Dominic Isetta — 2016 Flagstaff

First Name
Last Name
2016 Flagstaff GROUP 1 DARK
2016 Flagstaff
- 06/06/2016
June 15, 2000

RMHS Testing

Pushups in 60 sec
Situps in 60 sec
60 yard dash
8.02 sec
Lateral Hops x 15
Lateral Hops in 30 secs
Shot Speed Wrist (mph)
52 mph
Shot Speed Slap (mph)
65 mph
Top Speed Skating
2.03 sec
Acceleration Skating Test
4.35 sec
Box Sprint
16.54 sec

RMHS Skating

Work on stopping and tight turns. Hockey is a game of transitions. We need to be able to change direction quickly. When stopping use both legs. Stagger front and rear leg with front leg towards back and rear leg towards chest. Don't pop out after stopping, stay low. Have stick on ice in ready position. Use cross over start to explode in other direction. During tight turns, keep both feet flat on ice. Remember inside foot is steering wheel and outside foot is power. Keep stick in front of you. Look into your turn. Your body will follow after you turn your head up ice.
Forward Stride
Work on your body alignment. If you are properly aligned with your body your toes, your knees, and your nose all should be in a line. This will cause you to have a little forward lean which is a good thing. You do not want to be standing up when skating as this is not going to allow you to get the proper stride. Always remember to work on getting stronger on your edges. If you are not strong on your edges you will struggle to be a strong skater.
Backwards Stride
Work on your body alignment. When backwards skating much like forwards your body alignment is so important. Backwards skating you will be feeling like you are almost sitting in a chair. Be sure to keep your head and shoulders up as this is where all your balance is when skating. Center your weight over the middle of you skates and be sure to fully extend your c-cuts and fully return. C-cuts are where you gain and maintain your power going backwards not crossovers!
Transitional Skating
You display the want to get better at all your skating techniques. Changing direction in all ways is so important to master as the game of hockey is constantly changing direction. The three most common characteristics you must display when using transitional skating would be wide skates, Shoulders parallel to the ice, and deep knee bend. You also want to master your edge work in all forms of skating. Remember to maintain your speed out of changing direction with quick crossovers. Always learn all ways to transition so you are not a predictable skating and hockey player alike!
Foot Speed
Your sprint work is so important to creating more offense and giving yourself more time and space with the puck. Quick feet are so important to a players skating in all three zones of the ice. Continue to work on the technique of the toe starts and your overall agility on your skates. The faster your first three steps are the more you will find yourself getting to the puck races and winning them which could in turn help you create more offense.

