North American Hockey Systems, Inc. is a dynamic, hockey
skills school developed by David Randall over the last
30 years. The NAHS approach to instruction begins with
a strong foundation in skating and stick/puck skills.
When these skills are put together, the integrated hockey
approach leads to optimum player development. NAHS has
developed programs for the first time hockey player
and family through the most elite athlete.
Beginning players need to learn the basics correctly.
With great positive feedback, instruction at our school is
based on, instruct/teach, encourage, teach again process.
This stretchs the players' skills, encourages their
interest, and develops their love of the game. To succeed
in hockey, every player needs a strong set of core skills.
Most would agree, that if you can't skate well, you
will always be limited in what type of player you can
become. This school starts with a well established,
proven system of skating skill development for players.
As the skating is developed, so too are the upper and
lower body skills as well as the skills of stick/puck
control, passing and shooting. While fully utilizing
time on the ice for instruction, the atmosphere remains
fun, but focused. Players learn the self-discipline
and mental mind set that allows them to get the most
from this and later opportunities.
Over the past three decades, more than 26,000 players
have attended the school. This has allowed the program
to be constantly improved, and fine-tuned. Now we can
offer what we believe is one of the most effcient methods for
developing players new to the sport, as well as taking
experienced players to a new level of performance and
satisfaction in their skills.
Albany County Rink - Summer
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NAHS has programs for individuals and groups, teams
and organizations. NAHS has consulted and provided programs
throughout the United States. Specialized clinics are
available for players in the first few years of development,
which focus on the acquisition of skating, stick/puck
control, passing fundamentals and shooting/scoring. Once these
basic skills are learned, the foundation is in place
for taking the player to whatever level they are capable
of achieving. Most programs neglect and/or fail to integrate
skills into a young players' game. NAHS has an educationally
based, learning model that is found throughout the programs
offered. Complicated skills are broken down into learnable
parts. These parts are assembled, as players are able
to master, and then integrate them into their game.
This allows instruction to be specifically tailored
for 3 year olds, as well as adult players and everyone
in between. Each to their own physical, mental, and
emotional readiness as well as their own personal attributes.
NAHS is directed by David Randall and his team of instructors.
Coaches are available to come to your rink for training,
or to have you or your group attend one of our programs
in the capital district of New York State.