About US

why We ARE OAKmoor…

The OAKmoor Hockey Academy is a unique athletic platform to enable dedicated athletes to get to the next level. Respect and Prepare are the core values of this platform and are enforced on a daily basis in order to achieve, athletic excellence, and personal growth. In an athlete-centered approach, every phase of the athlete’s experience at the facility is designed to fully prepare them to succeed at the next level.

Oakmoor Hockey is a skill development based program. We have professional skill development coaches that have trained, coached, and played at the highest hockey levels. Our focus is on developing hockey players both on and off ice. We are not connected to Des Moines youth hockey. We are looking to work with all associations or individual teams across the mid-west to help with there skill development. Metro ice facility is our home ice, but our coaches travel all over the U.S. to develop hockey players. Oakmoor is just giving the local players and family options to develop as a hockey player. If the question is about our pre and post teams, these teams don’t interfere with any Midwest affiliate programs. These teams are extra, for the players that want more out of there hockey experience. We hope this answers questions and hope everyone understands we are trying to improve skill development in the area. 

MORE Info please contact at hockeyinfo@oakmoorsports.com

or call Jason Jaworski at (402)651-5837

  Location: Metro Ice Facility and OAKmoor Training Facility

WHAT TO EXPECT…

ON ICE Skill INSTRUCTION:

60 minutes of individual skill work, incorporating variations of shooting, skating, passing, stick handling. 

Shooting: Focusing on shooting technique, power, speed, quickness, and accuracy.

Stick Handling: Focusing on controlling the puck.

Edge Work: Transitions, crossovers, tight turns

Small Area & Sports Games: Utilizing diverse motor skills, you will improve overall athleticism.

Daily on-ice practice skill focus is as follows:

Monday – Power Skating

Tuesday – Stick Handling & Shooting

Wednesday – Edge Work & Foot Speed

Thursday – Passing & shooting

Video Hockey IQ CONDITIONING:

Hours of repetition to push each player outside of their comfort zone. We use modern advanced techniques combined with video and continuous feedback strategies to see instant results that is transferred over to the gameplay. We aim to be organic and innovative using real-time video analysis, visual learning concepts, motorized learned behaviors and integrate modern techniques to maximize player development advancements. The option to break down game tape is also available throughout the winter year.

Reaction time – with the focus on scoring (rebound, deflection, tipping, shooting one-timers), passing (passing agility drills)

Decision-making – drills that force quick decisions under various conditions

Timing, movement, and anticipation – training of break out passes, dynamic passing situations

Hockey IQ – reading open lanes, keep away, power-play situations

Multitasking – focusing on the distribution of the brainpower – decision making in parallel agility activities

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING:

SPEED – Acceleration, Deceleration, Linear and Lateral Movement Techniques, Running Mechanics, Footwork.

EXPLOSIVE POWER –Olympic Lifting, Plyometrics, Med Ball Training, Jumping & Landing Techniques.

STRENGTH – Functional Approach, Thorough Instruction, Focus on Upper Body, Lower Body & Core.

CONDITIONING – Game Ready Preparation for all Athletes.

FLEXIBILITY – Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling), Various Forms of Stretching, Muscle Activation.

INJURY REDUCTION – Identify & Correct Muscular Imbalances, Balance & Stabilization.

NUTRITION EDUCATION – Lessons, Tips and Advice.

OFF-ICE TRAINING:

OFF Ice Shooting: Focusing on shooting technique, power, speed, quickness, and accuracy.

OFF Ice Stick Handling: Focusing on controlling the puck.

OFF Ice Edge Work: Transitions, crossovers, tight turns

Sports Games: Utilizing diverse motor skills, you will improve overall athleticism.

More Questions Please contact our Hockey Director at hockeyinfo@oakmoorsports.com or (402) 651-5837

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