Summer Skills Sessions

The 2021 Summer Skills Program will not occur on a weekly basis. For the summer of 2021 we are offering a High Performance Skating & Skills Program at St. Andrews College for elite level players as well as a Summer Daytime Rep Level Skating & Skills Camp program. Information for those programs can be found on the High Performance Summer Skating tab and the Summer Camp tab.

The program focus is on a combination of skills with a primary focus on skating, puck handling, and shooting.  Skating technique will include edge work, transition skating, lateral movement/pivoting, acceleration and stride. The skills component will include agility skating with the puck, various puck handling techniques, movement in tight spaces with puck, movement in open ice with puck, transitional skating with puck and shooting.

Players must be accepted and at appropriate level.  Acceptance will be confirmed via email after registration is received.  Spaces are limited.  Players must register for their own age group.  Please note that players will be divided into skating and skills station by age/ability.

This session will be overseen by TARA but will be run by Jeff Corbett, Brenden Bell and Todd Winder. 

All instructors have OHL/CIS experience and extensive experience working with Tara in her programs. 

Jeff Corbett: Former 5 year defenseman in the OHL as Assistant Captain for Sudbury Wolves and just finished his last year as an Assistant Captain and defenseman for the Brock Badgers. Attended Ottawa Senators Prospects Camp in 2013.  Jeff is an excellent technical skater and has worked with Tara for the past 7 years in a lead role.  Jeff trained with Tara on ice for 4 years and is now coaching with Tara going into his 8th season of instructing.

Brendan Bell: Former 4 year forward in the OHL as an Assistant Captain and 1 year Captain for the Ottawa 67’s.  Attended Calgary Flames prospects camp in 2014.  Brendan is known for his high level skill set in all aspects of the game.  Brendan trained with Tara on ice for 3 years and has worked and coached with Tara for the past 7 years in a lead role.

Todd Winder: University of Guelph CIS hockey, CIS Rookie of the Year in 2018, leading scorer for Guelph and lead entire OUA West in points for 2017-2018 season. Captain and leading scorer of Newmarket Hurricanes Jr. A 2016-2017.  Todd is a great leader and teacher. He loves sharing his passion for hockey with the kids and growing the game.


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Tara McKay is a member of the team for Gary Roberts High Performance Training (GRHPT).

Tara is the Power Skating Coach for Gary’s off-season training program for ELITE level and PRO players. Learn more.

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