RMHS Puck Skills

Do not over stickhandle. Remember stickhandling is taught to create control of the puck and learn to feel the puck so the player can maintain vision on the ice. Stickhandle daily off-ice 20 to 30 minutes to help improve on-ice faster. Always be creative when stick handling and try new things. Learn to control the puck in tight spaces and away from your opponent.
Puck Protection
Puck protection and the concept of it is so important to master to become a better hockey player. You must display patience as a hockey player and never panic if you do not have an option when you have the puck. Puck protection is simply protecting the puck with you body between the puck and the opponent. Always stay low and wide with your skate and body stance to maintain strength. Also be sure to keep your hands and arms away from your body to ensure the opponent cannot get to the puck.
Good foundation, continue to build on it. A good passer, especially a good puck moving defensemen is priceless. Work on direct, in direct and area passes. Those are 3 types of passes you need to be accurate with. Also, work on saucer and shot passes, both those skills enable you to have more options when moving the puck.
Make sure that you understand that taking a look before you retrieve pucks in the corners or the open ice is a skill. This is going to help you be a better and more prepared hockey player. Work on keeping you head up when handling pucks so you can see the ice and make the correct plays to your teammates. The quicker you can make decisions the better of a hockey player you will become.
Shooting Wrist Shot
Good form and technique with your shot. Now work on your accuracy and your stick speed. The faster you bring stick forward, the harder the shot. Work on picking corners as well as shooting both on the ice and under the crossbar. Also, work on looking off the shot. Look where you want it to go, then look somewhere else before releasing puck.
Shooting Snap Shot
Good form and technique with your shot. Now work on your accuracy and your stick speed. The faster you bring stick forward, the harder the shot. Work on picking corners as well as shooting both on the ice and under the crossbar. Also, work on looking off the shot. Look where you want it to go, then look somewhere else before releasing puck. Remember the big difference in a wrist and snap shot is the final snapping motion with your wrist at the end of the shot. The snap shot is one of the hardest shots for goalies to read due to the final movement and the snapping motion in your stick.
Shooting Backhand
Work on follow through. You need to end by rolling your wrists over and pointing toe of blade at target. Correct repetition is key. Practice shooting off ice. Always practice with correct form. Always keep your head up and look at target. Much like the forehand wrist shot the puck should be towards the middle of the blade. You can open the blade of the stick to lift the puck in your follow through. Also keep in mind with a backhand you want to keep your hands and arms away from your body so you can use your whole body for maximum power and accuracy.
Shooting Slap Shot
Work on follow through. You need to end by rolling your wrists over and pointing toe of blade at target. Correct repetition is key. Practice shooting off ice. Always practice with correct form. Always keep your head up and look at target. Also remember when holding your stick for this shot you want the lower hand to be lower on the stick so you can properly flex the stick on point of contact. A negative with the slap shot is the goaltender can usually follow the puck due to the wind up and the opposition will have more time to block your shooting lane.

RMHS Game Play

Offensive Play
Work on changing direction with speed. Remember to under handle the puck when in the open ice. Always keep your stick in the ready position. Always favor your strength of your stick which is your forehand when possible. Work on your skating and sprint work as this is going to get you to pucks faster which will result in having the puck on your stick more often. Puck protection is the key to creating more time and space for you and your teammates and taking time and space away from your opponent.
Defensive Play
The game of hockey turns into one vs one battles all over the ice. Have the ability to grind and battle on the defensive side of the puck as well as when you have the puck. A good defense is what makes the offense produce. Always have the mindset that you want to create turnovers so you can help your team create pressure on the attack.
Ice Awareness
Maintain vision by simply looking around when you get on the ice for games and practices. It is almost best to think of it as turning the game into slow motion when you are looking around the ice. Learn to find where you teammates are on the ice surface at all times. Also when handling the puck we need to keep your heads up and maintain vision so we can see the ice to the best maximum of our ability.
Team Play
Always remember that an assist is just as many points as a goal. Look to not only make plays but create plays. The best players in the world make others around them better by being a great team player. Learn to sacrifice personal gain to be a better teammate. Communication both on and off-ice are the keys to becoming the ultimate team player. Be sure when you communicate that you talking with purpose and not just talking to talk.
Why would you want to be like all the other players? Exactly you do not! This is how you can make the difference from the others you play with and against. CREATIVITY! It is always to get a good fundamental by learning how others perform skills wether it is how they skate, how they shoot, or how they make a move around the opponent. Once you see it is now your turn to add some of your own creativity to this and make it your own. The best players are in the world are always making themselves better by thinking outside the box versus inside the box.
Competitive Spirit
Stay on the front side of everything you do in the game of hockey and life alike. Continue to encourage players around you to become better and push them to a higher level of play. The ultimate competitor always wants to get better and be successful at everything they do. Detest to lose at anything you do but learn more from the loses and how you can be better the next time. Never take a competitive spirit to a level that others do not want to compete against or with you.
Physical Play
Knee bend is the key to balance and stability with everything you do on the ice. Think of your knees like a spring. When you make body contact on an opponent you do not want to be fully extended with your knees as you are now tall and limber and will lack balance. The key is to stay lower than your opponent and out muscle them. Also work on strengthening your edges as this will give you more balance and strength both along the wall and in the open ice. The key is to maintain leverage when you are trying to separate the opponent from the puck. REMEMBER - Never hit an opponent from behind or that could create an injury potential!
Hockey IQ
Over the week you displayed a great hockey IQ. Hockey IQ is something that you can always improve every time you are on or off the ice. Paying attention to every detail that you are taught wether it being a skill or a concept. You can improve your hockey IQ from your teammates and coaches as well as simply studying the game at higher levels. The best way to improve your hockey IQ is to study the game at higher levels and be a student of the game.

