournament… April 26-28 CCT Chicago Cup (Mite AAU, SQ U10, PW U12, Bantam U14 and Midget) This tournament 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 2019 Orland Park Vikings Spring and Fall Coaches.
Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos combined with Hockey Sense Inc. will be entering teams at all birth years (09-01) in the Tier I AAA Chicago Shootout (formally NAPS) May 3rd – 5th in the Chicago area. This is a high-level birth year tournament. Players will be invited individually throughout the spring by Nick Pollos and Hockey Sense Inc. Staff.
If your player is selected for any tournament teams, he/she will incur an additional cost per tournament which will include a tournament jersey. There will be no refunds or prorated fees for tournaments.
Now in its 9th 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…
2019 Vikings Spring Program Options
Listed below are two registration options for the 2019 Vikings Spring Program...
Option 1 - Families can sign up for the full spring program at their child’s age level. (23 on ice slots @ 80 mins ea) This consists of All On Ice Sessions from April through June.
Option 2 – Families can purchase a Flex 12 skate program which can be used any time during the Spring Program. The Flex 12 skaters name will be checked off a master Flex 12 list each time they attend. The Flex 12 Skate Program can be used in any combination of levels if a family has multiple skaters at different levels. The player can attend any 12 on ice sessions they choose at their age level from April through June. (Excludes Mites and Midgets)
2019 Vikings Spring Program Fees
Age Level Full Spring Program Flex 12 Skate
Register before 3/15/19 $50.00 discount (excludes goalies) N/A
U8 Mite (14-11) $399.00 N/A
U10 SQ (09-10) $489.00 $379.00
U12 PW (07-08) $489.00 $379.00
U14 Bantam (05-06) $489.00 $379.00
Midgets (01-04) No Jersey provided (Drop In only $15 per skate) N/A
ALL GOALIES (excludes midgets) $279.00 N/A
** All signups are highly recommended to be completed online prior to March 31st.
** No refunds will be given for full program or Flex 12 purchases
** There will be a Maximum of 36 Full Program Skaters accepted to each level, 48 Mites
2019 Spring Development Program
On-Ice Schedule April – June
PW U12, Bantam U14
Mondays & Wednesdays (Only Dates Listed)
PW U12 – 6:10pm-7:30pm, Bantam U14 – 7:40pm-9:00pm
April – 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24, 29
May – 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 29
June – 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Mite U8, SQ U10 & All Midgets (04-01)
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Only Dates Listed)
Mite U8 – 5:10pm-6:30pm, SQ U10 – 6:40pm-8:00pm
Midgets (All) – 8:10pm-9:30pm
April – 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 23, 30
May – 2, 7, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
June – 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
On Ice Goalie Clinic Sessions
ALL GOALIES (Mite – Bantam)
April 17th 6:40pm – 8:00pm
May 31st 6:40pm – 8:00pm
June 14th 6:40pm – 8:00pm
(Separate sign up and fee for Bantams and Midget Off-Ice Training to be held at PSP Training. Email Coach Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
Click “Registrations” tab on the Vikings Website home page to register
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