THT HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT
For players to develop efficiently and effectively and reach their full potential, THT HOCKEY is an absolute requirement because during team practices there isn’t a whole lot of time spend on developing individual skills. A lot of practice time in minor hockey is spent developing systems, positioning, working on break out drills, flow drills, running the power play or PK. Individual skills are your job to develop on your own. Come experience the THT difference and see your game reach the next level!
DAVID TAIT – OWNER AND HEAD INSTRUCTOR OF THT HOCKEY
David has a love for the game unlike most. Not only is he a crazed fan of the game, he has devoted years researching the physiology, biomechanics, sociology, and psychology of hockey, and has a strong understanding of the learning process through his experience as a teacher. He implements this knowledge and experience as a physical education specialist, coach, and instructor, and uses it as the foundation and driving force behind the success of THT Hockey and his players.
David was a Physical Education Specialist for 13 years until he realized his dream of meshing his love for teaching with his love for the game of hockey by creating The Hockey Tutor or THT Hockey. Some of his other qualifications are:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
THT HOCKEY Development – Director of Player Development & Head Instructor
OHL Prospects Scout - TheScout.ca - GTHL, OMHA - SCTA
International Skating and Shooting Instructor -
NHL, AHL, KHL, SEL, OHL, NCAA, Junior A, B, C, HL - AAA
Global Legacy Sports - World Selects - Scout/Coach
Physical Education Specialist Teacher - 13 years
Physical Education Specialist - Queens University
SWC Hockey Canada Skills Academy - Founder/Head Instructor
Coached at the AAA and Junior Levels
Bachelor of Education - Brock University
Bachelor of Hon Kinesiology - McMaster University
Referee Supervisor and Level IV Referee
Co-Founder of McMaster’s ALTITUDE Leadership Program
CPR/First Aid Certification
Coaching Theory Level I and Level II - McMaster University
Safety in Sport Certification
THE THT HOCKEY DIFFERENCE
THT HOCKEY provides a highly technical hockey skills education for players of all levels; house league to AAA, OHL, NCAA, and the NHL. Our technical instruction is scientifically researched and proven so we guarantee results.
We break down every skill so athletes learn "How" to execute skills optimally and not just "Do" them. THT teaches players about their individual anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, so they understand “HOW” to execute hockey skills properly and not just “DO” them. They learn “WHY” executing skills in a particular way is necessary and how it will affect performance and ultimately provide them with an advantage over their opponents. When players understand how to execute a skill, they are able to transfer this learning into development at an accelerated rate.
THT Instructors educate, demonstrate and model the skill, have the athlete perform the skill, and then provide specific feedback for improvement. Through repetition, the player will develop accurate and correct muscle memory.