What is TruEdge Hockey?

Speed, intensity, repetition and the overall journey of development are the focus of TruEdge Hockey. With our consistent coaching players gain the necessary skills and confidence to perform at the highest levels. Each athlete benefits from the uniquely intense TruEdge environment allowing them to transfer those learned skills to the game.

Our programs are now open!

No matter where you are in your development journey, TruEdge Hockey and get you to the next level. Check out the program levels below to see what we have to offer.

ESN TruSpeed and Performance

TruEdge Goaltending

Attendees of both Groups will receive a goaltending manual detailing the finer points that we will teach
during the on-ice sessions. Will also include basic off ice workouts that cater to the goaltending position
ie. stretching, flexibility, lateral movements, hand-eye coordination, core strength and balance.

Coaches are also willing to help with any questions on equipment outside of the on ice sessions


GROUP I (8u-10u)
Attendees will demonstrate the knowledge and ability to: achieve and maintain proper stance during basic crease movement patterns; proper hand positioning; find and maintain body positioning relative to puck including angle, square and depth; perform various save selections in standing and down positions with stick, pads, glove and blocker; recover from save selections. Each session will focus on learning the proper way to skate that starts with strong edgework and fundamentals. Getting more comfortable skating and moving on the ice every week will be the focus while also including competitions and fun!

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    GROUP II (12u-14u)
    Attendees will demonstrate the knowledge and ability to build upon Group I concepts and: Proper stance levels (Higher when puck closer to blue line, Medium when there is a shooting threat and Low/Saving when making the save and puck is in close), include sliding and post play integration, complete advanced recovery concepts, track pucks through screens, comfortably handle the puck with stick; proper hand positioning on plays close to the net; work hard to improve your game! By the end of the clinics every goalie will have excellent knowledge of the proper way to t-push, shuffle, butterfly slide while integrating proper post play and recoveries.

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    TruEdge Hockey Shooting Clinic
    Erie Bank Sports Park

    December 22nd and 23rd
    5:30 – 6:30pm Ages 8 – 11
    6:45 – 7:45pm Ages 12 and Up

    The skills covered in the TruEdge Shooting program are:

    • Proper techniques for all shot types.
    • Proper passing techniques. We put a large emphasis on passing because good passers become great shooters.
    • Situational knowledge to assist in development of scoring and shot selection.
    • Creating a quicker release.
    • Generating a more powerful shot.
    • Improving shot accuracy.

    Being prepared creates confidence. Confidence leads to overall success at every level!

    We do offer single-session drop-in for the TruEdge Shooting Program. For single session drop-ins, you do not need to pre-register. The single session drop-in cost is $40 and must be paid at the door.

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    The TruEdge Skating and Skills Program is designed for those players that want to take their skating and puck skills to the next level.

    Available for 2007-2015 birth years. There are two separate sessions we are offering which are the Wednesday group and the Tuesday/Thursday group. The Wednesday group will consist of one session with the 2007-2010 birth years and the other will be one session with the 2011-2015 birth years. The Tuesday and Thursday group will be one session with the 2007-2015 birth years. Should you haver to miss a session, you can make it up on any of the remaining day or evening sessions.

    If you’re ready to your skating and skills game, sign up today!

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    This NEW program will focus on the fundamental development of your goalie. The program will be 6 weeks long with 2 sessions per week for 1 hour each. The Goaltender will be taught the new techniques of proper movement, edgework, and positioning. TruEdge hockey is very excited to introduce Ryan Zapolski and Ryan Kobel!

    Ryan Zapolski was born in Erie, PA, and grew up playing all of his youth hockey right here for the Erie Lions. He stayed in Erie through his high school career at Cathedral Prep before playing junior hockey in the NAHL for the Mahoning Valley Phantoms. After juniors, Ryan moved back home and completed a 4-year career at Division 1 Mercyhurst University. After college, he has enjoyed a 10-year professional career in the ECHL, AHL, SM-Liiga in Finland, KHL, and Austria’s EBEL. He’s represented the United States in several international events most notably as the starting goalie on the 2018 Men’s Olympic team in Pyeongchang. Through his extensive playing experience at the professional level, including 6 years working with some of the best Finnish goalie coaches in the world, Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge to the goaltending position and is excited to share that knowledge with youth and elite level goalies in the Erie area!

    Ryan Kobel grew up learning and playing hockey in the Erie Youth Hockey Association at age 7 and was a full-time goalie by age 11. He played high school hockey with the Harborcreek Huskies program. Ryan then went on to Mercyhurst College in 2002 and played with the NCAA Division I Mercyhurst Lakers team that won the MAAC championship and advanced to the NCAA D1 tournament in Minneapolis. He has continuing playing since that time and began coaching youth hockey in 2016 in the EYHA program. Ryan works as a sports physical therapist with an understanding of physical and athletic development along with injury prevention.

    2 Drop-In spots available – $45 cost. Pay upon arrival. Pre-Book is mandatory.

    Currently available for ages 8 to 13. If you are older and interested please contact both instructors at:

    Zaps1186@gmail.com Ryan.Kobel@gmail.com

    Power Edge Pro is an on-ice player development system utilizing propriety equipment and training patterns. The system focuses on Reactive Countering Training™, engaging multiple motor skills simultaneously to develop a player’s small area game performance. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide 5x as many repetitions as standard drill based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills.

    Used by dozens of NHL players, our patented StickGel technology takes training to the #NEXTLEVEL. Made for hockey players, by hockey players, we match the flex and curve of your game-day stick to this training aid.

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