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MaxPro Pre-Season Training

Program Name

MaxPro Pre-Season Training 

Program Description

Participants will receive 2 hours of on-ice training and 1 hour of off-ice training daily in preparation for the upcoming hockey season.

This program is completely open to the public and is not restricted to MaxPro Jets players. 

The on-ice training curriculum will entail the fundamentals of skating, stickhandling, checking (dependent on situation with COVID-19), and game play. The basis of the teaching strategy for MaxPro Elite Hockey Skills is to combine the strongest Russian and North American hockey training techniques. Russia has been a dominant force in international hockey for the past several decades. This is due to the rigorous methods used in training and educating hockey players, with a focus on techniques. The emphasis of the MaxPro Elite Hockey Skills program is on the development of skating techniques and game strategies. Skillful skating techniques are an important part of becoming an accomplished hockey player. The MaxPro Elite Hockey Skills program incorporates the traditional, powerful, straight-ahead approach of North American skating, with the high-speed, fluid maneuverability of the Russians. The program also combines the team tactics of Russian tradition, with the more assertive North American style.

The off-ice training will entail running, plyometrics, body weight training, agility, stretching, and off-ice shooting. 

We are currently accepting only 25 players in each group. 

Program Coaching

MaxPro Hockey Club Owner and former professional player Max Gratchev will conduct all training. Our highly-qualified assistant coaches will assist or substitute as needed. 

Program Dates

August 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2021

Program dates are subject to change based on the fluid situation with COVID-19.

Program Schedule 

2010 and Younger Players Only
8:00 AM-10:00 AM On-Ice Training
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Off-Ice Training
2010 and Younger Players Only
10:00 AM-12:00 PM On-Ice Training
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Off-Ice Training
2009 and Older Players Only 
12:00 PM-2:00 PM On-Ice Training
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Off-Ice Training
2009 and Older Players Only
2:00 PM-4:00 PM On-Ice Training
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Off-Ice Training
Due to the current safety standards that are in place, players should be dropped-off no more than 10 minutes before the program start time. Furthermore, players must be pick-up within ten minutes following the conclusion of the program. 
Should any player need picked-up early from the program, we must receive written notice to 
The program schedule is tentative and subject to change based on the fluid situation with COVID-19.

Program Age Divisions

This program offers a 2009 and Younger division and a 2008 and Older division.

All players must have completed Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs before participating.

Program Location

Veteran's Memorial Rink
570 Somerville Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Program Cost

$375 per player, before the standard Sports Engine processing fee.

preparation for Pre-Season Training

On-ice training attire:  all personal protective equipment, practice jersey, socks, skates, etc.

Off-ice training attire:  T-shirt, shorts, tennis shoes, appropriate socks, hat, etc. 

Personal water bottle: either refillable or multiple non-refillable, MaxPro Hockey Club will not be providing water bottles, water refill stations will be available, water bottles should be marked with player name

Snacks/drinks: something quick to have during the quick transition from the on-ice training segment to the off-ice training segment.

Off-ice training will be conducted outside on the basketball courts. Players should prepare accordingly if they suffer from seasonal allergies.

Please pre-apply sunscreen. We will have sunscreen available for reapplication. 

No unnecessary electronics. All electronics, including cell phones, must remain inside the player's hockey bag for the duration of the program.

Program Registration

Registrations and payments for all MaxPro Hockey Club programs must be completed online via Sports Engine. No physical registrations or physical forms of payment are accepted. We do not maintain waitlists for any MaxPro Hockey Club programs. Program spots will be filled in the order they are registered for. 

Due to currently mandated capacity restrictions on ice surfaces, players are not permitted to drop-in for sessions, nor are players permitted to make-up missed training sessions.

No refunds.