Photo courtesy of Jr. Gulls San Diego

Jr. Gulls San Diego this month announced it is now offering Power Edge Pro, an on-ice player-development program, which helps train hockey players in skating patterns that sharpen skills, such as speed, acceleration, balance, agility and quickness.

Jr. Gulls San Diego said it is the first in the state to exclusively offer the PEP program. They will also be hosting its first PEP camp at the end of the month.

“We are thrilled to be the first to bring such cutting edge training to our program and our growing athletes,” said Craig Carlyle, the new hockey director for the San Diego Jr. Gulls, and head coach of the 14AA team.

The PEP program utilizes proprietary equipment and training patterns, focusing on reactive countering training, engaging multiple motor skills simultaneously to develop a player’s small area game performance. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide 5-times as many repetitions as standard drill-based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills, the organization said in a press release.

The program was developed by Joe Quinn, a Toronto-based hockey instructor and former minor-league coach.

Ice-Plex will be hosting its first PEP camp for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14-18U, Oct. 31 through Nov. 1. For details, visit www.jrgullshockey.com.

For more information on the PEP program, visit www.poweredgepro.com. And for more information on Ice-Plex Escondido, visit www.iceplexescondido.com.

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