Roxbury Latin Skills

Roxbury Latin Skills

Driscoll Skating & Skills

Sundays: November 18,25 | December 2,9,16,23,30 | January 6,13,20,27 | February 3,10,17,24 | March 3

Roxbury Latin Rink
101 St. Theresa Ave
West Roxbury, MA 02132

4:00-4:50 pm: Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees and U8, U10, U12
5:00-5:50 pm: Pee Wees, Bantam, Midget and U12+
6:00-6:50 pm: Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees and U8, U10, U12
7:00-7:50 pm: Pee Wees, Bantam, Midget and U12+

Cost: $550

Driscoll Skating & Skills will be offering a Skills program at the Roxbury Latin Rink in West Roxbury. The program will run sixteen consecutive Sundays beginning Sunday, November 18 and ending Sunday, March 3. The focus of the program will be to deliver a progressive curriculum of Power Skating and Edge Work (Inside Edges; Outside Edges; Single Leg Edge Work; Long Stride; Crossovers; Open Hip; Tight Turns; Punch Step; Backwards Skating; and Defensive Skating Tactics) combined with a similarly progressive curriculum of Stickhandling and Passing with Movement. The program is designed to advance the Skill Development of all players and lead to greater confidence and more success in games.

We have designed a progressive curriculum of skating drills that breaks down each Power Skating movement into its smaller individual components. The drills are accompanied by teaching and instruction that is also progressive, i.e., we tackle the basics of each drill first and then move towards mastery of each drill. Further, once we have taught the Power Skating and Edge Work curriculum, we introduce Stickhandling and Passing (begin with Stationary and advance to game speed) and teach the importance of combining the multiple and advanced motor skills that are required to play the game of hockey.

We have found that players of all ages and skill levels benefit greatly from our approach.

Below please find clips of NHL players executing the Power Skating techniques to their advantage in NHL games. Please note that each session will feature specific Power Skating and Edge Work including: Inside Edge; Outside Edge; Long Stride; Crossovers; Tight Turns; Punch Step; Open Hip; Backwards Skating; and Defensive Skating:

Jack Eichel : Long Stride


Connor McDavid : Crossovers

Sidney Crosby : Punch Step

Sidney Crosby : Open Hip

Erik Karlsson : Progressive Skating System

I am always available on my cell phone 617-800-4042