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Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Face Palm
One of the best fake names on here! :+1:
Except the character was Dirk not Dick. So Richard Diggler makes no sense.

Sooooo close, though.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Bezeau, very limited hours and most importantly, don’t drop the soap

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Clarence Swampton and Gilmore Tuttle come to mind. Both high end private lesson type guys. Offer a wide variety of "skill" sessions.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Any Lovell program.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Anon
Any Lovell program.
Not true anymore. I would say that they were the go to program on the south shore/south coast but not so much anymore. Problem is I cant offer an alternative.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Summer skills program at Falmouth with PV. Without a doubt the best. Everyone from NHL guys to squirts in various programs. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

YouTube, your driveway or local tennis court, a pair of inline skates and most of all some fun.

You're over complicating it, you don't need Mr. Skills Coach or fancy obstacles out on the ice. Just get out there and have some fun with your kid. Throw the kid some passes and be a dad, chirp the kid when they miss the net and give em positive feedback when they do something good.



Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

DumbDad
YouTube, your driveway or local tennis court, a pair of inline skates and most of all some fun.

You're over complicating it, you don't need Mr. Skills Coach or fancy obstacles out on the ice. Just get out there and have some fun with your kid. Throw the kid some passes and be a dad, chirp the kid when they miss the net and give em positive feedback when they do something good.



You are absolutely right, DD. Perfectly fine path for the kid that wants to work the concession stand at the rink when he turns 16.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Elite skills!!! They are the best around. By far and away

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Adam Nicholas from Stride Envy - best around.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Anon
DumbDad
YouTube, your driveway or local tennis court, a pair of inline skates and most of all some fun.

You\'re over complicating it, you don\'t need Mr. Skills Coach or fancy obstacles out on the ice. Just get out there and have some fun with your kid. Throw the kid some passes and be a dad, chirp the kid when they miss the net and give em positive feedback when they do something good.



You are absolutely right, DD. Perfectly fine path for the kid that wants to work the concession stand at the rink when he turns 16.
Love the snark and trolling here, but lets be like Kanye and spread some love.

Every driveway, tennis court, outdoor rink, basement or pond is an empty canvas for a kid and an opportunity for them to connect with a game they love and get better.


Maybe some parents only have the means to play hockey and there's nothing left for 'ELITE' training with 'so and so' or 'camp whatsitsname', nothing wrong making the most out of what you got.


What's wrong with working the snackbar at 16? Maybe that kid is earning a few bucks, learning about responsibility, and maybe they're a rinkrat and that job gets them 15 minutes or 30 minutes a day to jump on the ice and work on their game.

go ahead and be you and troll and get a kick out of your responses, I won't judge what you do with your spare time. I just hope some parent or 2 reads this and realizes this game is a whole lot more than triple A or prep this or Jr team that.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

mark farrington in Exeter is an amazing skating coach. He specializes in edge work more then speed

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

The original post was a legitamate question of someone looking for a skills program. How a parent chooses to spend his money, or how a child chooses to practice is their own business. People who have been around hockey for a while can actually provide worthwhile information to others who might be new to the game.

Re: Who are the best skills guys in the area?

Boston being Boston and the inability to make it from the south shore to the north shore and visa-versa it is very important to state whether it's north shore, south shore, metro west. . . . For the South Shore, despite the few angry old dads who have some ax to grind (sorry your kid got cut) you can't go wrong with any Lovell Hockey / BA skills. Maybe one day, one session was bad but if your kid regularly attends their skills you will see a jump in improvement. My 2 cents and my kid was never cut. Sorry haters.