PRE-SEASON PROGRAMS

Pre-Season Clinics are hour-length sessions designed to help players sharpen their skills, get in skating shape, and get some practice in before or early in the season.  Sessions focus on drills that review age-appropriate skills commonly assessed at tryouts and also include small area or full-ice games to review game-like situations.  Players already in season and looking for more ice time also welcome!  Programs, pricing and registration information below:

2022 Current Pre-Season Offerings

2022 High School Pre-Season Prep Clinics

High School Pre-Season Prep Clinics are designed for experienced female, female identifying, and non-binary players who will be playing high school hockey in the 2022-2023 season (including those who will be trying out for their respective teams as 8th graders). 

Sessions will include fast-paced drills designed to review important skills and concepts commonly seen at high school level tryouts and practices, while helping players get in hockey shape before the season.  Sessions will include skills-focused warm ups, full and half ice flow drills, conditioning exercises, and small area/full ice games. 

Please note:  The focus of these sessions is NOT on skill development, but rather on skill review, conditioning, and game play.  Players looking to develop their skills before the season should consider our High School Pre-Season Skills Clinics (below) or our Microskills Sessions. 


Goalies welcome and will receive a 50% discount as goalies will see many shots, but may not have a goalie-specific coach at every session.  When registering use code GOALIE22.

Cost: 
 

All 8 Clinics: $205
4 Clinics: $115
Individual Sessions: $35/session

Cairns Arena - South Burlington, VT

The Ice Center - Waterbury, VT

2022 High School Pre-Season Skills Clinics

FOR NOVICE PLAYERS WITH 0-2 YEARS EXPERIENCE ONLY

High School Pre-Season Skills Clinics are designed for high school aged female, female identifying, and non-binary players interested in developing their skills before the start of the season.  The majority of participants in this programs will have started playing hockey more recently (within the last few seasons).

 

Sessions will review the skills and concepts commonly seen at high school level tryouts and practices, but more time will be spent on skill acquisition, positioning, and fundamental hockey concepts than our High School Prep Program.  Participants will also be split into small groups during skill development work for individualized feedback.

Cost: 


4 Clinics: $115
Individual Sessions: $35/session

Leddy Park Arena - Burlington, VT

Please note: Due to ice time constraints, ice times with Leddy's Olympic noted ice will be shared with another G4H program. Ice will be split and locker rooms will be assigned accordingly.

Past Pre-Season Offerings - Stay Tuned for 2023!

Youth Pre-Season Clinics

Designed for female, female identifying, and non-binary players entering 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U.  Novice/Beginner players 14-18 with skating experience also welcome.  This clinic also benefits players already in season and can be used as supplemental practice as seasons get going. Players with limited experience should explore attending our
 Learn to Skate & Play program.

Participants placed in groups by age and skill level and will run through station-based drills and small games designed to prepare them for their seasons.

Goalies - Separate registation - see Goalie Preseason Clinic information below.

To allow for scheduling flexibility, players will have the option to register for all sessions or just a few:
 

All 8 Clinics: $205
4 Clinics: $115

Individual Sessions: $35/session

An Immediate Family Discount is available for this program. If you have multiple players planning to attend, please contact us at info@girls4hockey.com before registering.

The Ice Center - Waterbury, VT

Cairns Arena - South Burlington, VT

NEW! Early Season Goaltending Clinics

Designed for female, female identifying, and non-binary goaltenders of all ages and levels, each session will be run by G4H Goalie Coach and Rice Prep Assistant Coach Taylor Peltier*.  These sessions
 will be hosted during the youth pre-season ice times listed above with participants receiving goalie-specific instruction appropriate for each goaltender's age and level.  Areas of focus will include goalie-specific edgework and skating skills, movement technique, recovery, angle adjustments, rebound control, screen shots, speed, reaction time, and more!
 

All 8 Clinics: $205
4 Clinics: $115

Individual Sessions: $35/session

An Immediate Family Discount is available for this program. If you have multiple players planning to attend the ice times above (youth pre-season & goalie clinics), please contact us at info@girls4hockey.com before registering.

Note: Private and semi-private goalie instruction also available.  Contact at info@girls4hockey.com for more details!

About Goalie Coach Taylor Peltier

TP Headshot.PNG
Photo Credit: Roger Nadeu

Taylor grew up playing hockey in Cranston, RI before playing goalie for LaSalle Academy boy’s and girl’s hockey teams, winning 2 state championships and 2 RI All-State selections. She then played junior hockey for the New England Hockey Club in the JWHL, where she earned a position on the league’s All-Star team. Taylor then attended the University of Vermont, where she was captain of the D2 men’s roller hockey team, and studied biology and chemistry.

Taylor started her coaching journey in RI working with youth programs. With her move to VT, she joined Girls 4 Hockey, coaching both goalies and players on skill development. While continuing her time with G4H, she spent 1 year with the RICE
Varsity girl’s team as an assistant coach. Currently, Taylor coaches the RICE Prep girl’s team, concentrating on defensive players and goalies.

Taylor’s coaching style is dependent on the individual she is working with, as she tailors her explanations to the different learning styles and personalities of her athletes. She focuses on proper technique, core and leg strength, and a positive mentality. Instruction is based on building and maintaining a strong foundation and developing skills to utilize in game-like situations.

NEW! 10U Step Up Clinics

Essex Skating Facility - 6:45pm

Monday, September 26th & Monday, October 3rd, 2022

G4H is excited to add two 10U Step Up Clinics designed to help players of all genders learn or review the rules of the game as they transition from cross-ice to full-ice play.  Sessions will be an hour in length with 30 minutes of each session dedicated to station-based instruction covering topics such as off-sides, icing, penalties, positions, faceoffs, changes, etc. The second half of each session will be spent playing a controlled full-ice scrimmage with a coach referee, on-ice coaches, and on-bench coaches to help direct  players and reinforce full-ice rules and game play.  Again, players of any gender are welcome and anyone entering 10U (1st or 2nd year) is welcome! 

Players outside of this age range should consider our youth pre-season clinics or contact us for additional recommendations.  Any goalies interested should contact us before registering.

Advanced registration required.  Space is limited and first come, first serve.
 

Both Sessions: $50 per player
One Session Only: $30 per player