The Greater Toronto Hockey League held its PD Skill Development Day on November 18 at Scotiabank Pond, hosting 70 kids in the event’s fourth season. The participants ranged from Under-9 to U13, with a varying skillset including house league to ‘AAA’.
The day included two on-ice sessions, an off-ice session in the classroom, as well as dryland training. On the ice, the first session consisted of skating and skills, with a focus throughout the day on skills in stations and small area games. Above all, both on ice sessions prioritized having fun.
In the classroom, players had some down time to learn about what it takes to be an elite athlete, including what makes a good teammate both on and off the ice.
Participants also had the opportunity to go through dryland training at Matt Nichol’s training facility, running through various activities focusing on fitness and fun.
The GTHL will be hosting the 2022-23 season’s second Development Day on February 17. Registration information to be announced soon. Stay up-to-date with the GTHL’s Development Opportunities by clicking here.