The SFUWH Club is hosting the underwater
hockey clinic at MLK pool in SF on either December 4th or
11th from 1pm to 8 pm. We'll be having a few
world-class players and coaches at the clinic for
We're just making sure that everyone knows
that the times and dates are firm.
Please be at the west side door of the MLK
pool by 1pm on Dec 11th (this Saturday).
DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN SIGHT WITHIN YOUR
What to bring:
1) Water or Gatorade - we may have a large
container of Gatorade or such available, but don;t
count on it lasting the whole session. Do bring a
2) A snack. Make sure you bring powerbars
or other snack as we won't be providing food. Some
people can go 7 hours or more, some can't. It's up to
you to provide your own sustainment. You'll also want
to get lunch beforehand. We won;t be getting in the
water until 4pm, so a large lunch should be OK.
3) Your hockey gear! Make sure you have a
black and a white stick and spares as we'll be
splitting up for team drills. If you have white and
dark head gear, bring hat too. We will be providing
advice on gear if asked.
4) A towel
have special needs, please let us know.
If you have specific training requests,
please let me know asap.
I assume that no one needs a place to stay
overnight in SF, but if you do speak up sooner rather
than later - places are still available.
I'll be sending out an outline for the
clinic schedule shortly.
We are still working on the specifics of
where dinner and drinks will be afterwards.
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:34 PM,
Sean Avent <seanavent@...>
to me (seanavent@...)
with the subject line of "SF CLINIC 2010"
and tell me if you are interested in
either attending on the 4th or the 11th.
The purpose of this
hockey clinic would be to learn more about how
to play hockey (emphasizing skill and finesse)
rather than actually playing games during the
clinic. Depending on the interest, we may be
able to adjust the clinic time and add more or
less subject matter. To save in pool costs,
subjects that can be learned in a classroom
setting (rules, team strategy, question and
answer sessions, etc.) will take place outside
the pool (e.g, a pool meeting room, someones
house, or a local restaurant over lunch).
While we have the pool, we expect to spend a
lot of time analyzing individual skill and
identifying problem areas for you to work on.
To the extent possible and depending on number
of participants we will separate groups in to
different skill levels for beginning, moderate
and advanced players.
is a list of possible subjects covered during
Team Positions and
Formations and Play
- playing defense
- playing offense
- 3-2-1, 1-3-2,
3-3, 2-3-1, etc
- Where should I
be located and positioned in relation to my
Team Strategies and
- Wall Game
- Open Play
- Switching from
defensive to offensive and back
- Advantage puck
(offense and defense)
- Equal Puck
- Team plays
- Basic puck
- Advanced puck
Throwing/Passing the puck
Individual Game Play
- taking the puck
from a player
- going around a
- one on one's
- timing your
- Important Rules
How to work out for
Skills to practice
- effective and
efficient snorkel purging
- the dolphin
kick vs the flutter kick
Costs are expected
to be $20 to $25 per person, but may be
reduced if we get many participants. All
participants must be members of USOA and USA
Underwater Hockey. If you are not
currently a USOA member, you can pay for the
2011 year membership and be covered for all
of next year!