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Summer Sessions

Registration is Open!

Thursday 6:40 Goaltender session is on WAIT LIST status.

Tom Finks

Summer Program Director

Wilmette Hockey Summer Programs

PROGRAMS LED BY WILMETTE'S TOP COACHES

  • Joe Heaton, Wilmette Tribe Skills Director & Heaton Hockey
  • Anthony Booth, Wilmette Braves Bantam 1 Head Coach  & Precision Hockey
  • Bill Martin, Wilmette Braves Bantam Head Coach
  • Grant Paulsen, Wilmette Braves Goaltending Director
  • Nicolas Ponce de Leon, Wilmette Braves Girls u12/14 Head Coach & PDL Hockey
  • Additional Brave and Tribe Coaches (Ben Piskor, John Wallin, Brad McMahon, Bill Norberg and Tom Finks)

THE BASICS

  • All classes are at Wilmette Centennial Ice Rink; easy access to the Centennial Pool before or after class (separate Park District fees apply)
  • Each course is 7 weeks
  • Program options available June 17 through August 8
  • There are no classes the week of July 1

Skater Courses

Monday: Power Skating-Edge Work (explosive starts, crossover, forward, backward inside and outside edge) + Stickhandling

  • Level: Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  • Mondays, 5:30 pm
  • June 17, 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5
  • Coach: Anthony Booth

Monday: Battle and Shoot: shoot-wrist, backhand, and snap shots + small area games, puck protection, ice usage, and play making.

  • Level: Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  • Mondays, 6:40 pm
  • June 17, 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5
  • Coach: Anthony Booth

Monday: GOALTENDER: Pro Technique-Skating for Balance, Posture, Footwork, Skating, Core and Puck Work for To Increase Save Percentage

  • Coach: Grant Paulsen
  • MT-SQ, Mondays at 5:30 pm
  • PW-BT, Mondays at 6:40 pm
  • June 17, 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5

Tuesday: Skating Speed, Agility, Deception--Edge-work, power, footwork to stick handling + fun.

  • Level: Mites
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
  • June 18, 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6
  • Coach: Joe Heaton

Tuesday: Skating Speed, Agility, Deception--Edge-work, power, footwork to stick handling + fun.

  • Level: Squirts
  • Tuesdays at 6:40 pm
  • June 18, 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6
  • Coach: Joe Heaton

Wednesday: Complete Hockey Skills - Skating, Puck Possession, Shooting and Battling Skills

  • Level: Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
  • June 19, 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7
  • Coach: Bill Martin

Wednesday: Small Areas Game to Deploy the Learned Skills in Session 1

  • Level: Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  • Wednesdays at 6:40 pm
  • June 19, 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7
  • Coach: Bill Martin

Wednesday: Power Skating Edges, Hockey Strength + Puck Control, Passing, Protection

  • Level: Girls u8, u10, u12, 
  • Wednesdays at 5:30pm
  • June 19, 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7
  • Coach: Nicholas Ponce de Leon

Wednesday: Power Skating Edges, Hockey Strength + Puck Control, Passing, Protection

  • Level: Girls advanced u12, u14, u16 and older, 
  • Wednesdays at 6:40pm
  • June 19, 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7
  • Coach: Nicholas Ponce de Leon

Thursday: Pucker Up - Stick handling technique, range and speed.

Puck protection, board battles and retrieval techniques. Passing and shooting technique.

  • Level: Mites, 
  • Thursdays at 5:30 pm
  • June 20, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1 and August 8
  • Coach: Joe Heaton

Thursday: Pucker Up - Stick handling technique, range and speed.

Puck protection, board battles and retrieval techniques. Passing and shooting technique.

  • Level: Squirts
  • Thursdays at 6:40 pm
  • June 20, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1 and August 8
  • Coach: Joe Heaton

Thursday: GOALTENDER Game Situations, Efficiency of Moves and Heavy Shots for Skills and Confidence

  • Coach: Grant Paulsen
  • MT-SQ, Thursdays at 5:30 pm
  • PW-BT, Thursdays at 6:40 pm
  • June 20, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1 and August 8

Fees

Skater Packages (See information below on how packages and floaters work)

  • 7/0 Package (7 of the same week day class, same time slot; 0 floater substitutes), $295 **** BEST VALUE, ONLY $42 per class ****
  • 6/1 Package (6 of the same week day class, same time slot; 1 floater substitute), $315
  • 5/2 Package (5 of the same week day class, same time slot; 2 floater substitutes), $330
  • 4/3 Package (4 of the same week day class, same time slot; 3 floater substitutes), $350
  • Single Class (pick your own schedule), $70 per class

Goalie Fee

  • $125 per course

Discounts

10% Sibling discount is available (starting with the 2nd child)

There is no prorated fee for missed sessions.  Please pick a package that works with your schedule.

We will not accept drop ins during the day of class.

About the New Flex Schedule and Packages

The Flex Schedule allows you to customize your course selection for summer vacation convenience.

Steps for Successful Registration

Step 1:  You purchase Package(s) only.  You pick classes later, so close website.

Step 2:  Look for confirmation email with “Course Selection Link”

Step 3:  Select your Courses based on the Package you purchased.

  • If you can make all 7 weeks of the course, buy the “7/0 Package” for best price.
  • If you can only make 6 of 7, buy the “6/1 Package” and choose a comparable course on a different date/time outside of the 6 primary courses.
  • If you can only make 5 of 7, buy the “5/2 Package” and choose a comparable course on a different date/time outside of the 5 primary courses.
  • If you can only make 4 of 7, buy the “4/3 Package” and choose a comparable course on a different date/time outside of the 4 primary courses.
  • If you can only make 3 classes, buy single course and choose them as you need.

See the chart below for an easy view of comparable course options. The colored courses provide Flex Schedule option mates.

Registration is Open!

Tom Finks

Summer Program Director