Updated: Apr 16
Open for shooting!
Cliff Ronning and I have specialized in hockey sticks, customized specifications and elite shooting performance for 10 years, and now we're opening a new location called "Slap Shot Alley". Cliff and I agreed to call it "Slap Shot Alley", because we both learned how to play hockey in our backyard alleys as kids.
Our focus at Slap Shot Alley is to teach proper technique, but more importantly to motivate our players to go out in your alley or basement or whatever and practice everyday, because that's where real improvement happens. The question is... how do you motivate kids to get off the videos games and into the alley?
You have to make practice fun and competitive but also make sure that kids are practicing with proper technique so they are more efficient and improving. The more they improve, the more goals they score... the more fun the game gets!
At the Slap Shot Alley, we also have great ideas to make practicing by yourself more fun. It's much more fun to practice with a defender or a goalie. So what do you do when you have no little sister to throw in between the pipes?
At the Slap Shot Alley, we have a goalie named "Tendytron". He is a garbage can with a Carey Price jersey and some goalie gear attached. The players love to shoot against Tendytron with various games and rules. With the right rules, it gets pretty competitive!
If you would like to learn about the games and challenges we do at the Slap Shot Alley, subscribe to our blog and we will post some more examples!