- 1 Post By VF
- 3 Post By Nyssa42
- 2 Post By beedee
- 1 Post By SirJW
- 2 Post By miss_supra95
January 15th, 2014, 01:38 AM #1
Has anyone done the Kings Hockey Clinic?
I just signed up and would love to hear from people about their experiences.
January 15th, 2014, 10:13 AM #2
I did the beginners clinic with Daryl Evans in 2012, and it was a lot of fun. For our class, he taught and had 4 assistants, so you have a chance to get some personal corrections as you need them. It was a while ago, so I don't recall the exact progression, but if I recall correctly, it was four on ice session, which were about an hour, an hour and a half or so long. The majority of the work was on skating, and in the later classes he broke those off who were more competent skaters to work on stick handling. The final session was a scrimmage, and quite honestly, seeing where we started, and then actually getting to scrimmage, the progression people made was rather astounding. And you will get to see the Evans classic stepping off the ice, kick off the skate with no laces and in the same motion step into his loafer. That alone is worth it
My two tips would be this: first, if you have no or very weak skating abilities, get out on the ice a bit before you go. While they will go over hockey skating, the clinic isn't supposed to be an all out ice skating class. If you can comfortably skate, you will have a lot more fun. Second, I'm not sure who they are using for equipment this year, my year they were using HockeyTron. Most of the equipment was OK (for a beginner), but the skates where terrible. I struggled and struggled on those skates then finally went out and bought another pair, and the difference was night and day. When you go out for your fitting, don't be afraid to splurge a little and upgrade on the skates instead of going with the ones that are packaged with the deal.
Last edited by VF; January 15th, 2014 at 11:24 AM.
January 15th, 2014, 10:47 AM #3
wish they would do a clinic for us "old and out of shape but not beginners" people. Have fun!
January 15th, 2014, 10:54 AM #4
My cousin did this and had a blast. She thinks highly of DE from the experience.
January 15th, 2014, 11:13 AM #5
I've never done one, but Daryl Evans is really cool. I've talked to him several times.
Have a good time!
January 15th, 2014, 12:06 PM #6
Originally Posted by Nyssa42
Sames! Daryl is super cool and easy to talk to. He always takes the time to listen to you, and to make sure he has answered your question, and even gives you more info than you thought was possible on a subject. I thought about doing a clinic of his last year, I think it was $150 for 4 sessions? I'm not a beginner, but I'm not a ringer by anymeans either. I really want to do one just to see how it goes and to have the chance to be instructed by Daryl Evans.
Originally Posted by eddieshack23
January 15th, 2014, 08:42 PM #7
Originally Posted by beedee
I feel it's time to chime in. Daryl is great, I used to do the clinics all the time when they were weekly years ago. Having said that, they are very remedial and basic. I did them because it kept me sharp, sometimes I would crouch to keep warm and burn the legs while waiting to do the next drill.
January 15th, 2014, 10:59 PM #8
Thank you for the input! I already have some really nice skates. I invested in reebok 11ks a while ago but lack all other gear.
Originally Posted by VF
Man, I am so excited,
January 15th, 2014, 11:24 PM #9
A couple of the beginners who play in the LGK midnight pickups attended Daryl's clinic and they were very positive about it. Have fun!
January 19th, 2014, 01:15 PM #10
Wow those skates were terrible. I upgraded and with the credit and 25% off all skates sale I think I only paid $40-50 more for the Reebok White K.
Originally Posted by VF
Awesome Hockey Monkey had women's stuff available too. Been trying to get women's shoulder/chest pads for a while.
Now it's time to break in the skates.