The new state of the art 3000 foot PowerTech Fitness Centre is located inside Tecumseh Arena. The facility houses specialized training equipment for skating treadmill lessons, shooting and stick handling lessons, Off-Ice team and individual training, strength and conditioning programs, speed and agility classes, adult boot camps and much more.
PowerTech’s experienced and educated staff works with people of all ages, skill levels and athletic development to help them achieve their goals.
Specialized training equipment includes:
- Woodway Blade Skating Treadmill
- Rapid Shot Shooting Lane
- Tomahawk Exercise Bikes
- Plyometric and Agility Equipment
- Core Strength and Balance Equipment
- Multi-functional Cable Equipment
- Free Weights and Strength Equipment
- Video Analysis for Skating Treadmill, Shooting or On Ice
The goals of the strength and conditioning programs are to develop hockey players who are stronger, faster, more powerful, flexible, efficient and less prone to develop injuries. Our expert strength and conditioning staff works closely to provide individualized attention to each player's specific needs and goals.
Powertech is your source for the most advanced group strength and conditioning programs, our instructors will create a progressive training regimen to meet the specific developmental needs of your team.
Improve your stickhandling, shooting, and skating on our full size ice pad under the direct supervision of a Powertech Trainer. Our cutting edge system gives hockey players of all ages and levels access to the most comprehensive hockey training techniques in the world. Elevate your game with any of our camps or development leagues. We also specialize in group and team training.
We take training and player development very seriously and we train specifically with an end goal in mind. Our expert staff ensures proper training habits are developed and deficiencies are detected and corrected with repetition. At PowerTech, we teach our players skills that will allow them to make dynamic decisions in game situations.
"The Blade" Skating Treadmill
“The Blade” is the world’s most advanced skating treadmill and is offered only at PowerTech Hockey Training and Fitness Centre.
Designed for all levels of skaters – from beginners learning fundamentals to professional athletes – “The Blade” promotes stride efficiency, endurance, and development. Treadmill skating is a personal skating lesson with a PowerTech professional instructor who will analyze the players’ skating technique, stride efficiency, upper body movement and control. Players will skate in front of a full size mirror and will receive instant feedback from their instructor helping to correct any inconsistencies in their form.
The blade is available to be booked for individual, small groups or team sessions.
Rapid Shot Shooting System
PowerTech Rapid Shot Shooting System will improve your shooting technique whether you’re a beginner or an elite hockey player.
Through the use of infrared sensors, the Rapid Shot Shooting Lane will deliver passes at a steady rate and will light up corners of the net as alternating targets. Upon contact, your reaction time, puck speed and accuracy are measured and immediately displayed on a monitor. The Rapid Shot is the most effective and efficient hockey shooting system in the world today, and is capable of passing 800 pucks per hour. It is the first scientifically based systematic shooting system that provides immediate feedback. It is an exceptional learning tool that is self-motivating which will ultimately result in a more efficient and prolific goal scorer. Shooting lane operates on a swipe card basis. Players purchase time and use the time as they wish.
ANDY PAQUETTECO-OWNER/HEAD ON-ICE INSTRUCTOR
Andy has four years playing experience in the OHL for the Sudbury Wolves and the Hamilton Steelhawks. He has coached throughout North America, including a stint in the OHL with the Sudbury Wolves. For the past several years Andy has worked with Igor Larionov, training his Russian professionals and prospects as well as in Finland and Sweden. Currently, Andy is the skills coach for the OHL’s Sarnia Sting and has worked with prospects Zach Kassian, Matt Martin, Matt Puempel and Aaron Ekblad.
Widely regarded and sought after as one of the best skills coaches in the area, Andy specializes in stick handling, power skating, shooting and team concepts. His process of breaking down deficiencies and correcting them has earned him the honour to work with the likes of Igor Larionov, Kris Draper and Bryan Smolinski.
JUSTIN SOLCZCO-OWNER/ON-ICE INSTRUCTOR
Justin is the current General Manager of The Leamington Flyers in the GOJHL. Previously he was the Associate Head Coach for the University of Windsor Lancers Men’s hockey team for eight seasons and helped lead the Lancers to the 2013-14 Queens Cup Ontario Championship. He was also owner and operator of Solcz Hockey Development before its merger with PowerTech Hockey Development. He has obtained his “High Performance 1” coaching certification through Hockey Canada and is one of the highest qualified coaches in the Windsor and Essex County region.
Justin specializes in team tactics and concepts, video breakdown, analysis and coaching consulting.
Off Ice Programs
Current off ice programs
Skating Treadmill Packages [ competitive ]
July 1, 2020
The PowerTech Skating Treadmill is the ultimate tool designed to help hockey players at all skill levels improve their skating stride. Treadmill skating is a personal skating lesson with a professional instructor who will analyze and correct the players’ skating technique, stride efficiency, upper body movement, control and more.
10 Sessions – $350 + HST
20 Sessions – $600 + HST
30 Sessions – $750 + HST
**Packages can be shared between family members/friends
**Packages have a 12 month expiry from date purchase
All sessions are booked online at your convenience. Once you signup and pay for a package you will receive an email for our system asking you to create a username and password. Once you create an account you can book sessions online.
Current Hours as of Sep 2020:
Monday to Friday 4PM-8PM
Off Ice – Shooting and Scoring [ competitive ]
July 1, 2020
**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE FOLLOWED TO ENSURE CLIENT AND INSTRUCTOR SAFETY**
This is a must attend program for all players regardless of age or skill level. Let expert PowerTech instructors take you through 4 private shooting lessons to help you improve your shooting and goal scoring ability.
2 Progressive programs based on age and skill level: Advanced Level or Beginner/Intermediate Level
Four 30 Minute private lessons in our Rapid Shot Shooting Lane.
Cost: $180 plus HST
Typical Advanced Level Program:
Lesson 1: Shooting Mechanics
Proper form, footwork and balance, weight transfer, puck positioning, proper follow thru, shooting for power etc
Lesson 2: Shooting on the Fly and Quick Release
Footwork, proper release point, hand positioning, downward flex, follow thru, etc
Lesson 3: Goal Scoring
Art or scoring, shot selection, accuracy, fakes and creating deception, etc
Lesson 4: Recap and Review
Typical Beginner/Intermediate Program
Lesson 1: Shooting Mechanics 1
Proper form, footwork and balance, weight Transfer, puck positioning, proper follow thru
Lesson 2: Shooting Mechanics 2
Progress from lesson 1, shooting for power, shooting for accuracy, introduce receiving pass and shooting
Lesson 3: Quick Release
Continue to progress for lessons 1 and 2, improve quick release, introduce scoring areas
Lesson 4: Recap and Review
Current Hours as of May 2020:
Monday to Friday 1PM-7PM