FHIT Clinics – Offensive Skills

FHIT Clinics – Offensive Skills

FHIT Offensive Clinic Procedures


Prior to session

  1. Check GEMS to find out how many players will be attending 
    1. Use your GEMS login username and password that you made when you started working
    2. Find the FHIT/MAP/MEGA dropdown at the top of the page 
    3. Find the “Schedule” tab in the dropdown
    4. Click Schedule
    5. Find the corresponding link on the schedule for the correct class, day, time, and location
  2. Find out the age and level of players attending
    1. Once you click onto the event page, you should see a roster of players attending
    2. Click player name on the roster
    3. On the left side of the screen, click the “My Account” link 
    4. Scroll down until you see the “player information” tab 
    5. You should be able to see basic info (age, level, team, organization) to better plan the practice
  3. Make sure to have the equipment rack at the rink for passers, pucks, sticks if necessary


During Session – these are only guidelines. Each group is different and you may need to think on the fly based on number and level of players.

  1. First 15-20 min – slower puck handling
    1. Progressions like in an off ice skills class
      1. Ex. quick stick handle in front, side, backhand side.
      2. Toe drag front, side, across body
      3. Fakes in open ice
      4. Off feet or around body
      5. Flips
    2. Under or around sticks
  2. Remaining time – BE CREATIVE – combine any or all of the following
    1. Moves on pads into a shot
    2. Moves around or under sticks into shots
    3. Pass off passers
    4. Puck protection around objects or coach
    5. Anything you can think of

Try to change drills or locations in the zone 3-4 times. This will keep the players engaged and look good to the parents. Also, try to do drills that give players a shot from many different angles and locations (In tight, long shots, rebounds, coming from corner, coming from behind the net, etc.) 


**Remember, many of these players are not currently members but could become members in the future. This is the best way to introduce them to our programs and our way of coaching. Be energetic, don’t just stand in the corner. Connect with kids, joke around with players, and use a lot of tires, cones, or pads in creative ways. Also, chat with parents before and after sessions if they are around. If they can see that what we do is different than they get at their regular practices, they will keep coming back, and possibly sign up for one of our full membership programs.