Rousseau's Hockey Clinic offers hockey players of all ages the opportunity to develop fundamental hockey skills. Our program is progressive, offering instruction in Power Skating, Passing and Puck Handling, and Advanced Team skills.
We have earned a reputation as the state's most notable power skating Instructors. It is our belief that good hockey skills start with great skating skills. Since our first clinic in 1986, our program has evolved and develops the complete hockey player including goaltenders. Our core youth program consists of Spring and Summer clinics that extend over several weeks. Our Spring clinics begin in late-April and run for 7 weeks through mid-June and our Summer clinics begin in July and run for 7 weeks through late August. We also offer Adult hockey clinics and the Early Spring and Fall.
All of our clinics follow a proven format of a one hour practice session followed by a one hour controlled scrimmage. This format allows us not only to offer technical skating, puck control, and passing instruction but to also provide instruction in game situations.
Developing as a hockey player requires a long term commitment to training including physical conditioning and rest. Unique in its fundamental philosophy, the success of Rousseau's Hockey Clinic has consistently been proven. It is our belief that players gain more when practicing over a longer period of time. We are committed to offering programs that extend through a number of weeks. As a result of the constant repetition of task specific training throughout these extended sessions, each player has ample time to absorb concepts and to attain mastery over new skills.
Our practices are intense and our students and staff work very hard. Our program has been proven not only to increase a player’s intensity but to also improve his or her confidence as we encourage them to carry the puck and develop on ice creativity.
We are also available for private Fall pre-season programs. These private programs include "Training
Camps", Power Skating Clinics, Checking Clinics, and Goaltender Clinics. Over the years, we have conducted private programs for Casco Bay Youth Hockey, Maine Coast Youth Hockey, Brunswick High School Girls hockey team, Lewiston Area Youth Hockey, Mid-Coast Youth Hockey, Waterville Youth Hockey, Gorham Youth Hockey, Scarborough Middle School, the Yarmouth high school, Skowhegan high school and Lawrence high school Varsity Hockey teams and Auburn Youth Hockey.
Finally, we are available for Coaches' Clinics and to conduct team "Try-Outs.
Our programs have a reputation for being intense and challenging and we provide sessions that put prospective players in unique game situation that allow them to highlight their talents.