RMHS Intangibles

You are a very coachable hockey player and this is huge moving forward both in your long and short term development. Your will and determination shows that you want to learn and get better every time you step on the ice. Keep working hard torwards your goals and only good will come for you.
Be The Best You can Be - Be Better than the Last time you were on the ice!
Will to Improve
You displayed the want to get better all week. This is key to improvement. Paying attention, staying focused, and giving full attention are all important to improve in everything you do. Hard work, effort, and attention are some of the most important keys to the quickest improvement. There is so much to learn to become the best hockey player. Sports are a game of mistakes, it is natural to make mistakes, those of us who learn and get better from our mistakes will be the ones who excel the quickest!
Consistency is one of lives hardest task. You will find that you have to get into a routine in other parts of your life to become consistent throughout everything else you do. Example, getting up and making your bed, keeping a clean room, helping out daily around the house. If you do this in your personal life it will help you be more consistent as an athlete as well. This is something you can strive for as a student as well. You must become more consistent as a player and know your role. If you do not understand your role ask a coach to help you establish this. Always make sure you do not try and be something you are not. If you are not a fancy puck handler you can practice to get better but until you make that commitment do not try to over handle the puck in games. This is an example to help you better understand. Play within your strengths and continue to work on your weakness.
Leadership is something within all of us. This week you showed times when you stepped up as a leader. Learn to be consistent in your leadership skills and you will continue to gain the respect of your piers. Remember that you can be a leader both by example working hard on and off ice or positive verbal communication. If you see a teammate that is frustrated help them and encourage them. This is an example of how you can continue to be an effective leader.

RMHS Off-Ice

Good work this week. Continue to work on your agility, balance, and core to improve your athleticism. You have great potential and a good start of what it takes to be a dedicated hockey player. Stay dedicated in getting better each day and keep working hard off the ice!
Effort Level
You displayed tremendous effort this week at camp. The extra effort is what creates a great player and great teammates. Keep up the intensity and effort in all aspects of the game. Continue to strive at maximal effort and influence those around you to do the same.
You always stepped up the plate this week at camp. Your participation could always be counted on. You were eager and willing to learn. Participating constantly will allow you to consistently learn and grow as a player, teammates and overall athlete.
Athleticism improves as you develop and grow. Keep working at improving your athleticism as you grow into your body. Pay attention to the way your body moves and develop positive habits to keep improving.
Good work this week. Your conditioning is pretty good. Continue to work on it at least 2-3 times a week through sprints, long distance running, biking, agility drills, or swimming. Doing off ice conditioning will help tremendously with your on ice performance so continue to work hard in this area and compete each day.
Quickness is an important aspect of hockey. As you continue to grow and develop, train for quickness. Your first step, explosiveness, and power will allow your game to develop to the next level. Keep working hard and with focus and training your quickness will allow you to develop into a powerful skater.
Good work this week! You have a good start in your strength ability. Realize that you can always do better and can never be too strong. Continue to work on your strength through body weight exercises or weighted exercises. Work on beating your pushup and sit-up scores and challenge yourself each day to get better! Keep working hard and have fun getting stronger!


RMHS Off-Ice
Nice to have you back again this year Dom! What I saw this week for you to work on is your overall body weight strength. Add pushups, squats, lunges, & planks into your routine to start building fundamental strength now that will help you be strong and powerful on the ice. Keep elevating your skills as well, and be doing both of these you'll be deadly competition!